Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Ballroom and Latin American Dances

 Brief Overview 

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.

 Course Objectives 

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 

 Teaching Methodology 

  • 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