NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 171 - BALLROOM DANCE I (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Presents fundamental step patterns, rhythmic patterns and positions of ballroom dance. Includes techniques based upon traditional steps with basic choreographic patterns. Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 1 hour.  Total 2 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to basic dancing steps with emphasis on ballroom-style dancing.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

A. analyze different dance tempos and perform the dance with the music.
B. demonstrate the ballroom dances using the correct rhythm footwork, and dance position.
C. recognize the style of music and the type of dance to perform to the music.
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT A. Basic footwork for the Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Polka, Swing , Rumba, Merengue, Samba and Tango.
B. Rhythmic awareness.
C. Dance phrases and patterns
D. Leading and following
E. History of Ballroom dances
F. Fad dances
Revised 10/93

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