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Get your groove on with Teaching Artist Christopher Yaeger as you learn basic steps from popular social dances. Learn about the basics of social dancing and its many varieties through discussion and then try it out for yourself. Social dances are an excellent way for students to build social skills, get moving, and just have fun! Classes can be tailored based on holidays, classroom material, etc.

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About This Program


By Request: $175.00
By Request Premium: $150.00

An invoice will be sent once the program is requested and confirmed through CILC. For questions regarding your invoice, please email Hannah Elias, helias@thecowlescenter.org


55 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Primary Disciplines

International, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Performing Arts, Character Education Dance

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is available Monday-Friday between 9:00-4:00 PM Central Time.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. show days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less that 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Minneapolis, MN
United States

The Cowles Center is the flagship center for dance in Downtown Minneapolis, dedicated to providing a performance, rehearsal and administrative home to more than 15 Minnesota arts organizations and educational resources statewide. Integral to the Center’s mission is providing high-quality arts education to students throughout the State of Minnesota.

Elyse Chambers

Program Details


1. Learn basic steps and foot patterns that are associated with social dance.
2. Perform movements in lines, solo, pairs and as a group
3. Have a discussion with teaching artist about what they have learned from the class.


1. Engage in discussion about social dancing
2. Develop an appreciation for different dance styles
3. Develop partner and life skills through social interaction

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards:
Content Standard: 1: Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance
-Students accurately identify and demonstrate basic dance steps, positions, and patterns for dance from two different styles or traditions
-Students demonstrate accurate memorization and reproduction of movement sequences
-Students describe the action and movement elements observed in a dance, using appropriate movement/dance vocabulary

Content Standard: 3: Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
- Students observe and explain how different accompaniment (such as sound, music, spoken text) can affect the meaning of a dance

Content Standard: 5: Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods
-Students competently perform folk and/or classical dances from various cultures; describe similarities and differences in steps and movement styles