Spring 2011 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, Jan 15-May 18
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB T.Simoni             ARC MAIN PE 235          13156 
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, Jan 15-May 18
Beginning
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB C.Pereira            ARC MAIN PE 235          15736 
Textbook
Intermediate
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB M.Green-Clark        ARC MAIN PE 235          12048 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Candelaria         Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 15314 
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, Jan 15-May 18
Intermediate
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          11942 
Textbook
Beginning
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Henning            ARC MAIN PE 235          12062 Textbook
Beginning/Intermediate
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LAB J.Candelaria         Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 15316 Textbook


DANCE 330    Modern 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 modern dance. Beginning modern dance includes basic movement technique, alignment and vocabulary. It gives a foundation in the history and traditions of modern dance in America and encourages individual expression and creativity. Intermediate modern dance refines the basic skills and utilizes improvisation and problem solving techniques in dealing with space, design, time, shape, and energy. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Intermediate
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          11920 
Textbook
Beginning
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        ARC MAIN PE 235          31048 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, Jan 15-May 18
Beginning-Women
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 231A         11902 
Textbook
Beginning-Men
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 231A         30707 Textbook


DANCE 348    Ballroom Challenge: Competition and Performance    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: Audition
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course includes ballroom training for competition and performance. Dancers work on an intermediate to advanced level and perform in at least three basic styles, such as Waltz, Foxtrot, and East Coast Swing, as well as three Latin styles. Topics include audition skills, learning new styles, new routines, and a competition within class for ranking. There are opportunities to compete against other groups and perform outside of class. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Women
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB J.Iben               ARC MAIN PE 235          15102 
Textbook
Men
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB J.Iben               ARC MAIN PE 235          30711 Textbook


DANCE 360    Tap 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 tap dance. Beginning tap covers basic tap rhythms, walks, alignment, technique, and footwork. It gives a foundation in the history, etiquette, vocabulary, and traditions of tap dance. Intermediate tap refines the basic skills, introduces varied rhythms, and initiates more complex footwork. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Beginning & Intermediate
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB C.Pereira            ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       11914 
Textbook


DANCE 374    Dance Production    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 focuses on lecture, choreography, and performance with an emphasis on performance skills. Choreographic studies and intermediate to advanced contemporary dance technique are included. Organizational skills for rehearsal, choreography, and performance are explored. Field trips may be required. This course is by audition only and may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          14588 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011