Fall 2017 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB H.Alkhayyat          ARC MAIN PE 235          20287 Textbook


DANCE 304    Polynesian 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 basic dances from Polynesia, including dances from Tahiti, Hawaii, and New Zealand. Topics include: warm ups, center dances, and cultural vocabulary. The origin, history, and cultural importance of Polynesian dance is presented. No dance experience is necessary for this course. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Calero             ARC MAIN PE 235          19655 Textbook


DANCE 306    Polynesian Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Cultural Dance
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 304 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 Polynesian dance within its traditional context. It continues the basic technique of Polynesian dance begun in DANCE 304 with a more rigorous training approach by adding faster tempos and more complex components. This course includes more intricate rhythms, timing, and footwork, with the original meanings and historical content intact. The origin, history, and vocabulary of Polynesian dances are explored with an emphasis on the current cultural importance of Polynesian dance within a changing society. This course is for students with previous training in Polynesian dance. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Calero             ARC MAIN PE 235          19656 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       19657 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       19658 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          12424 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          13202 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          13203 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 19-Dec 14
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          12905 Textbook
Leader register in this section.

F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          12906 Textbook
Follower register in this section.


DANCE 341    Ballroom Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballroom Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2 (effective Fall 2013)
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 340 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course furthers the study of ballroom dance technique begun in DANCE 340 and emphasizes swift execution and new partnering concepts. It includes more complex movement and introduces the potential for improvisation. It also refines the basic skills and builds on them to allow for a greater understanding of ballroom dance forms. This course is designed for students with some experience in ballroom dance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          19659 Textbook
Leader register in this section.

F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          19660 Textbook
Follower register in this section.


DANCE 344    Ballroom Dance V: Swing    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballroom Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 342 with a grade of "C" or better or by audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course maintains the foundation of alignment, etiquette, and basic steps begun in DANCE 342 and furthers the technique and execution with a new vocabulary of steps, and intricate partnering technique. It includes more strenuous movement and introduces the potential for tricks, turns, and more advanced dance sections that connect the basic steps. This course is designed for students with previous ballroom dance experience.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       19661 Textbook
Leader register in this section.

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       19662 Textbook
Follower 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' is provided. This course is for students with little or no experience in Hip Hop dance technique. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB N.Manker             Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 12186 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB N.Manker             Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 12871 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB N.Manker             Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 12935 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       12636 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB K.Bailey             ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       12637 Textbook


DANCE 377    Musical Theatre Dance I    2 Units

Course Family:
Musical Theatre Dance
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: Completion of DANCE 310, 320, 330, 340, or 360, 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 provides an opportunity to explore dance for musical theatre and builds on the basic technique covered in DANCE 310, 320, 330, 340, or 360. This course begins with a mock audition and relies upon many basic dance styles in order to provide preparation for dancing in theatrical productions. Choreographed routines and production numbers are utilized, along with monologues, audition technique, vocabulary, and guides for singing while dancing. The emphasis is on authentic era dance styles, basic partnering, and using dance to shape and define a character. This course is designed for students with some previous dance experience. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         02:00PM-02:50PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19700 Textbook
T         03:00PM-03:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            
Th        02:00PM-03:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            


DANCE 406    Introduction to Improvisation    2 Units

Course Family:
Foundations of Dance
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 312, 320, or 330 with a grade of "C" or better, or audition.
Course Transferable to UC/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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          12639 Textbook
T         01:00PM-01:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            
Th        12:00PM-01:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            


DANCE 432    Dance Performance: Contemporary Dance Alliance    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 CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides technique and performance opportunities in contemporary dance. It emphasizes public performance using the strategies, rules, and language of contemporary dance. Small group works are developed using subtext, gestural movements, abstract story lines, and movement for movement's sake. Creating complex contemporary dance steps and building short dance pieces to be performed in several public venues develops better performance abilities . Individual portfolios are included and field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19702 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 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Smith               TBA TBA                 12577 
Textbook

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017