DANC 1170, Social Dance I

(1.0 Credit)

Course Description
For students with an emphasis in dance, and for all students interested in developing skills in American Social Dance. This beginning social dance course is designed to introduce students to the American style social dances of Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, and Salsa. Emphasis will be on posture, footwork, rhythm, movement, and leading/following. As the course suggests, the social aspect of partner dancing will also be explored as it relates to dance etiquette, protocol, manners and having fun. No pre-requisites needed.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Perform the basics of social dancing: footwork, posture, rhythm, and movement.
  2. Understand leading and following in partner dancing; discuss and apply proper dance etiquette and manners.
  3. Perform the different rhythms and steps of the dance routines.
  4. Examine and discuss the complexity, joy, and beauty of movement as expressed through social dance.