Fall 2016 Class Schedule (ARC)



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DANCE 301    Belly Dancing    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 movements, cultural values, and history of belly dance. It includes warmups, movement across the floor, center floor work, combinations, dances, and performance technique. Musical instruments, rhythms, costumes, and choreography are also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB H.Alkhayyat          ARC MAIN PE 235          13488 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LAB H.Alkhayyat          ARC MAIN PE 235          20275 Textbook


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 20-Dec 15
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Simoni             ARC MAIN PE 235          12935 Textbook


DANCE 307    Hawaiian Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Cultural Dance
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 305 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers further study of Hawaiian dance within its traditional context. It continues the basic hula technique begun in DANCE 305 with a more rigorous training approach by adding faster tempos and more complex components. This course includes more intricate footwork, timing, and communication of the steps with the original meanings and historical content intact. The origin, history, and vocabulary of Hawaiian dances are explored with an emphasis on the current cultural importance of hula in a changing Hawaiian population. This course is for students with previous training in Hawaiian dance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Simoni             ARC MAIN PE 235          12936 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB L.Ross               Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 19046 Textbook


DANCE 312    Jazz Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 310 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course continues to refine the basic skills begun in DANCE 310 and further instills proper alignment and technique for jazz dance. This course offers students an opportunity to explore new learning styles through the continued study of jazz dance with more complex rhythms, new vocabulary, varied methods of counting, and new spatial problems to be solved. This course is for students with some previous jazz dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB L.Ross               Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 19047 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          12626 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 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19605 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 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19606 Textbook


DANCE 323    Ballet IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballet Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 322 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course continues the study of ballet begun in DANCE 322, focusing on concepts for improved technique, better balance, and stronger placement for the upper body. Allegro and adagio combinations are introduced and warm ups are designed to prepare for more difficult center work. This course is for students with previous ballet training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19607 Textbook


DANCE 330    Modern Dance I    1 Unit

Course Family:
Modern 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 provides a solid foundation in technique, alignment, and vocabulary for modern dance. It offers study in the history and traditions of modern dance and an appreciation for its importance in American dance. Individual expression and creativity are encouraged with an emphasis on problem solving and techniques for dealing with basic design, time, shape, and energy concepts for modern dance movement. This course is for students with little or no modern dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19608 Textbook


DANCE 332    Modern Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Modern Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 330 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course furthers the study of modern dance begun in DANCE 330 and continues the emphasis on organic movement that fills space with dynamic movements and an energetic flow of the body. Momentum and extension from the core of the body are introduced as well as explorations in space and energy. This course is designed for students with some experience in modern dance technique.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          20214 Textbook


DANCE 340    Ballroom Dance    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballroom 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 provides a foundation for ballroom dance that includes the etiquette, vocabulary, history, and traditions of ballroom dance. The emphasis is on thoughtful partner work, basic ballroom technique, and basic dances. This course is for students with little or no experience in ballroom dance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          13353 Textbook
Men register in this section.

F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          13354 Textbook
Women register 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB L.Ross               Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 12367 Textbook


DANCE 352    Urban Hip Hop II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 351 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course continues the technique and alignment begun in DANCE 351 on a more comprehensive level. It presents rigorous exercises for the development of strength and kinesthetic awareness. It also uses a vocabulary of intricate steps. The focus is on locomotor movements across the floor to improve smooth execution and center combinations to develop hard-hitting percussive styles. This course is for students with some previous urban Hip Hop dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB L.Ross               Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 13298 Textbook


DANCE 353    Urban Hip Hop III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 352 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 styles and technique studied in DANCE 352. The emphasis is on exercises to encourage strength and agility, developing a dance persona, and on combinations that introduce new styles and increase the degree of difficulty with floor work. This course is for dancers with previous urban Hip Hop dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB L.Ross               Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 13442 Textbook


DANCE 360    Tap Dance I    1 Unit

Course Family:
Tap 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 introduces the basic rhythms, walks, technique, alignment, and footwork of tap dance. It provides a foundation in the history, etiquette, and traditions of tap dance and uses tap dance vocabulary words to focus on step and riff names, their origins and meaning. This course is for students with little or no tap dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       12939 Textbook


DANCE 361    Tap Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Tap Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 360 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers an opportunity to continue the study of tap dance with more complex rhythms, new vocabulary, and varied methods of counting. It furthers the basic technique begun in DANCE 360 and instills tap rhythms, walks, alignment for balance, counts, and footwork. This course is for students with some previous tap dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       12940 Textbook


DANCE 362    Tap Dance III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Tap Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 361 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on technique studied in DANCE 361 and includes new vocabulary and steps that refine the ability for quick heel or toe balances as well as new exercises for progress in speed and intricacy of taps. Clarity of sounds and timing will be emphasized. This course requires previous experience in tap dance technique.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       12941 Textbook


DANCE 390    Contemporary Dance I    1 Unit

Course Family:
Contemporary Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 310, 320, and 330 with a grade of "C" or better, or audition.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds upon the technique covered in DANCE 310, 320, and 330. Abilities drawn from jazz, ballet, and modern dance are required to pursue this new integrated style. Dancers select and merge three dance techniques and incorporate the vocabulary of gestural movement and non-verbal communication. Development of smooth transitions and learning to use dance steps and elements to communicate an emotional state or story line. This course is intended for students with a knowledge of ballet, modern, and jazz dance technique.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN PE 235          20276 Textbook


DANCE 406    Introduction to Improvisation    2 Units

Course Family:
Foundations of Dance
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a) (effective Summer 2016); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 312, 320, or 330 with a grade of "C" or better, or audition.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on the technique covered in DANCE 312, DANCE 320, and DANCE 330. It introduces strategies for achieving improvisation without self auditing and utilizes concepts for initiating the impulse to move in any dance style. Dancers work through menus and pre-planned improvisational spring boards towards the complete freedom of dancing in a way that is not preconceived. Confidence is developed through repetition, encouragement, facing the emotional risk, and finding a sense of joy by dancing in the moment. This course is designed for students with a background in dance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         01:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          12942 Textbook
T         02:30PM-03:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            
Th        01:30PM-03:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            


DANCE 430    Jazz Dance Performance Group    3 Units

Course Family:
Dance Performance Group
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 lecture-demo and performance group and is designed for dancers with performance proficiency in several styles of dance. There is an emphasis on public contact, 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 as well. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19609 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            


DANCE 495    Independent Studies in Dance    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Smith               TBA TBA                 12841 
Textbook

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: November 21, 2016