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DANCE 2 HEALTH AND FITNESS FOR DANCERS 2 Units

Physical, psychological and professional health and fitness issues and needs of dancers and dance related activities. Analysis and exploration of effective training and conditioning, diet and fitness, injury prevention and care, and positive behaviors for career and lifelong wellness. Assessment skills regarding diet and training products and the impact of substance abuse. For dancers and individuals interested (in careers) in dance and dance-related alternatives, including, but not limited to, performance, choreography, teaching, training and physical therapy; open to all students. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1636  3:10pm- 4:45pm MW      LecLab  W203   MAGEE C R   

DANCE 4H WORLD ETHNIC DANCE: SPAIN/PORTUGAL 1 Unit

Dance skills and techniques specific to traditional dance forms of various world cultures; history; music, rhythms and accent, instruments and tonal qualities; body carriage and style; steps, patterns and combinations; parts/sections of and whole dances. Section may concentrate on one country/dance form or include combination of regional dances and dance forms. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory Transfer credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
#0433  1:35pm- 3:10pm MW      Lab     W201   CORONA C    
No. 0433: Focus on flamenco dancing. Students are required to purchase flamenco shoes. Information is available in the division office, room C121.


DANCE 5A SOCIAL DANCE 1 Unit

Skills in popular social dances of the late 19th to mid-20th century century; a chronological survey including, but not limited to, waltz, foxtrot, Charleston, swing, cha cha cha, rhumba, samba, mambo, merengue, tango. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #1813  6:50pm-10:10pm W       Lab     W201   NORRIS N N  
       &  6:50pm-10:10pm W               W201   MATLOVSKY P 

DANCE 5B SOCIAL DANCE 1 Unit

Skills in popular dances of the latter part of the 20th century including, but not limited to twist, salsa, hip hop, country/western line dancing, Latin, swing, tango. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #1630  6:50pm-10:10pm W       Lab     W201   NORRIS N N  
       &  6:50pm-10:10pm W               W201   MATLOVSKY P 

DANCE 6A BEGINNING TAP 1 Unit

Beginning fundamentals of tap dance technique; basic traditional tap steps and combinations, elementary rhythmic and syncopated structures and stylistic patterns. Historical and cultural influences, basic vocabulary of the idiom. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0398  4:45pm- 6:20pm MW      Lab     W201   KULLER R    

DANCE 8A BEGINNING COMPOSITION AND CHOREOGRAPHY 1 Unit

Introduction to the elements and basic principles of dance composition and choreography and their application to all styles of dance, including, but not limited to ballet, ethnic, jazz, modern and tap; exploration and experimentation through improvisation and problem solving with varied literal and nonliteral themes, differing forms, working methods and processes, musical forms and alternative accompaniments in order to design and create movement phrases and compositions for individual and group arrangements . Final projects presentation/performance. Recommended completion of at least one dance technique course. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0399 10:25am-   Noon MW      Lab     W203   BANKS-SMITH 

DANCE 8B INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION AND CHOREOGRAPHY 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Dance 8A.
Continued exploration and application of compositional elements in designing and creating movement phrases and compositions of greater length and complexity with emphasis on technique and presentation; experimentation with self-constructed/designed accompaniment of nontraditional style including sounds, silence, voice, words and phrases. Solo or group composition presentation/performance. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours of laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0403 10:25am-   Noon MW      Lab     W203   BANKS-SMITH 

DANCE 9A BEGINNING MODERN DANCE 1 Unit

Beginning fundamentals of modern dance. Techniques to develop the body as an expressive instrument (muscular control, endurance, balance, strength, flexibility). Study and analyze movement in space and time through exploration of force/effort, rhythm, form; experiments with basic movement, design and the structure of movement patterns and phrases. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2241  8:50am-10:25am MW      Lab     W203   BANKS-SMITH 
   #0478  9:00am-12:20pm F       Lab     W203   PELL I      
   #0617    Noon- 1:35pm MW      Lab     W201   SHAW R      
   #1691  2:35pm- 4:10pm TuTh    Lab     W203   BANKS-SMITH 

DANCE 9B INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE 1 Unit

Recommended Preparation: Dance 9A.
Creative and traditional modern dance techniques with continuing emphasis on developing the body as a expressive instrument. Exploration, analysis and organization of essential elements utilized in the art and craft of modern dance. Experiments of increasing complexity (movement, design and structure). Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0491  1:00pm- 2:35pm TuTh    Lab     W203   BANKS-SMITH 

DANCE 9C ADVANCED MODERN DANCE 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): None.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 9B.
Advanced techniques and continued exploration of elements of modern dance. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0458  1:00pm- 2:35pm TuTh    Lab     W203   BANKS-SMITH 

DANCE 10 MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): None.
Recommended Preparation: Audition or completion of DANCE 9A-C.
Participation in dance performance and staging. Maximum credit 4 units, 2 units each semester. Total of 108 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

Students are required to buy ballet slippers and either body stocking (females) or dance belt (males). See instructor for details.

