Ethnic and Cultural Dance covers the basic steps and rhythms of five dances of Latin American extract and three dances of Ballroom origin:
Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango
Ethnic and Cultural Dance is taught over 10 weeks, twice per week (20 Sessions), following a very strict syllabus. There is room for up to 30 children in a class (preferably even numbers for partnership purposes).
The course is physical and is designed to improve coordination skills, rhythmic abilities and muscular discipline.
Additionally, participants will enjoy a positive experience which will foster social interaction.
The steps and rhythms for the dances outlined above are taught. The historical and musical origins of the dances are also explained; written material is provided.
The fifth, tenth and fifteenth lesson are for revision purposes only. The course culminates with a presentation by the children for their peers and parents, either in an assembly or in an organized exhibition. In large schools or districts dance contests are an educational element of this type of dance and may be organized.