DANC 140B Intermediate European Folk Dance (1)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Continued study of various European Folk dances and their cultural/historical contexts at an intermediate level. Partner and non-partner styles and forms will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on step patterns and dance positions appropriate within and between the nations that comprise the European Union and diaspora. Emphasis will be on expanding the dance repertoire, including more complex step patterns, rhythms, and structures.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Demonstrate correct folk dance technique, including pivoting and turns
- Outcome 2: Describe and demonstrate all step combinations and formations from European nations.
- Outcome 3: Apply musicality which is appropriate to each dance style.
- Outcome 4: Identify courteous and appropriate behavior associated with traditional dancing, while demonstrating cooperation and consideration of others.
- Outcome 5: Compare techniques and style within and between countries, including improvisation.
- Outcome 6: Identify the historical development of each dance style, including current contexts.