Fall 2013 Class Schedule (ARC)



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DANCE 305    Hawaiian Dance I    1 Unit

Course Family:
Cultural Dance
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 the basic components of Hawaiian dance within its traditional context. It provides an opportunity to study the history, origin, and cultural importance of hula. Topics include: basic Hawaiian vocabulary for dance and the creation of floral adornments. This course is for students with little or no experience in Hawaiian dance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Simoni             ARC MAIN PE 235          19569 Textbook


DANCE 310    Jazz Dance I    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
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 the concepts of beginning alignment, simple balance, single turns, and basic technique for jazz dance. It provides a foundation in the basic steps, vocabulary, history, and traditions of various jazz dance styles. The focus is on small group dances that use space in a full-out and presentational style. This course is for students without previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 12959 Textbook


DANCE 313    Jazz Dance III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 312 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course continues the foundation of basic steps and turns begun in DANCE 312 and further instills proper alignment and technique. It introduces more complex combinations in center, a greater vocabulary of movement across the floor, and a better understanding of technique for multiple jazz turns. This course is for students with previous jazz dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19821 Textbook


DANCE 320    Ballet I    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballet Technique
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 the basic alignment, steps, and technique suitable for beginners in ballet. It provides a foundation in the etiquette, vocabulary, and traditions of classical ballet and allows for certain physical modifications to the turnout that is required in more advanced coursework. Included is a progression of barre exercises designed to develop alignment, strength, range of motion, and balance. This course is for students with little or no ballet training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          10856 Textbook


DANCE 321    Ballet II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballet Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 320 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course reinforces the foundation begun in DANCE 320 and offers an opportunity to perfect basic steps while introducing new combinations at the barre. The origins and purpose of ballet are introduced, along with new vocabulary words, more complex barre combinations and more intricate steps across the floor. The emphasis is on balance, using plie, and extending range of motion. This course is for students with some basic ballet training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19823 Textbook


DANCE 322    Ballet III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballet Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 321 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course refines the technique begun in DANCE 321 and introduces more complex steps, new vocabulary, and longer, more difficult combinations. The emphasis is on technique for vertical jumps, multiple turns, and higher extensions with focus also on the continued development of strength. This course is for students with previous ballet training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19822 Textbook


DANCE 345    Ballroom Dance VI: Tango    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballroom Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 343 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on the foundation of DANCE 343. It challenges the student to master difficult forms of tango and requires a comprehensive effort to perfect quick-study, execution, balance, and technical ability. The emphasis is on complex steps that require keen timing, focus, showmanship and partnering skills. This course is designed for students with previous ballroom dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          19840 Textbook
Women enroll in this section.

F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          19841 Textbook
Men enroll in this section.


DANCE 351    Urban Hip Hop I    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
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 with rapid level changes and strong 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 exploration of Freestyle, Old Style, Poppin', Lockin', and Dance Poetry is offered. This course is for students with little or no experience in Hip Hop dance technique.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 19718 Textbook


DANCE 403    Choreographic Studies    2 Units

Course Family:
Foundations of Dance
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 402 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course furthers the study of choreographic elements begun in DANCE 402. It allows for the study of choreography from an artistic, historical, and personal perspective and encourages students of choreography to mature by providing deeper source materials and less predictable solutions. The emphasis is on imitation and exploration that may uncover inner layers of untapped movement and gesture, including the study of selected influential choreographers and their work. This course is for students with previous dance and choreography training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          20036 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            


DANCE 431    Performance Group: Master Hip Hop Crew    3 Units

Course Family:
Dance Performance Group
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: DANCE 352 or 353
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: By audition. Student must be able to do a toe stand, wave, kick at least 90 degrees, exhibit floor work, jump three feet up landing in proper progression, and execute double turns with a bent knee.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course furthers the dance technique offered in DANCE 315 and DANCE 353 by providing an opportunity for performing these dance styles in a theatre setting. It presents performance technique as a situational learning experience in a non-competitive venue. Creating a showcase for Hip Hop, Freestyle, African jazz and other dance crew styles, this course facilitates performance technique using both improvised and choreographed material. The focus is on commitment to performance training for presentational dance and includes basic injury prevention, planning for success, and how to handle errors on stage as they happen. Topics include strict focus, professional attitudes, and theatre etiquette. This course is designed for students with considerable backgrounds in Hip Hop, jazz, African jazz or other cultural dance technique.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          20038 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            

Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 17, 2013