7/8 grade Latin Dance

Latin/Ballroom Course Description

Latin dance class is new addition to the elective choices this year. Boys and girls are needed for this class! Students taking this class will review the basics learned in 6th grade dance and continue learning new steps in a variety of Latin & Ballroom partner dance styles. Styles featured will be Merengue/Salsa/Bachata/Cha Cha/Swing/Waltz & varying styles of Tango. This is open to all 7th & 8th grade students! Dress out clothes and dance shoes are required for this class and will be included in grading.

Course Goals

 Beginner/Intermediate Dance Instruction in the following dances:

  • Salsa
  • Merengue
  • Bachata
  • Cha Cha
  • Swing
  • American Tango/Argentine Tango
  • Waltz

*We will focus on 2-3 dances each quarter*.

  QUARTER 1-4: KEY FOCUS POINTS

All Dances

  • Basic/Intermediate Steps &Turns
  • Partnership
  • Timing/Rhythm
  • Balance
  • Cuban motion
  • Leading/Following
  • Strengthening/Flexibility/Pilates
  • Zumba
  • National Dance Week
  • Q2 Written Project on a Latin or Ballroom Dance
  • Q4 Choreography Project

 Evaluation

Quarterly Demonstration Tests

Dressout

Effort/Participation

Projects

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