KNSFHP 1152.07 (1 credit)
What you will learn:
- Basic steps and variations
- Appropriate partner dancing
- Timing and rhythm patterns for dances
- Maintaining a “line of dance”
What to expect:
- Dance with a diverse group of individuals with varied dancing experience, style, and personalities
- Skills will be assessed by instructor and peer two times during the course
- You will take some online quizzes on Carmen
- Increased confidence in your dance abilities
- Improved mental acuity
- Greater flexibility
- Improved endurance and overall health
- Burns calories
- Stress reduction
- Meet new people
- Line dancing has a cowboy image, and it was danced predominantly to country western music. This has been changing since the 1970’s when the hustle line dance became popular. Today, country music may make up the minority of a line dance DJ’s playlist, with the balance spread over a variety of musical styles both new and old.
- Line dancing’s current popularity grew out of the disco period, when the country-western dance and music communities continued to explore and develop this form of dancing.
- Line dance is sometimes thought of as originating in the Wild West. In fact, it has a much more diverse background. Many folk dances are danced in unison in a single line, and often with a connection between dancers.