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DANC 168 - Latin Social Dance

Unit(s): 1.0

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

Students will learn various types of beginning club and American-style Latin dance forms that may include Salsa, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Merengue, Bachata and Bolero. This course emphasizes the use of proper lead and follow techniques as a form of communication between partners, and develops proper alignment, balance, body awareness, and rhythmic coordination which are necessary parts of appropriate social dancing technique. A basic understanding of partner dancing etiquette will also be addressed. The course appeals to students interested in the social aspect of dance, ones seeking experience in partnering work, and dancers seeking careers in dance.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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