Dance for Health & Fitness

Ref: C3672229

Join a friendly class with a friendly and supportive tutor to learn and practice ballroom and latin american dancing as a way of exercising, helping to improve and maintain general health and well-being. This term we will be focusing on rhythm and style. No partner required.

Course aim

To use dance including ballroom and latin rhythms as a form of exercise to improve and maintain general health and well-being both physically and mentally.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise the different rhythms of ballroom and latin american dancing by performing simple routines to music
  • Perform the routines learnt with style and stance to gain maximum health benefits
  • Recognise and record on ILP one or more benefits to health and well-being that have improved during this course

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Loose layered,comfortable clothing and good supportive footwear

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Dance for Health & Fitness Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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