This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
This module was designed and written for you to know the nature/background of Fitness Enhancement Through Folk Dance and the mechanics on how to perform these folk dances (Maglalatik) where your body move rhythmically usually to music. People dance to perform, celebrate, praise and compete to enjoy life. People also dance to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions. It keeps us physically, mentally and spiritually healthy.
Folk dances in the Philippines differ when it comes to the people who live in different areas, towns and regions. Folk dance refers to the dances created and performed collectively by the ordinary people. The term usually includes as called “ethnic dances” such as those of the cultural community in the cordillera, inMindoro, Palawan Sulu, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Bicol, Cebuano, Ilonggo and Waray.
Folk Dances may also have divided into the “regional” which refers to dances particular to one locale or area; and the “national” which refer to those performed all over the country.
The module is divided into two lessons, namely:
- Lesson 1 – Risk Prevention Tips in Dancing
- Lesson 2 – Rudiments of Dance Position
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. observes safety precautions.