Fall 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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DANCE 304    Polynesian Dance    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic dances from Polynesia, including dances from Tahiti, Hawaii, and New Zealand. Class sessions consist of warm ups, center dances, and cultural vocabulary. An opportunity to study the history, origin, and cultural importance of Polynesian dance is presented. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Simoni             ARC MAIN PE 235          19089 
Textbook


DANCE 310    Jazz Dance    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is offered as beginning or intermediate jazz dance. Beginning jazz dance covers basic skills of alignment, balance and technique. It gives a foundation in the basic steps, vocabulary, history, and traditions of jazz dance. Intermediate jazz dance refines the basic skills, introduces varied rhythms and methods of counting, and initiates more complex transitions and steps in center combinations. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Intermediate
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          10899 
Textbook
Beginning
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 19001 Textbook


DANCE 311    Urban Hip Hop    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course includes basic urban-style Hip Hop moves and rapid level changes for floor work. Choreography is provided on a bare bones theme and developed according to individual style, ability and personal interpretation. The history of this genre and the traditional competitive elements of Hip Hop dance are examined, as well as the role of dance in Hip Hop culture. An opportunity for Freestyle, Old Style, Poppin', Lockin', and Dance Poetry exploration is offered. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 19002 
Textbook


DANCE 320    Ballet    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is offered as beginning or intermediate ballet. Beginning ballet covers basic skills, alignment, steps and technique suitable for beginners. It gives a foundation in the etiquette, vocabulary, history and traditions of classical ballet. Intermediate ballet refines the basic skills, introduces more complex steps and initiates more difficult center combinations. Both levels include a progression of barre exercises and warm-ups designed to develop strength and range of motion as well as balance and alignment. Classical ballet technique, and vocabulary are emphasized at the barre and repeated across the floor and in center. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Beginning
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          10900 
Textbook
Intermediate
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          10874 Textbook


DANCE 340    Ballroom Dance    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is offered as beginning or intermediate ballroom dance. Beginning ballroom covers basic partnering skills, alignment, technique, and footwork. It gives a foundation in the etiquette, vocabulary and traditions of ballroom dance. Intermediate ballroom refines the basic skills, introduces varied rhythms, and initiates more complex foot patterns and partnering. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Beginning-Women
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          20232 
Textbook
Beginning-Men
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          20233 Textbook


DANCE 375    Jazz Dance Performance Group    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: Audition
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a jazz dance lecture and performance group for intermediate to advanced dancers with an emphasis on community outreach, dance demonstrations, and a concert performance. The history of jazz dance is covered and ethnic styles are compared. An opportunity to choreograph is offered. Field trips may be required. This course is by audition only and may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          11430 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            


DANCE 376    Choreography    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic elements of choreography and provides an opportunity to explore choreographic structure. Choreographic concepts are introduced, developed, and applied to various dance styles in a manner appropriate for all levels of dance skill. Emphasis is on the choreographic process. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          13018 
Textbook

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012