SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 4:55:11 AMDANCE 41 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 41Title:  INTL FOLK DANCE  
Full Title:  International Folk Dance
Last Reviewed:4/14/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.506 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 83

Catalog Description:
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The study of and participation in folk dances representing ethnic cultures from around the world and their differences.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The study of and participation in folk dances representing ethnic cultures from around the world and their differences.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Perform steps and sequences from selected international folk dances
2.  Apply basic folk dance terminology
3.  Apply the proper formations and hand holds for dances from an international repertoire
4.  Demonstrate proper techniques for leading dances from an international repertoire
5.  Perform a variety of dance forms from an international folk dance repertoire
6.  Identify major folk dance rhythms across a broad spectrum of an international folk dance repertoire
7.  Compare and contrast folk dance styles from an international folk dance repertoire

Topics and Scope
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I.  Basic Folk Dance Concepts
   A.  Steps
   B.  Styling
   C.  Formations
   D.  Musicality
   E.  Sequences
II.  Folk Dance Terminology
   A.  Native vocabulary used for dance figures
   B.  Leader calls to dance figures
III.  Folk Dance Culture
   A.  Definition of ethnic dance
   B.  Cultural background of dances
IV.  International Differences of Folk Dance
  A.  Country
  B.  Stylistic differences
  C.  Formation differences
  D.  Musicality differences
V.  Influences of different ethnic styles
  A.  Effect of folk costumes on basic movements
  B.  Social and cultural influences
  C.  The role of music in folk dances

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1.  Weekly practice of dances and dance skills covered in class sessions.
2.  Reading of class handouts (5-10 pages per week)
3.  Learn names of dances, country of origin, formation and rhythms
4.  Memorize leader's calls to dances or native vocabulary for dance steps
5.  Participate in local folk dance events or festivals as approved by instructor; or a written critique of a dance piece or performance (based on a performance from the current semester, or for video viewing option, instructor will provide or approve a video). (2 - 3 pages)
In-class assignments:
1. Class performance: activities assessed in terms of improvement.
2. 1 to 3 performance exams
3. Note-taking
4. Practice sessions
5. Final exam
Optional assignments:
1. Dance video viewing and analysis
2. Partner activities focusing on dance technique
3. Student work sessions

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%
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 exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
International Folk Dancing, USA by Betty Casey, forward by Miriam Gray (paperback version) • Publisher: University of North Texas Press • Publication date: 12/1/2000 (classic)

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