PED 110 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                       Date:  February 2014

 Curricula in Which Course is Taught:   Any curriculum requiring a PED elective

 Course Number and Title:          PED 110, Zumba

Credit Hours:   1-2   Hours/Wk Lecture:  0-1               Hours/Wk Lab:  1-2              Lec/Lab Comb:    2-3


I.              Catalog Description: Focuses on Latin rhythms, dance moves and techniques in Zumba. Utilizes physical activity, cardiovascular endurance, balance, coordination and flexibility as related to dance.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:  These classes enable students to develop and refine their personal wellness goals through an understanding of Zumba.


III.             Required background:  None


IV.          Course Content:

A.   Latin rhythms in Zumba

B.   Dance moves and techniques in Zumba.

C.   Basic dance steps of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Reggaeton.

D.   Developing cardiovascular fitness through ZumbaŽ dance moves.

V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students

will know:

VI.  Evaluation


Attendance, skill development, final exam


A.   how to increase their strength, flexibility, and endurance.

B.   how to get into better shape.

C.   basic ZumbaŽ dance steps.

D.   how to work on their coordination and balance.

E.   how to have fun and becoming comfortable with dancing.

VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Cultural and Social Understanding
Personal Development