KNSFHP 1152.01 (1 credit)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with basic skill level and knowledge of the dances taught in social dance. Principles, techniques, safe practices and various types of social dance will be taught throughout the course. As a result of the class the student will be able to successfully participate in recreational social dance as a lifelong activity.
Equipment (students must purchase for class):
What you will learn:
- Basic steps and variations for Foxtrot, Cha-cha, Waltz, American Tango, Swing & Merengue
- Appropriate frame for partner dancing
- Timing and rhythm patterns for dances
- How to engage and maintain “line of dance”
- Nonverbal communication
- To work with other individuals with varied personalities, styles and abilities
What to expect:
- You will dance with a partner
- Your dance partner will change for varied experiences
- You will have a blast while building confidence and learning something new
- Increased confidence in your dance abilities
- Increased social confidence
- Increased adaptability
- Improved mental acuity
- Improved endurance and overall health
- Burns calories
- Stress reduction
- Meet new people, gain new friend
- We have the first archeological recording of dance from 9 thousand year old cave paintings found in India.
- Ancient Egyptians used dancing for both entertainment and religion.
- The Viennese Waltz was the first ballroom dance ever created.
- Break dancing originated in the south Bronx, New York, in the late 1970s
- Professional dance is today regarded as one of the most demanding physical abilities and sports.