Basic Estonian Dance I
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Eesti tantsu alused I
Course title in English
Basic Estonian Dance I
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2018/2019  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To establish ground for learning basic movements of Estonian folk dance and knowing terminology of folk dances
Brief description of the course
The subject consists of three basic parts. During the 1st part students acquire basic movements of Estonian folk dance and develop body discipline. 2nd part deals with traditions and connections between folk traditions and dance, the essence, collection and research of Estonian folk dance tradition. In the 3rd part students get acquainted with the typology of Estonian folk dances, acquire and analyse dances of different types. Attention is paid to dance diagrams and their historical development.
Process based study requires class participation

Independent work
Working with relevant readings. Making a complex of 3 exercises on three basic movements) supporting anatomically correct body posture and develops movement skills

Learning outcomes in the course
Performs the basic movements of Estonian folk dance;
Knows different Estonian folk dances;
Knows about the research on national traditions and folk dance;
Can understand the processes in indigineous cultural heritage
Assessment methods
Examination (presentation of practical skills), oral examination (knowledge of theoretical material and analysing skills are tested with open questions

Lektor Elo Unt
Study literature
Torop, K. Eesti rahvatantsu oskussõnastik. Tallinn, 2008; MTÜ Eesti Tantsujuhtide Rahvatantsurühm. DVD Eesti rahvatantsu oskussõnastik. Tallinn, 2009;
Torop, K. Viron vakka. 105 eesti rahvatantsu. ERRS, 2008
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