Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Teaching of Dance Activities (2 cr)
P224 | 6213 | Hamm


CLASS MEETING:
One 50 minute period four times per week

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Methods and materials for the teaching of folk, square, modern, jazz, and
social dance on the upper elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Course topics include:
1. Dance History
2. Rhythmic/Dance Fundamentals
3. Selected American Heritage and International Folk Dances
4. Modern Dance History
5. Modern Dance Technique/Improvisation
6. Square Dance Patterns
7. Social/Country Line Dance
8. Jazz Dance Technique/Combinations
9. Dance Films

TEXTBOOK:
Dance A While:  Handbook of Folk, Square, Contra, & Social Dance.  MacMillan
College Publishing Company.  New York, 1994.

EXAMS:
Two written exams; Two performance exams

ASSIGNMENTS:
Two article summaries; One practice teaching assignment

GRADING:
Two written exams                -  60 pts. @ 120 pts.
Two article critiques               -  10 pts. @   10 pts.
Teaching Assignment              -  10 pts.
Performance Exams                 -  25 pts. @  50 pts.

TOTAL COURSE POINTS                           200 pts.
92%   - 100%    =  A's
83%   -   91%    =  B's
74%   -   82%    =  C's
65%   -   73%    =  D's
64% and below =    F's