Spring 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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, Jan 18-May 21
Beginning
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 12684 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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 18921 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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19192 Textbook


DANCE 314    Jazz Dance IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 313 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 jazz dance focusing on allegro movement studies with quicker, more complex combinations in center, a more difficult vocabulary of movement across the floor, and progressive technique for multiple jazz turns. It emphasizes changes of directions, dynamics, and levels. This course is for students with previous jazz dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19193 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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19511 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19853 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19852 Textbook


DANCE 323    Ballet Level IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballet Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2 (effective Fall 2013)
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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          19194 Textbook


DANCE 343    Ballroom Dance IV: Latin    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballroom Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: DANCE 341 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 in alignment, etiquette, and technique that was begun in DANCE 341. It allows for more advanced study specifically in Latin styles of dance. These dances introduce professional showmanship and fluent use of non-verbal communication with a focus on more complicated rhythms. This course is designed for those students with experience in ballroom dance technique.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          19195 Textbook
Women register in this section.

F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB P.Zimny              ARC MAIN PE 235          19196 Textbook
Men register in this section.


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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Off Campus Natomas/Ik C142 18922 Textbook


DANCE 360    Tap Dance    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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       12833 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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       20157 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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       19197 Textbook


DANCE 403    Choreographic Studies    2 Units

Course Family:
Foundations of Dance
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area C1; 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, Jan 18-May 21
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          20228 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            


DANCE 416    Dance Production: Choreography and Costumes    3 Units

Course Family:
Dance Composition and Production
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 an opportunity to perform with an emphasis on production technique for dance. Choreography for production and costuming for the choreography are covered as well as how to communicate choreographic ideas and costuming goals. Technique is presented through historical study and choreographic necessity. Production problems in choreography are analyzed for multiple solutions, and safe rehearsals, and performances. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          20229 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235            


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 18-May 21
M         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Smith              ARC MAIN PE 235          13122 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Smith               TBA TBA                 13122 Textbook

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014