PED 113 A01(05701), Fall 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.
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:
Wear comfortable clothes, and comfortable shoes that will not fall off or mark the floor. No partner required.
Martin J. Mohlenkamp,, (740)593-1259, 315-B Morton Hall. Assisted by Adriane Mohlenkamp, Debi Blevins (, and guest instructors.
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Class hours/ location:
MW 7:10-8pm in E216 Grover Center.
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 unexcused absence (or accumulate a spare) by attending one of the optional 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.
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  • Southeast Ohio Traditional Dance Society
  • Contra dance video
  • OU Jitterbug Club
  • Schedule

    Subject to change. The blank days will be filled in with some of: Irish ceilidh, Indonesian dance, Indian dance, Israeli folk dance, Danish dance, Waltz, American Contra dance, or others.
    Week Day/ Date Dance
    1 Wednesday September 8 American Contra-style circles
    Saturday September 11 Optional: Community Contra Dance 7:30pm Baker 240
    2 Monday September 13 American Swing
    Wednesday September 15 American Contra-style circles
    3 Monday September 20 American Swing (drop deadline Tuesday)
    Wednesday September 22 short line dances
    Saturday September 25 Optional: OU Jitterbug Club Swing dance, Baker 240, 7-8pm lesson, 8-11pm dance
    4 Monday September 27 American Contra, improper line dances
    Wednesday September 29 American Contra, improper line dances
    5 Monday October 4 Square dancing
    Wednesday October 6 Square dancing
    6 Monday October 11 English Country dance (drop deadline)
    Wednesday October 13 English Country dance
    7 Monday October 18 zydeco
    Wednesday October 20 Swazi folk dance
    8 Monday October 25 Irish dancing
    Wednesday October 27 Irish dancing
    9 Monday November 1 Belly Dancing
    Wednesday November 3 Belly Dancing
    10 Monday November 8 Hip Hop
    Wednesday November 10 Hip Hop
    Saturday November 13 Optional: Community Contra Dance Shade community center
    11 Monday November 15 Country line dance

    Martin J. Mohlenkamp
    Last modified: Thu Oct 28 10:53:27 EDT 2010