PED 113 A01(07224), Winter 2009

Country Dance

Catalog Description:
These courses are for students wishing to gain competency in a physical activity. Courses are offered on a pass/fail basis.
Desired Learning Outcomes:
We will learn traditional social dances from North America, Europe and other cultures, including: American contras, circles and short line dances; English and Scottish country dances; Irish ceilidh; Israeli folk dances; and maybe others. The emphasis is on fun and physical activity, with basic dance techniques.
Prerequisites:
Wear comfortable clothes, and shoes that will not mark the floor. No partner required.
Instructor:
Martin J. Mohlenkamp, mohlenka@ohio.edu, (740)593-1259, 315-B Morton Hall. Assisted by David Mould, Adriane Mohlenkamp, and guest instructors.
Web page:
http://www.ohio.edu/people/mohlenka/20092/PED113.
Class hours/ location:
MW 7:10-8pm in E216 Grover Center.
Grade/ Attendance:
This class is graded credit (CR) or fail (F). To receive credit, you must have no more than two unexcused absences. All excused absences, e.g. medical, athletic activity, must be documented. You can make up an absence by attending one of the community dances on the schedule (there will be a sign-in sheet).
Special Needs:
If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.
Resources:
  • Southeast Ohio Traditional Dance Society
  • Contra dance video
  • Schedule

    Subject to change.
    Week Day/ Date Dance
    1 Monday January 5 American Contra-style circles
    Wednesday January 7 American Contra-style circles
    Saturday January 10 Optional: Community Contra Dance
    2 Monday January 12 American Contra, short line dances
    Wednesday January 14 American Contra, improper line dances
    3 Monday January 19 MLK Jr. holiday, no class (drop deadline)
    Wednesday January 21 American Contra, improper line dances
    4 Monday January 26 Irish ceilidh
    Wednesday January 28 Irish ceilidh
    5 Monday February 2 Scottish country dance
    Wednesday February 4 Scottish country dance
    6 Monday February 9 American Contra
    Wednesday February 11 American Contra
    Saturday February 14 Optional: Community Contra Dance
    7 Monday February 16 Israeli folk dance
    Wednesday February 18 Indonesian dance
    8 Monday February 23 Israeli folk dance
    Wednesday February 25 Indonesian dance
    9 Monday March 2 Danish dance
    Wednesday March 4 Danish dance
    10 Monday March 9 American Contra
    Wednesday March 11 American Contra
    Saturday March 14 Optional: Community Contra Dance

    Martin J. Mohlenkamp
    Last modified: Fri Sep 3 13:54:45 EDT 2010