Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Teaching of Dance Activities (2 cr)
P224 | 6040 | 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