Master partner dancing skills: posture, connection, frame, weight shift, safe body mechanics, footwork, turns, spins, jumps, leading/following, musicality, styling


        Recognize and move to a variety of 6 & 8 count rhythm patterns - quicks & slows


        Experience team-of-two partnership communication


        Experience improvisational nature of dance partnering to music


        Learn to hear music through expressive movement structured in congruence with the song


        Understand music: use of instruments, vocalist interaction with instruments, structure


        Gain sense of the cultural period the music/dance reflects


        Enable opportunity for risking self-expression in a group setting without self-consciousness


        Experience combination of structured movement with music - not currently in the peer culture


        Develop ability to dance with peers/others at social events - school, family and community



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