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FAW 113F1 - Belly Dance

1 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Introduction to Egyptian, Turkish, and American belly dance with emphasis on foot placement and efficient execution of basic skills. Includes key components of belly dance, class protocol, dancing as a total activity, personal fitness assessment and activity modifications, and evaluation of basic belly dance skills.

Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the basic skills of belly dancing with proper body mechanics. 
  2. Demonstrate improvement in cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and/or flexibility. 
  3. Demonstrate the ability to adhere to an exercise program.

Outline:
  1. Key Components of Belly Dance
    1. Posture
    2. History
    3. Terminology
    4. Rhythms
    5. Techniques
  2. Class Protocol
    1. Warm-up
      1. Strengthening
      2. Flexibility
      3. Coordination
    2. Floorwork
      1. Basic placement and centering
      2. Positions of the feet and arms
      3. Basic footwork and timing
      4. Isolations, shimmies and undulations
    3. Locomotor work
      1. Foot patterns
      2. Turns
      3. Moving combinations
    4. Performance
      1. Choreography
      2. Improvisation
      3. Basic performance skills
    5. Cool-down
  3. Dancing as a Total Activity
    1. Coordinating mind, personality, and body
    2. Promoting balance, control, posture, and style
    3. Developing flexibility, endurance, and coordination
    4. Techniques for developing stamina, strength, and balance
    5. Organizing dancing patterns into complete routines
    6. Learning to improvise
  4. Evaluation of Basic Belly Dance Skills
  5. Personal Fitness Assessment and Activity Modifications
    1. Cardiovascular, muscular endurance, and/or flexibility
    2. Techniques to increase or decrease intensity
    3. Personal goal setting
    4. Confidence in performing dances


Effective Term:
Spring 2017



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