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DANC 100 Dance Appreciation (3 units)

An overview of dance history, beginning with classical era folk and ethnic dance, this course will survey the development of Modern, Ballet, Jazz and other dance forms. Focusing largely on the 20th Century, students will read, write and watch videos to form an overview of the history of dance and the historical events that influenced the major choreographers of the 20th Century. NOTE: This course is not activity-based and is not applicable to the specific area requirement in Physical Education for the Associate Degree.

DANC 102 A Survey of Jazz Dance from Streets to Stage (3 units)

Beginning with the mid-nineteenth century, the course will survey the evolution of jazz dance in musical theater onstage and in film, in particular focusing on the cultural and historical impact that Jazz dance had in the lives of women and minorities. NOTE: This course is not activity-based and is not applicable to the specific area requirement in Physical Education for the Associate Degree.

DANC 117.1 Tap Dance I (0.5- 1 units)

Beginning Tap Dance technique. Tap vocabulary, rhythmic patterns and style while developing dexterity, musicality and basic performance skills. Opportunities will be available to perform, in order to better appreciate tap dance. Choreography and improvisational group projects/presentations develop over the course of the semester.

DANC 117.2 Tap Dance II (0.5- 1 units)

Intermediate Tap Dance technique. Tap vocabulary, rhythmic patterns and style while developing dexterity, musicality and basic performance skills. Opportunities will be available to perform, in order to better appreciate tap dance. Choreography and improvisational group projects/presentations develop over the course of the semester.

DANC 121.1 Contemporary Modern Dance I (0.5- 1 units)

Beginning level instruction in the Contemporary Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to analyze, choreograph and/or perform a modern dance by the end of the semester.

DANC 121.2 Contemporary Modern Dance II (0.5- 1 units)

Intermediate level instruction in the Contemporary Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to analyze, choreograph and/or perform a modern dance by the end of the semester.

DANC 121.3 Contemporary Modern Dance III (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced intermediate level instruction in the Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to analyze, choreograph and/or perform a modern dance by the end of the semester.

DANC 121.4 Contemporary Modern Dance IV (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced level instruction in the Contemporary Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to analyze, choreograph and/or perform a modern dance by the end of the semester.

DANC 130.1 Jazz Dance I: Lyrical, Pop & Broadway (0.5or 1 units)

Jazz Dance covers American jazz-inspired movement techniques developed for musical theater, film and television. Developed by fusing African American social dance forms with Ballet, Modern and Tap dances, Jazz Dance emphasizes body-lines, flexible torso, exaggerated movements of individual body parts, isolations and precise footwork. Jazz dance is ever-changing because it reflects the cultural trends of the times. In multiple styles of Jazz dance, including lyrical and blues, musical theater, and hip hop/street/funk styles, students will work towards mastery at the beginning level.

DANC 130.2 Jazz Dance II – Lyrical, Pop and Broadway (0.5- 1 units)

Jazz Dance covers American jazz-inspired movement techniques developed for musical theater, film and television. Developed by fusing African American social dance forms with Ballet, Modern and Tap dances, Jazz Dance emphasizes body-lines, flexible torso, exaggerated movements of individual body parts, isolations and precise footwork. Jazz dance is ever-changing because it reflects the cultural trends of the times. In multiple styles of Jazz dance, including lyrical and blues, musical theater, and hip hop/street/funk styles, students will work towards mastery at the intermediate level.

DANC 130.3 Jazz Dance III – Lyrical, Pop and Broadway (0.5- 1 units)

Jazz Dance covers American jazz-inspired movement techniques developed for musical theater, film and television. Developed by fusing African American social dance forms with Ballet, Modern and Tap dances, Jazz Dance emphasizes body-lines, flexible torso, exaggerated movements of individual body parts, isolations and precise footwork. Jazz dance is ever-changing because it reflects the cultural trends of the times. In multiple styles of Jazz dance, including lyrical and blues, musical theater, and hip hop/street/funk styles, students will work towards mastery at the advanced intermediate level.

DANC 130.4 Jazz Dance IV – Lyrical, Pop and Broadway (0.5- 1 units)

Jazz Dance covers American jazz-inspired movement techniques developed for musical theater, film and television. Developed by fusing African American social dance forms with Ballet, Modern and Tap dances, Jazz Dance emphasizes body-lines, flexible torso, exaggerated movements of individual body parts, isolations and precise footwork. Jazz dance is ever-changing because it reflects the cultural trends of the times. In multiple styles of Jazz dance, including lyrical and blues, musical theater, and hip hop/street/funk styles, students will work towards mastery at the advanced level

DANC 140.1 Ballet I (0.5- 1 units)

Beginning barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students will learn a variety of dance phrases.

