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SES 209 Tentative Schedule – Fall 2011 Date 8-22


8-29 8-31


Activities • • • • • • • • • •

Instant Activity Course Introduction Icebreakers Icebreakers Q & A: Syllabus and website Introduce Frame and etiquette Answer questions about the course Q & A on Merengue Merengue Merengue

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No School

9-5 •


Folk Dances

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Q & A on Group Lesson Explain Group Lesson Project Folk Dances Swing


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Q & A on DVD Project Explain DVD Project Swing Swing




Group Presentations

9-7 9-12 9-14

Read Syllabus Review Post picture on Blackboard profile Review Merengue video on class website (know the different moves and the basic)

Read Rubric on Group Lesson and come with questions Review Swing video on class website (know the different moves and the basic)

Read DVD Rubric and come to class with questions

Group Presentations

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Q & A on Night Club Night Club 2-Step Night Club 2-Step


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1st DVD film Due (Merengue) Review Night Club video on class website (know the different moves and the basic) Group presentation reflections due


Night Club 2-Step

Night Club 2-Step

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Q & A on Waltz Waltz Waltz

9-19 9-21

10-5 10-10

10-19 10-24 10-26

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2nd DVD film Due (Swing) Review Waltz video on class website (know the different moves and the basic)

3rd DVD film Due (Night Club)



Review Cha Cha video on class website (know the different moves and the basic)

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Q & A on Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha

Outside Dance Event write-ups due


Cha Cha


Cha Cha

4th DVD film Due (Waltz)


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Waltzing Queens Merengue Mixer

10-31 11-2 11-7 11-9

No School

11-23 11-28

Rhythmic Dances


Self Designed Dance Experiences


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Hip Hop Routines POCO Locos Square Dance

5th DVD film Due (Cha Cha)

The Styles of Ballroom, Social and Latin Dance Taught in This Course

The two main recognized styles of Ballroom Dancing are called American (which includes American Smooth and American Rhythm), and International (which includes International Standard and International Latin). Wikipedia explains these styles in detail as well as the broader definitions used for “ballroom dance” in the social dance world. The style of ballroom dance taught in this class for the Waltz is often referred to as “Chico State style”. It is a more casual style of ballroom dance than what you would see in competitions where American or International style ballroom dance “rules” are followed. The Swing style taught in this class is the Jitterbug, and the moves are a mix of “Chico State” and traditional American Style. The social dance Night Club Two-Step as taught in California dance studios. The Latin dances taught in this class include Merengue and Cha-Cha. The styles of Merengue come straight from the home of these dances, the Dominican Republic. The Cha-Cha style taught in this class is primarily Cuban, however many of the moves are a mix from a variety of sources, including LA and New York club dancing. This course emphasizes enjoyment and creativity. Once you have learned the moves on our list, you will be encouraged to experiment and make up your own patterns for each of the dances. The not-so-strict “rule” for social dancing professed and enforced by Catrina in this course is: Be creative! No pattern or move is “wrong” as long as it is: safe, “lead-able,” and on beat!

Dances and Moves Learned in this Class □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □

Merengue Basic: two- + four-hand hold Lady’s inside turn Lady’s outside turn Gentleman’s turn Stomach turn Shoulder turn Fancy arms Skin the cat Bullfighter Sweetheart Sweetheart w/tunnel out Waltz Basic two-hand hold Balance step Lady’s turn Gentleman’s pass-by Gentleman’s turn Lady’s pass-by Varsouvienne + w/switch places Box step Turning Box step

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Swing Basic: two- + four-hand hold Lady’s inside turn Lady’s outside turn Gentleman’s turn Stomach turn Shoulder turn Footloose Sweetheart Sweetheart w/peel out Skin the cat □ □ □ □ □ □ □

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Night Club Two-Step Basic two- + four-hand hold Lady’s underarm turn Gentleman’s turn Double turn Figure 8 (fish) Quarter turn Quarter turn w/lady’s turn Quarter turn w/ double turn (Around the world)

Cha-Cha Basic two- + four-hand hold Cross over Half pivot turn Full pivot turn Lady’s underarm turn Gentleman’s turn Triple turn

Song List

Merengue • •

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“Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo “Un Hombre Como Tu” by Jailene “Corazon Equivocado”

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Swing “Jump With My Baby” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • “ The Dirty Boogie” by Brian Setzer Orchestra • “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley (slower) •

“Azul” by Christian Castro “La Nalgadita” by Oro Solido

“Spider-Man Theme” by Michael Bublé (slower) “Zoot Suit Riot” by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Ol’ MacDonald” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddies (slower)

Waltz • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

“Open Arms” by Journey “Let It Be Me” by Ray LaMontagne “If I Aint Got You” by Alicia Keys “Like The Sun” by Zucchero and Macy Gray “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal “While I still got the time” by Darius Rucker “Body and Soul” by Anita Baker “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” by Keith Urban “St. Patrick’s Day” by John Mayer “Daughters” by John Mayer “Come Back To Bed” by John Mayer

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“Strawberry Wine” by Deanna Carter “Hollywood Waltz” by the Eagles “I’ll be” by Edwin McCain “Run, baby, run” by Sheryl Crow “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” by The Corrs “Amanda” by Waylon Jennings “The Time of My Life” by David Cook (very fast) “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica (very fast)

Cha-Cha “El Rey Tiburon” by Mana • “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga “Corazon Espinado” by Santana and Mana • “Pokerface” by Lady Gaga “Smooth” by Santana • “My Maria” by Brooks & Dunn “El Diablo Anda Suelto” by Rey Ruiz • “Sway” by Michael Bublé “Baila Morena” by Mana and Zucchero • “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry “Fire Burning” by Sean Kingston • “I Know You Want Me” by Pitbull “Ojos Asî” by Shakira Night Club Two-Step “Heartless” by Kris Allen • “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” by Blue “Halo” by Beyonce • “Amarillo Sky” by Josh Aldean “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” by Tracy • “Scar Tissue” by Red Hot Chili Peppers Lawrence • “Under The Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers “Knock You Down” by Keri Hilson • “Heal The World” by Michael Jackson “1, 2, 3, 4” by Plain White Tees • “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson (faster) “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz • “Overjoyed” by Stevie Wonder “History in the Making” by Darius Rucker • ”Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears For Fears “Labios Compartidos” by Mana • “Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson • “Say It Ain’t So” by Weezer “Here And Now” by Luther Vandross • “Let It Go” by Tim McGraw “I Can Love you Like That” John Michael • “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts Montgomery • “Bless The Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts “Don’t Worry” by Bob Marley • “Melodia De Tu Alma” by Paulina Rubio “Don’t Lie” by Black Eyed Peas • “Breaking Inside” by Shinedown “Imma Be” by Black Eyed Peas “Union” by Black Eyed Peas “What About Now” by Daughtry

SES 209 Schedule