PED 113 A01(05690), Spring 2010

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.
Description:
We will learn American Contra dance and a selection of other traditional social dances from around the world. These dances are group dances with one person directing.
Desired Learning Outcomes:
The successful student will:
Prerequisites:
Wear comfortable clothes, and comfortable shoes that will not fall off or mark the floor. No partner required.
Instructor:
Martin J. Mohlenkamp, mohlenka@ohio.edu, (740)593-1259, 315-B Morton Hall. Assisted by Adriane Mohlenkamp and guest instructors.
Web page:
http://www.ohio.edu/people/mohlenka/20103/PED113.
Class hours/ location:
MW 7:10-8pm in E216 Grover Center.
Attendance:
If you miss class due to participation in a university athletic team, a family emergency, or a medical reason, you can have that absence excused by informing me in writing (or email) in advance. Retroactive excuses will require additional documentation. If you have the flu or other contagious illness, do not come to class; instead email me and I will mark you as excused.
Grade/ Attendance:
This class is graded credit (CR) or fail (F). To receive credit, you must have no more than two unexcused absences. You can make up an absence by attending one of the community dances on the schedule (there will be a sign-in sheet).
Academic Dishonesty:
It is considered academic dishonesty to either: A student who engages in either of these will fail the course.
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:
  • Video on how to cough and sneeze without contaminating your hands.
  • Southeast Ohio Traditional Dance Society
  • Contra dance video
  • Schedule

    Subject to change. The blank days will be filled in with some of: Irish ceilidh, Indian dance, Danish dance, Waltz, or others.
    Week Day/ Date Dance
    1 Monday March 29 American Contra-style circles
    Wednesday March 31 American Contra-style circles
    2 Monday April 5 American Contra, improper line dances
    Wednesday April 7 American Contra, improper line dances
    Saturday April 10 Optional: Community Contra Dance 7:30pm Baker 240
    3 Monday April 12 English Country dance (drop deadline)
    Wednesday April 14 English Country dance
    4 Monday April 19 American Swing
    Wednesday April 21 Square dancing
    5 Monday April 26 American Swing
    Wednesday April 28 American Contra
    6 Monday May 3 American Swing (drop deadline)
    Wednesday May 5 Square dancing
    Saturday May 8 Optional: Community Contra Dance 7:30pm Baker 240
    7 Monday May 10 Israeli folk dance
    Wednesday May 12 Swazi folk dance
    8 Monday May 17 Israeli folk dance
    Wednesday May 19
    Saturday May 22 Optional: Community Contra Dance weekend in Logan
    9 Monday May 24 Israeli folk dance
    Wednesday May 26
    10 Monday May 31 Memorial Day, no class
    Wednesday June 2

    Martin J. Mohlenkamp
    Last modified: Fri Sep 3 13:53:44 EDT 2010