Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences

Course Overview


DNCE 2500 Theory of Latin American Tropical Dance


CEA Partner Institution: Veritas University
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Primary Subject Area: Dance
Other Subject Area: Anthropology, History
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 48


This course explores the technique, rhythm and movement style of Latin American Tropical dance. History, anthropology, folklore videos and songs are part of this experiential course.

This course will provide students with a general overview and a better understanding of the folklore and history of Latin American dance. They should also be acquainted with some of the basic rhythms in various countries.

1) Become acquainted with the concepts and issues addressed to Latin-American dances in general
2) Learn the characteristics of the Costa Rican way of dancing in particular, and become familiar with them.
3) Observe different dance areas like Discotheques and 'Salon de Baile'.
4) Understand the importance
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