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Dance Courses

Dance Courses

History of Dance

Course Number: DANCE 1
Units:3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Examines topics in classical, contemporary, social, traditional dance; emphasis on works of 20th Century major choreographers: Survey, discussion, analysis of dance history/socio-political/cultural context. 1008.00 AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; area 3A

 

Rhythmic Analysis

Course Number: DANCE 5
Units: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated one time.
Rhythmic analysis of movement and musical forms accompanying dance moving rhythmic patterns and metric combinations. 1008.00
CSU area C1

 

Dance Production

Course Number: DANCE 6
Units: 3

Class: 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated one time.
Development of elements, specifications necessary for production and performance: Planning, preparation and evaluation of student and faculty compositions. 1008.00

 

Dance Study Abroad

DANCE 7
Units: 3-5

Class: 2-3 hours lecture, 3-6 hours laboratory (GR)

Recommended preparation: At least one semester of dance technique specific to country of study AFRA 32 or ANT R 3 or DANCE 1 or ET ST 1 Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Study of dance via travel to country of origin: Spiritual values, history, language, folklore and research of cultural life cycles as in the region of study 1008 00 AA/AS area 3

 

Dance Composition and Choreography

DANCE 8A
Units: 3

Class: 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite: DANCE 64
Recommended preparation: DANCE 68 Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of skills, technique, choreographic devices and elements for dance composition: Improvisation, accompaniment, ideas culminating in the presentation of original movement or performance and evaluation. 1008.00

 

Selected Topics in Dance

Course Number: DANCE 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
See section on Selected Topics. 1008.00

 

Independent Study in Dance

Course Number: DANCE 49
Units: .5-5  (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
See section on Independent Study. 1008.00

 

Ballet I

DANCE 60
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of beginning skills and techniques of ballet: Including body alignment, placement, positions of the feet, carriage of the arms and musicality. 1008.00

 

Ballet II

Course Number: DANCE 61
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite: DANCE 60

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Intense study and development of skills and techniques of ballet: Including body alignment, placement, positions of the feet, carriage of the arms, musicality and movement quality. 1008.00

 

Ballet III

Course Number: DANCE 62
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Intense study and development of skills and techniques of ballet of an advanced/intermediate level: Including continued study of classical alignment, adagio and grand allegro. 1008.00

 

Ballet IV

Course Number: DANCE 63
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Intense study and development of skills and techniques of advanced ballet: Including body alignment, placement, positions of the feet, advanced adagio,grand allegro, and classical variations. 1008.00

 

Jazz Dance I

Course Number: DANCE 64
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of the skills and techniques of a dance Development of beginning to intermediate level of proficiency in skills related to rhythm, dance production, stagecraft and choreography. 1008.00

 

Jazz Dance II

Course Number: DANCE 65
Unit:2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Corequisite: DANCE 64
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of the skills and techniques of a dance Development of intermediate to advanced skills/knowledge related to body awareness and body mechanics, musicality, choreography and evolution of a dance forms 1008 00

 

Jazz Dance III

Course Number: DANCE 66
Unit: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hour laboratory (GR)

Recommended preparation: DANCE 65 or instructor approval
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of the skills and techniques of a dance Intermediate-advanced proficiency in dance mechanics, dance anatomy, musicality, a dance choreography, dance production, stage performance and dance history. 1008.00

 

Jazz Dance IV

Course Number: DANCE 67
unit: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hour laboratory (GR)

Recommended preparation: DANCE 66 or instructor approval
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of the skills and techniques of a dance Advanced proficiency in dance mechanics, dance anatomy, musicality, a dance choreography, dance production, stage performance and dance history. 1008.00

 

Modern Dance I

Course Number: DANCE 68
unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of the beginning skills and techniques emphasizing the evolution of modern dance from its origins to present day. 1008.00

 

Modern Dance II

Course Number: DANCE 69
Unit: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hour laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite: DANCE 68
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of the intermediate skills and technique in modern dance emphasizing the evolution of modern dance from its origins to present day and the development of individual movement styles. 1008.00

 

Modern Dance III

Course Number: DANCE 70
Unit: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hour laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite: DANCE 69
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of the advanced/intermediate s ills and technique in odern dance emphasizing proficiency in dance mechanics, dance anatomy, history, the development of choreography, individual movement styles and performance. 1008.00

 

Modern Dance IV

Course Number: DANCE 71
Unit: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hour laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite: DANCE 70
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of the advanced skills and technique in modern dance emphasizing proficiency in dance mechanics, dance anatomy, the historical, philosophical and social evolution of modern dance from its origins to present day, choreography, performance and repertory work. 1008.00

 

Jazz Tap I

Course Description: DANCE 72
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of the beginning skills and techniques of a Tap dance Evolution of tap dance from its African origins to the present and its influence on a dance 1008 00

 

Jazz Tap II

Course Number: DANCE 73
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Intense study and development of the beginning/ intermediate skills and techniques of a Tap dance Evolution of tap dance from its African origins to the present in influence on a dance study and development of related skills and techniques. 1008.00

 

West African Dance I

Course Number: DANCE 76
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of the skills and techniques of traditional West African dance forms: History, folklore, culture, language, and costumes of various indigenous ethnic groups. 1008.00

 

West African Dance II

Course Number: DANCE 77
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Intense study of the skills and techniques of traditional West African dance forms: History, folklore, culture, language, and costumes of various indigenous ethnic groups. 1008.00

 

West African Dance III

Course Number: DANCE 78
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Intense study of the skills and techniques of traditional West African dance forms from Senegal and Guinea: History, folklore, culture, language, and costumes of various indigenous ethnic groups. 1008.00

 

West African Dance IV

Course Number: DANCE 79
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Intense study of the skills and techniques of traditional est African dance forms from Mali and Liberia history, folklore, culture, language, and costumes of various indigenous ethnic groups. 1008.00

 

Haitian Dance

Course Number: DANCE 80
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and development of skills and techniques in African Haitian Dance Music and rhythm rooted in the social, cultural and historical context of African and Caribbean dance; technical foundation based in Katherine Dunham technique. 1008.00

 

Haitian Dance II

Course Number: DANCE 81
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Further study and development of the skills and techniques in traditional Haitian dance Body alignment, placement, cultural significance, musicality and movement quality. 1008.00

 

Haitian Dance III

Course Number: DANCE 82
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Intense study of the skills and techniques in Haitian dance of an advanced/intermediate level, with a specific focus on specific regions of Haiti 1008 00

 

Haitian Dance IV

Course Number: DANCE 83
Unit: 1

Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Intense study and development of the skills and techniques of intermediate/advanced Haitian dance: Including body alignment, placement, singing while dancing, performance, with a focus on regional variations of Haitian dance from the Congo Nation as well as Social dances of Haiti. 1008.00

 

Selected Topics in Dance

Course Number: DANCE 248GA-MZ
Units:.5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
See section on Selected Topics. 1008.00