Perhaps the most significant point regarding the progress of Modern Ballroom Dancing can be found in the way in which it was able to achieve international prominence. Chaos existed for a number of years, but the standardization of a few basic steps and the gradual clarification of the technique that governs them, have resulted in tremendous progress being made, until, to-day, the English style of Ballroom Dancing stands pre-eminent throughout the world.
This paper will enable the students to –
- Distinguish the different ballroom dance forms of Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and the Slow-fox
- Distinguish the different Latin American dance forms of Rhumba, Samba, Cha Cha-Cha and Jive
- Identify the characteristics that differentiate between the various dance forms
- Given that it is a performance based course, the students will learn 8 different Western dance forms
- They will also extend the knowledge they acquire and choreograph 3 dance pieces
- Interactive class discussions on every concept. Small class size
- Use of articles, news clipping, videos, etc. to further explain concepts i.e. enable a practical understanding of the concepts.
- Evaluations are conducted throughout the semester to ensure that the students’ outcomes are appraised.
- Actual practical teaching of all the theory taught, i.e. the dance form itself