SRJC Course Outlines

6/9/2023 5:10:12 PMDANCE 88.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 88.2Title:  LATIN DANCE II  
Full Title:  Latin Dance II
Last Reviewed:3/9/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.503 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course establishes an intermediate level knowledge of Latin dances. Practice of intermediate level Salsa, Bachata, Meringue, Cha Cha and other Latin dance techniques will be covered.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 88.1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course establishes an intermediate level knowledge of Latin dances. Practice of intermediate level Salsa, Bachata, Meringue, Cha Cha and other Latin dance techniques will be covered.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 88.1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2014Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Execute and analyze basic Latin dance vocabulary, both movement vocabulary and
2.  Apply and integrate knowledge of intermediate level Latin dance techniques, styling,
    musicality, historical origins, and etiquette in the performance of these dances.

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Students will be able to:
1.   Demonstrate  intermediate level skills and steps of common Latin dances.
2.   Demonstrate proper dance alignment.
3.   Apply  intermediate level Latin dance terminology.
4.   Demonstrate proper technique in leading and/or following a partner.
5    Perform footwork, rhythms, and basic patterns of common Latin dances.
6.   Demonstrate musicality by identifying  intermediate level rhythmic concepts incorporated in
      Latin dances and relating them to the execution of dance movement.
7.   Count  intermediate level Latin dance movement sequences.
8.   Discuss the historical origins of the Latin dances.
9.   Apply elements of styling as appropriate for each dance.
10. Utilize proper social dance protocol and etiquette.

Topics and Scope
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This course covers a variety of Latin dance styles on an intermediate level - Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, and may also include other Latin social dances.
I. History of Selected Dances
    A. Origins and cultural background
    B. Role of music in development of dances
II. Intermediate Level Techniques in Leading and Following Latin Dance Movements
    A. Correct postures and holds
    B. Partnering
    C. Floor craft: moving around a crowded social dance floor easily
III. Musicality
    A. Meters and tempos in dance movement and musical accompaniment
    B. Rhythmic variation
    C. Dance movement as it relates to musical styles
IV. Intermediate Level Vocabulary
    A. Footwork patterns
    B. Holds
    C. Intermediate level elements common to all Latin dances
    D. Proper alignment
V. Styling (will vary depending on dances being studied) Examples:
    A. Cuban hip motion
     B. Port de bras (carriage of the arms)     
VI. Social Dance Etiquette
All topics will cover the lecture and lab portions of the course.

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Students are expected to spend an additional one hour per week outside of class completing one or more of the following assignments:
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Practice and demonstration of ballroom material presented in class (including verbalization of
    patterns and counts)
2. Partner activities focusing on dance technique
3. Performance exam(s) (1 - 3)
4. Note-taking in class when appropriate
5. Midterm and final exam
Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Weekly practice of skills and patterns presented in class
2. Performance of exercises to strengthen and/or stretch muscle groups required to executed
    dance movements
3. Reading of class handouts and/or selected readings (5-10 pages per week)
4. Written critique of a dance piece or performance
5. Viewing and learning new material from instructional dance videos

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 10%
Critique, note taking
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exam(s)
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Midterm and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Dance Secrets Presents: Salsa Bootcamp, Insider Secrets to Salsa Dance. Salazar, David. Dance Secrets. 2013 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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