BPEd 125 Philippine Traditional Dances 7:30-9:00 MTh

Applies practical skills and understanding the rudiments of folk dancing from the raw materials of published and unpublished dances. Analysis of dance instructions and technical interpretations from the written materials are underscored. Emphasis is given to valuing the context of dance as basis from interpreting dance movements with underpinning of preserving the legacy of the Filipino heritage.

This course covers the different folk dances of the Philippines. It includes basic dance steps and dance terms needed in the correct interpretation and performance of different dances here in our country. The study of the different folk dances is a skill necessary for teaching basic education curriculum intended for elementary and secondary students. It includes strategies and sequential activities with the aim of providing future teachers with the dance skills that will prepare them for folk dance teaching.