[THDA 109] Ballroom Dancing


An introduction to ballroom dancing, including basic steps in some of the most popular European, Latin, and American ballroom dance rhythms. Rhythms taught include rumba, cha-cha, mambo, tango, waltz, foxtrot, jitterbug-swing, jive, and polka. Additional rhythms may be chosen from salsa, samba, pasodoble, Viennese waltz, merengue, Charleston, etc., based on student interest. Discussion about the history of ballroom dance and the relationships between dance styles and other cultural phenomena.

Course Title

Ballroom Dancing

Course Code

THDA 109

Units

0.25

Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements

2A

Frequency

Offered each fall.

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