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TH 209 Social Dance Forms: History, Practice, and Social Significance

Faculty: Davis
Content: Introduction to social dance forms, including ballroom and Latin styles: waltz, foxtrot, swing, cha-cha, tango, salsa, rumba, merengue, bachata. Students will learn the basic techniques of leading and following, footwork, body placement, stylization, etiquette, and musicality. Reading, lectures, and film will provide historical and social context for each dance.
Prerequisites: None. TH 106 recommended.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, fall semester.
Semester credits: 4.