PED 188 - Rhythms and Dance (CV)
This course is designed to introduce students to various forms of dance such as folk, square, social, popular, and creative. The forms of dance will be presented in developmentally appropriate units. Emphasis will be on learning the dance patterns and then performing them proficiently.
4 Class Hours, 26 Laboratory Hours
Objectives of the Course:
1. Recognize and perform the basic locomotor movements, combinations, and dances correctly.
2. Develop an appreciation for dance through the use of music, choreography, and language.
3. Explain and justify the importance of dance in a physical education curriculum.
4. Exhibit professional and responsible behavior that reflects a commitment to and respect for the profession.
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Choreograph and perform a dance piece, expressing a message or emotion using a dance form which would best suit their body of work.
2. Demonstrate and perform developmentally appropriate movement combinations, rhythms, games, and dances.
3. Write an essay exploring the importance of the cultural history of dance.
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