Couple Dances (ART287) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Couple Dances ART287 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Sense of rhythm , music perception, correct posture, body coordination, movement aesthetics, movement with music and developing dance abilities.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The student will be able to dance with the said techniques.
  • Couple communication skills will develop.
  • The movements will gain an aesthetic expression. The body will gain flexibility and agility. Will gain skills to work in cooperation and harmony, music understanding and body coordination.
  • Will gain skills to work in cooperation and harmony, music understanding and body coordination.
Course Content Education of basic music and rhythm, body awareness, movement, coordination, gesture, expression and tendency for couple harmony.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Purpose, scope, method of thecoursewill be outlined. The subjects for the full term, evaluation and grading system to be explained. The historical evolution of the dance styles in the curriculum, the music for the sestyles will be introduced, video samples from international competition and shows will be shown. Introduction to body awareness
2 Rhythm – movement relation. The understanding of rhythm identification and movement reference. Understanding the Merengue music rhythm as movement reference. Basic posture and coordination exercises. Introduction to basic steps
3 Musical, artistic and technical characteristics of Merengue music. Rhythm, coordination and body awareness exercises. Merengue Walks (Front, Back, Right, Stationary), Merengue Basic Step Opening and Closing Positions (Weight Shifts, Hip movements). Remembering and reinforcing the first module, followed by adding the new modüle.
4 Merengue Walks (Front, Back, Right, Stationary). Merengue Basic Step, Opening and Closing Positions. Remembering and reinforcing the first three modules, followed by the new module addition. Preparing a choreography with combination of all modules.
5 Musical, artistic and technical characteristics of Salsa music. Understanding the Salsa rhythm as movement reference. Salsa Walks, Salsa Basic Step, Cucharacha, Weight Shifts in Salsa, Hip Movements, Hand-Shoulder Movements in Salsa, Head Movements in Salsa
6 Rhythm and music studies. Salsa Walks, Salsa Basic Step, Cucharacha. Repeating and reinforcing the first module, followed by addition of new modüle.
7 Midterm
8 Salsa Walks, Salsa Basic Step, Cucharacha. Repeating and reinforcing the first module, followed by addition of new modüle. Repeating and reinforcing the first module, followed by addition of new module. Preparing a choreography with combination of all modules.
9 Reinforcing both choreographies prepared, emphasizing on technical and artistic improvement.
10 Musical, artistic and technical characteristics of Bachata music. Understanding the Bachata rhythm as movement reference. Bachata Walks, Bachata Basic Steps Opening and Closing Positions.
11 Bachata Walks, Bachata Basic Steps Opening and Closing Positions. Pepeating and reinforcing the first module, followed by addition of new module.
12 Bachata Walks, Bachata Basic Steps Opening and Closing Positions. Repeating and reinforcing the first two modules, followed by addition of new modüle. Preparing a choreography with combination of all modules.
13 Introduction of show components like costume, music, effects, timing. Reinforcing all three choreographies, technical and artistic improvement studies
14 Midterm
15 Reinforcing all three choreographies, technical and artistic improvement studies. Finalization of preparation of show components
16 Final Exam

Sources

Other Sources 1. Laird, W. (1988). Technique of Latin Dancing. Brighton: International Dance Teachers Association Publishing.
2. Neglia, J. (1998). Salsa and Merengue. [3 disk DVD Video].
3. Pozo, C. (2000). Cal Pozo's Learn to Dance in Minutes. [DVD Video].
4. Pozo, C. (2008). Cal Pozo's Partner Dancing 101: Party and Wedding Ready. [DVD Video].
6. Türkiye Dans Sporları Federasyonu (2011). Antrenörlük Eğitim Kitapçığı. İstanbul.
7. Türkiye Dans Sporları Federasyonu (2011). Hakemlik Eğitim Kitapçığı. Ankara.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 30
Laboratory - -
Application 12 30
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 10
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 20
Toplam 31 100
Percentage of Semester Work 80
Percentage of Final Work 20
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application 12 2 24
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 2 4 8
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 5 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 100