Spring 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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DANCE 300    Diverse Cultures in Dance    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course compares and contrasts three forms of indigenous, ethnic, and culturally derived dance. Students learn the traditional significance, origins, movement patterns, and basic steps of the dance form. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19383 
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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 14-May 16
Intermediate
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          10919 
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Beginning/Intermediate
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 20468 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 14-May 16
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 12266 
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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 14-May 16
Beginning
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          20412 
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Intermediate
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          10896 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 14-May 16
Intermediate
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          13376 
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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 14-May 16
Intermediate-Women
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          20078 
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Intermediate-Men
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          20079 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 14-May 16
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          11968 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          20429 
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DANCE 498    Work Experience in Dance    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); AA/AS Area III(a)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to dance. Students are advised to consult with the Dance Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of dance. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19384 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Smith               TBA TBA                 19384 Textbook

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012