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COURSE NUMBER: KINS 210
COURSE TITLE: Social Dance
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Andreea Mohora, MA (Physical Education)
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces students to individual and partner dances which include a variety of dance forms such as modern, social , jazz and folk. The focus of the course will be on the aesthetic, expressive and rhythmical dimensions of movement with an emphasis on performing and teaching movement content, techniques, improvisation and composition.

Students with credit in PHED 271 cannot receive credit in PHED 210.

REQUIRED READINGS: Selected readings have been placed in a course package (PHED 210) in the library.  Please ensure that this information has been read and studied for the midterm

Reserve DVD: Bring Back the Romance of Dance
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Foxtrot Sequence 10%
Waltz Sequence 15%
Merengue & Cha Cha Sequence 20%
Written theory exam 20%
Tango and Swing Sequence 25%
Written assignment 10%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • Develop an understanding of correct posture and various partner position
  • Development of footwork and variations in the social dances covered
  • Improvement of partnership work, as well as leading and following skills 
  • Ability to respond rhythmically to music
  • Development of an understanding of the various dance styles 
  • Creativity in social dance
  • Fun and Fellowship as related to dance
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Foxtrot
  • Waltz
  • Merengue
  • Cha Cha
  • Tango
  • Swing


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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