   #0574  8:50am-12:10pm TuTh    Lab     W203   MAGEE C R   

DANCE 11A BEGINNING BALLET 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): None.
Beginning ballet technique: development of balance, strength, flexibility, timing; analysis and development of turnout, alignment, placement. Recommended previous dance experience. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #1810  4:45pm- 6:20pm MW      Lab     W203   PAPPAS R    

DANCE 11B INTERMEDIATE BALLET 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): None.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 11A.
Development and maintenance of balance, flexibility, strength and stamina through the execution of ballet techniques. Analysis of movement, rhythm, timing, alignment and placement. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #1809  6:20pm- 7:55pm MW      Lab     W203   DAVIS E     

DANCE 11C ADVANCED BALLET 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): None.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 11B.
Development of advanced-level ballet technique, combinations and expressive styling. Emphasis on techniques and combinations of increasing complexity and duration, leading to increased endurance, control, and progressively refined and dynamic execution and performance. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0393  6:20pm- 7:55pm MW      Lab     W203   DAVIS E     

DANCE 13 PILATES-BASED METHOD FOR ALIGNMENT AND CORRECTION 1 Unit

Alignment and correctives work based on exercises and concepts developed by Joseph H. Pilates. Mat work with emphasis exercises on improved body alignment, strength, flexibility, control, coordination and breathing. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See ccounselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0470  7:15am- 8:50am TuTh    Lab     W203   MAGEE C R   
   #1339    Noon- 1:35pm MW      Lab     W203   MAGEE C R   

DANCE 15A BEGINNING JAZZ DANCE 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): None.
Techniques, steps, combinations and routines in jazz dance to develop muscular control, endurance and flexibility. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #1655 10:25am-   Noon MW      Lab     W201   DE LA ROCHA 
   #1212 12:20pm- 3:40pm F       Lab     W203   KULLER R    

DANCE 15B INTERMEDIATE JAZZ DANCE 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): None.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 15A.
Intermediate techniques, steps, combinations and routines in jazz dance. Dance studies of the elements of movement: form, rhythm, space and expression. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #1232 12:20pm- 3:40pm F       Lab     W203   KULLER R    

DANCE 20 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Completion of two dance courses and approval of student project.
Individual projects relating to dance including, but not limited to research, written reports or papers, community project, choreography, demonstration, master class, recital or concert. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2745                 TBA     I-S     C121   ARNWINE J A 
         3.4 Hours TBA per week

DANCE 21A DANCE HISTORY: CULTURAL AND SOCIAL HERITAGE 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): None.
Chronological survey of dance including analysis of styles, forms and roles of dance in diverse cultures from earliest rituals to contemporary developments in education and therapy; influences of geography, folklore, cultural aesthetics and social values on the development of folk and nationalistic forms. Total of 54 hours lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2397  8:50am-10:25am MW      Lecture W206   MAGEE C R   
   #3366 10:25am-   Noon MW      Lecture W206   MAGEE C R   

DANCE 21B DANCE HISTORY: SPECTACLE AND PERFORMANCE ART 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): None.
Survey of dance as performance and art form in varying cultural and historical contexts, including spectacle, theater and theatricals, entertainment, performance and concert art; dance as literature, criticism, theory and choreographic design; relationship to other art forms; study of prominent and influential choreographers, productions, performers and writers and collaborative projects with composers and artists. Total of 54 hours lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0453    Noon- 1:35pm MW      LecLab  W206   BANKS-SMITH 

DANCE 22A DANCE PERFORMANCE 2 Units

Recommended Preparation: Completion of one or more dance technique courses and Dance 8A, 8B or 8C.
Preparation, rehearsal and performance of individual and group works in all styles of dance, including, but not limited to ballet, ethnic, jazz, modern, tap, choreographed by faculty, guest artist/teachers and students for demonstrations, master classes, concerts and interdisciplinary projects/programs to be performed at one or more various venues on campus and in the community. Emphasis on performance skills. Requires participation in a dance performance. Maximum credit 4 units, 2 units each semester. Total of 108 hours laboratory. Transfer credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0990  8:50am-12:10pm TuTh    Lab     W203   MAGEE C R   

DANCE 25 MOVEMENT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT 2 Units

Creative, noncompetitive movement activities, including perceptual-motor, dance and rhythmic experiences intended to promote fundamental skills. Focus on the whole child within a multicultural and non-biased program, enhancing physical, cognitive, conceptual, social and emotional development through exploration and problem solving challenges designed for individuals and groups. Emphasis on developing skills to assess and adapt activities for individual needs and stages, planning and conducting developmentally appropriate experiences, assessing and selecting materials, spaces and equipment for safe and active learning. For teachers, caregivers, recreational leaders and parents in home, community and school settings and childcare centers. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU credit under review; UC credit under review. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0474  5:45pm- 6:40pm TuTh    LecLab  W203   BANKS-SMITH 
       &  6:40pm- 7:20pm TuTh            W203   BANKS-SMITH 

DANCE 37A LEVEL II FLAMENCO 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Dance 4H or retention based on successful audition.
Continued development of dance skills and techniques specific to flamenco and classical Spanish dance forms. Footwork, rhythms and accent, music, body carriage, arm and hand work, turns and combinations. Introduction to the use of castanets and other flamenco dance accessories. Historical and cultural context. Application of concepts through practice of a partial and/or whole dance. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2351  3:10pm- 4:45pm MW      Lab     W201   CORONA C    

DANCE 37B LEVEL III FLAMENCO 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Dance 37A or retention based on successful audition.
Development of advanced level dance skills and techniques specific to flamenco and classical Spanish dance forms. Footwork, rhythms and accent, music, body carriage, arm and hand work, turns and combinations. Continued study in the use of castanets and other flamenco dance accessories. Historical and cultural context. Application of concepts through practice of partial and/or whole dances. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2567  3:10pm- 4:45pm MW      Lab     W201   CORONA C    

DANCE 37C FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion on Dance 37B.
Application of flamenco dance skills learned in Level II and III Flamenco for the purpose of live performances. Participation in an ensemble dancing prepared choreographies. Preparation of flamenco and Spanish dance pieces to live guitar and singing and/or recorded music. Exploration of improvisation and artistic interpretation. Maximum credit 8 units, 2 units each semester. Total of 108 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #0651  3:10pm- 4:45pm MW      Lab     W201   CORONA C    
         3.4 Hours TBA per week
       &                 TBA             W201   CORONA C    

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