Ballroom Dancing and Etiquette

Course #:

DANC

4-482

Division:

Fine Arts

Department:

Dancing

Suggested Age:

10-18

Prerequisites:

For Beginners or for students who have completed a previous beginner class.

Ballroom Dancing and Etiquette

Course Description:

The student will learn valuable social and life skills, including dance,  to feel comfortable in any social situation. We will practice a variety of interactive skills. Repeated studies show that a child’s social skills will be a major factor influencing his/her future success and ability to reach his/her full potential.


First Semester Topics will include:   Ballroom and Country Western Dancing-- basic Waltz, Foxtrot, Single Swing, Cha Cha and Two Step.  Etiquette topics of formal and informal dining, conversational and networking skills, phone and email etiquette, image-building, appropriate dress, party hosting tips, wedding and funeral etiquette, job interview and college prep skills.


Second Semester Topics will include:  Continuation of Waltz, Foxtrot, Triple Swing, plus Tango, Cha Cha,  dance mixers, and more Country Western Dance skills. Etiquette skills to deal with conflict, compliments, and criticism, social media savvy, appropriate dress,  dance etiquette.


This course is designed to build character, confidence, and courtesy in students and prepare them to handle even the most uncomfortable situations with grace and ease.


Requirements: In class dance demonstrations. Class participation.

Curriculum/Materials:

  • Comfortable dancing shoes

  • Journal for reflections

  • Book:  “Be A Class Act” by Dr. Susan Quiring

  • A required book purchased from the instructor