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Course Details

Dancing through the Decades


Title Dancing through the Decades
Venue Dudley Wood Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Address Off Pavilion Gardens, Dudley Wood Road, Dudley, DY2 0DB
Qualification No Qualification
Start Date 29/11/2021
End Date 13/12/2021
Day & Time Monday 10:00
Duration (Hours) 01:00
Fee Free
Concession
Contact Name Kathy Adams
Contact Number 01384 818143
Contact Email ACL@dudley.gov.uk
Opening Times 9am to 5pm Weekdays

Detailed Summary

Dancing Through the Decades
Dancing Through the Decades
Course Aim
To raise awareness of different dance styles, using them to improve fitness
Course length
3 x 1 hour sessions over 3 weeks
Who is the course for?
Those who enjoy music, dance and keeping fit
Will I gain a qualification on this course?
No
Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?
No
Course content
The 1950s/60`s - Swing jive, the bop, and other dances. Rock and Roll music had started to take flight in this period In the 60s, dances became less partner-oriented. Popular crazes of the time were the Mashed Potato, the twist, and hundreds of other fun moves such as The Locomotion, The Swim and The Hitchhike to name a few. The 1970s - In short, the 70s were all about disco. The hustle, line dances, and the YMCA were popularized in this era. Saturday Night Fever is among the movies that show off the fun, colourful style of the 70s. 80’s dancing was a way of socialising too as there was no social media so youngsters met each other at discos instead of screens! This iconic and colourful decade gave birth to many different styles of dance such as Footloose, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing and moves made famous by singers of the time such as Madonna, Michael Jackson and MC Hammer.
How will I learn?
Explore dance moves of the decades and get fit whilst performing the moves
What could this course lead to?
Other ACL health and wellbeing courses
What materials or equipment will I need to provide?
Suitable casual and comfortable clothing eg sportswear or stretchy trousers or skirt, T shirt or stretchy top. Suitable and secure footwear. Water bottle.