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Effective: Summer 2013
DANC 5WORLD DANCE1 Unit(s)

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Social & Cultural Dance family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Students will learn a wide variety of traditional dances from selected cultures to ethnic music from around the world.
  • Identify steps, styles and movement phrases from different world cultures with correct terminology and analyze rhythmic patterns.
Description -
Introduction to the history and origins of multicultural dance forms. Students will learn the basic steps, combinations, and finished dances of many traditional world dance forms.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Understand the history and origins of multicultural dance forms
  2. Demonstrate proper dance floor etiquette
  3. Demonstrate mastery of traditional steps, combinations and finished dances.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Dance studio and sound system.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Demonstrate mastery of many traditional dance steps such as
    1. Grapevine
    2. Two-Step
    3. Schottische
    4. Polka
    5. Yemenite
    6. Pivot Turns
    7. Cherkassiya
    8. Debka
    9. Three step Turn
    10. Waltz balance
    11. Grand Right and Left
    12. Rock Step
    13. Pas de Basque
    14. Cha cha
    15. Mambo
    16. Set-in English Country Dances
    17. Mazurka
  2. Students will be able to perform a variety of dances including:
    1. Miserlou, Syrto, Lerikos: Greece
    2. Zemer Atik, Kvar Acharei Chatzot, Sulam Yacov: Israel
    3. Tanko Bushi, Yasusaka: Japan
    4. Pata Pata: South Africa
    5. Road to the Isles, Waves of Torre: UK
    6. Shetjna, Prekid Kolo: Serbia
    7. Alunelul, Boereasca: Romania
    8. La Jesusita, Yolanda: Mexico
    9. Troika, Korobushka, Kohanuchka: Russia
    10. Virginia Reel, Traveling 4 Corners: U.S
    11. Sa, Gjigjile, Opsa, Indiski Cocek: Roma
    12. Ying Bing Wu, Waves: China
    13. Livan Oy, Ooska Gookas, Ali Pasa: Turkey
    14. Danse de Mouchoirs, La Lyonaise-France
    15. Gorarche, Sevilla Se Bella Loza , Vrapcheto, Bavno Oro, Stapil Dobre: Balkan
    16. 7 Jumps, Gammalpolska, Hambo: Scandinavian
    17. Vienec, Velasky Starodavny, Maitle Schottishe, Tarentella: Czech/Swiss/ Italy
    18. Andro Retourne, La Bastringue: French Canadian
    19. Big Mamou, Cajun Two Step, Amos Moses: Cajun
    20. Tinikling, Apat Apat: Philippines
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Student demonstration of dance steps will be assessed by instructor observation
  2. Final practical exam on choreography and skill of steps and combinations
  3. Performance/demonstration of finished dances for a live audience
Representative Text(s) -
Foster, Susan Leigh. Worlding Dance. USA: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Disciplines -
Dance
 
Method of Instruction -
  1. Discussion
  2. Cooperative learning exercises
  3. Laboratory
  4. Demonstration
 
Lab Content -
Practice in basic footwork patterns and integration in select dances:
  1. Grapevine
  2. Two-Step
  3. Schottische
  4. Polka
  5. Yemenite
  6. Pivot Turns
  7. Cherkassiya
  8. Debka
  9. Three step Turn
  10. Waltz balance
  11. Grand Right and Left
  12. Rock Step
  13. Pas de Basque
  14. Cha cha
  15. Mambo
  16. Set-in English Country Dances
  17. Mazurka
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Read assigned chapters in text
  2. Write an essay or paper describing select dances
  3. Write an essay or paper defining vocabulary of select dance patterns
  4. Write critique of a world dance performance