Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Latin Dance

 Title Abbreviation:   LATIN DANCE

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    147

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Coordination, body awareness, fitness, and communication skills through partner dancing. Students will learn basic steps of different styles and variations of Latin dance.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate increased motor skills, coordination, rhythm, and body awareness through basic moves and variations of Latin dances to a variety of music styles and tempos.
  2. Increase fitness through sustained movement required in dancing.
  3. Increase nonverbal and verbal communication skills through leading or following in partner dancing.
  4. Master enough Latin dance basics to dance with confidence and pleasure with any partner of the same level of skill.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Vocabulary of Latin dance
  2. Basic steps of Latin dance
  3. Exercises promoting coordination and fitness
  4. Latin dance combinations