DANC 140.2 Ballet II (0.5- 1 units)

Intermediate barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students will learn a variety of dance phrases.

DANC 140.3 Ballet III (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced intermediate barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students will learn a variety of dance phrases.

DANC 140.4 Ballet IV (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students will learn a variety of dance phrases.

DANC 150.1 Hip Hop I (0.5- 1 units)

Beginning practical experience in current hip-hop techniques, body isolations, directional changes, level changes and hip-hop variations of Jazz and African dance forms. Students learn the characteristic terminology, coordination, step-counting and performance skills. Students perform hip-hop technical drills and choreography.

DANC 150.2 Hip Hop II (0.5- 1 units)

Intermediate level Hip-hop Dance choreography, alignment, floor patterns with group interactions and projects. A variety of hip-hop dance phrases, intermediate hip-hop terminology and correct body alignment as it applies to hip-hop dance.

DANC 151.1 Social Dance I (0.5- 1 units)

Beginning Social Dance class emphasizing the basics of several dance styles, including footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed.

DANC 151.2 Social Dance II (0.5- 1 units)

Intermediate Social Dance class emphasizing the basics of several dance styles, including footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed.

DANC 151.3 Social Dance III (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced Intermediate Social Dance class emphasizing the basics of several dance styles, including footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed.

DANC 151.4 Social Dance IV (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced Social Dance class emphasizing the basics of several dance styles, including footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed.

DANC 152.1 Cuban Salsa I (0.5- 1 units)

Beginning level Cuban Salsa, focused on the fundamentals of Cuban popular dances, including Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero and Salsa Rueda. Liberate your salsa dance moves in the Cuban style by integrating the traditional Afro-Cuban elements.

DANC 152.2 Cuban Salsa II (0.5- 1 units)

Intermediate level Cuban Salsa, focused on the fundamentals of Cuban popular dances, including Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero and Salsa Rueda. Liberate your salsa dance moves in the Cuban style by integrating the traditional Afro-Cuban elements.

DANC 152.3 Cuban Salsa III (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced intermediate level Cuban Salsa, focused on the fundamentals of Cuban popular dances, including Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero and Salsa Rueda. Liberate your salsa dance moves in the Cuban style by integrating the traditional Afro-Cuban elements.

DANC 152.4 Cuban Salsa IV (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced level Cuban Salsa, focused on the fundamentals of Cuban popular dances, including Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero and Salsa Rueda. Liberate your salsa dance moves in the Cuban style by integrating the traditional Afro-Cuban elements.

DANC 161 Tango Argentino (0.5- 1 units)

Dance the Argentine Tango (the dance of love) and learn basic improvisational skills. Viewing tango as a language, students will develop musicality and focus on the connection between partners in order to dance confidently in social settings around the world.

DANC 162 Tango Milonga (0.5- 1 units)

Dance the Tango Milonga, an Argentine dance which is the precursor to the tango. Viewing tango and Milonga as a language, students will develop musicality and focus on the connection between partners in order to dance confidently in social settings.

DANC 163 Tango Buenos Aires (0.5- 1 units)

Experience many of the most fun Tango Buenos Aires steps from the past and today. Students will begin to develop more confidence, demystifying and internalizing the tango’s structural elements and intricacies.

DANC 164 Tango De La Confiteria (0.5- 1 units)

Designed to strip Tango de la Confiteria down to its joyful essence, with many of the most fun steps of Buenos Aires from the past and today. The focus is on connecting with one’s partner, dancing rhythmically, and feeling harmonious and happy in one’s body, with one’s partner and with the music.

DANC 330.1 Creative Dance I (0.5- 1 units)

Beginning level instruction on the principles of dance composition through individual experiences, studies in use of varied stimuli, processes of dance construction and simple compositional forms.

DANC 330.2 Creative Dance II (0.5- 1 units)

Intermediate level instruction on the principles of dance composition through individual experiences, studies in use of varied stimuli, processes of dance construction and simple compositional forms.

DANC 330.3 Creative Dance III (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced intermediate level instruction on the principles of dance composition through individual experiences, studies in use of varied stimuli, processes of dance construction and simple compositional forms.

DANC 330.4 Creative Dance IV (0.5- 1 units)

Advanced level instruction on the principles of dance composition through individual experiences, studies in use of varied stimuli, processes of dance construction and simple compositional forms.

DANC 350.1 Cardio Dance I (0.5- 1 units)

Steps, stretches and toning movements from many dance sources; Latin, hip hop, folk, jazz, ballet, modern, rock, etc., that are choreographed to various rhythms designed to develop cardiovascular efficiency at a beginning level.

DANC 350.2 Cardio Dance II (0.5- 1 units)

Steps, stretches and toning movements from many dance sources; Latin, hip hop, folk, jazz, ballet, modern, rock, etc., that are choreographed to various rhythms designed to develop cardiovascular efficiency at an intermediate level.

DANC 350.3 Cardio Dance III (0.5- 1 units)

Steps, stretches and toning movements from many dance sources; Latin, hip hop, folk, jazz, ballet, modern, rock, etc., that are choreographed to various rhythms designed to develop cardiovascular efficiency at an advanced intermediate level.

DANC 350.4 Cardio Dance IV (0.5- 1 units)

Steps, stretches and toning movements from many dance sources; Latin, hip hop, folk, jazz, ballet, modern, rock, etc., that are choreographed to various rhythms designed to develop cardiovascular efficiency at an advanced level.

DANC 391 Dance Composition - Theory and Choreography (3 units)

Choreographic principles and techniques are learned through discussion and practical experience in various dance styles. Study of dance choreography to include construction of phrases; structure and form in a composition; and the basic elements of time, space and energy as used to create dance as a performing art. NOTE: This course is not activity-based and is not applicable to the specific area requirement in Physical Education for the Associate Degree.

DANC 395.1 Dance Workshop I (0.5- 1 units)

Designed to provide a structured workshop for students to collaborate and develop choreographic works at the beginning level. Students will dance in other students' work, and may also choreograph their own pieces. Students will perform these works for peer analysis and performance.

DANC 395.2 Dance Workshop II (0.5- 1 units)

Designed to provide a structured workshop for students to collaborate and develop choreographic works at the intermediate level. Students will dance in other students' work, and may also choreograph their own pieces. Students will perform these works for peer analysis and performance.

DANC 395.3 Dance Workshop III (0.5- 1 units)

Designed to provide a structured workshop for students to collaborate and develop choreographic works at the advanced intermediate level. Students will dance in other students' work, and may also choreograph their own pieces. Students will perform these works for peer analysis and performance.

DANC 395.4 Dance Workshop IV (0.5- 1 units)

Designed to provide a structured workshop for students to collaborate and develop choreographic works at the advanced level. Students will dance in other students' work, and may also choreograph their own pieces. Students will perform these works for peer analysis and performance.

DANC 400.1 Dance Performance and Production I (0.5- 2 units)

Beginning level dance performance, composition, and program production. Students will work with various choreography principles, stage production tasks and dance in a variety of styles. Rehearsal times will be arranged with the instructor. NOTE: Students wishing to fulfill the requirement for the Dance Major should enroll in 2 units.

DANC 400.2 Dance Performance and Production II (0.5- 2 units)

Intermediate level dance performance, composition, and program production. Students will work with various choreography principles, stage production tasks and dance in a variety of styles. Rehearsal times will be arranged with the instructor. NOTE: Students wishing to fulfill the requirement for the Dance Major should enroll in 2 units.

DANC 400.3 Dance Performance and Production III (0.5- 2 units)

Advanced Intermediate level dance performance, composition, and program production. Students will work with various choreography principles, stage production tasks and dance in a variety of styles. Rehearsal times will be arranged with the instructor. NOTE: Students wishing to fulfill the requirement for the Dance Major should enroll in 2 units.

DANC 400.4 Dance Performance and Production IV (0.5- 2 units)

Advanced level dance performance, composition, and program production. Students will work with various choreography principles, stage production tasks and dance in a variety of styles. Rehearsal times will be arranged with the instructor. NOTE: Students wishing to fulfill the requirement for the Dance Major should enroll in 2 units.

DANC 410.1 Dance for the Musical Theater Production I (2 units)

Designed to prepare students to perform at the beginning level in a musical theater production. Students will learn the historical context of the play, costuming and perform choreography specific to the production.

DANC 410.2 Dance for the Musical Theater Production II (2 units)

Designed to prepare students to perform at the intermediate level in a musical theater production. Students will learn the historical context of the play, costuming and perform choreography specific to the production.

DANC 410.3 Dance for the Musical Theater Production III (2 units)

Designed to prepare students to perform at the advanced intermediate level in a musical theater production. Students will learn the historical context of the play, costuming and perform choreography specific to the production.

DANC 410.4 Dance for the Musical Theater Production IV (2 units)

Designed to prepare students to perform at the advanced level in a musical theater production. Students will learn the historical context of the play, costuming and perform choreography specific to the production.

DANC 665 Selected Topics: Dance in Cultural Context (0.5or 1 units)

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of different styles of dance from selected cultures. In-depth study of selected dance forms as Flamenco, Congolese, Salsa, African-Brazilian, Swing, and Capoeira will be offered and one hour by arrangement per week.

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