Fall 2016 Class Schedule (FLC)



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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 provides an introduction to jazz dance technique. Students will become proficient at warm up, center and across the floor exercises focused on control, balance and flexibility. Across the floor combinations will emphasize alignment, style, and technical progression, leading to memorized choreography. The origins of jazz dance will be surveyed, as well as some basic theoretical perspectives used to analyze the social, cultural and political issues involving jazz as an artistic expressive form. Students will need to purchase appropriate dance attire and shoes.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          15798 Textbook
DANCE 310, 312, 313, and 314 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 312    Jazz Dance II    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 provides an exploration of level II jazz dance techniques and style, building on skills learned in the previous level. Students will examine the influences of theatrical dance within the jazz dance genre. Mid-20th century social and cultural issues involving jazz as an artistic expressive form will be surveyed, as well as some theoretical perspectives to analyze jazz dance as culturally relevant. This course is for students with previous dance training, and students must have appropriate dance shoes and attire.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          16120 Textbook
DANCE 310, 312, 313, and 314 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


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 provides an introduction to foundational ballet technique, examining the historical development of ballet and its transmission throughout Europe prior to the 1800's. In this course students will learn to perform beginning level ballet positions, barre warm up exercises, turns and techniques safely and precisely. Center and across the floor exercises will focus on increased control, strength and balance. Students will develop a ballet movement vocabulary and will be able to apply ballet terminology appropriately. Students will be able to evaluate ballet as a movement theory and an art form, using basic theoretical models to analyze dance as culturally meaningful. Students will be responsible for purchasing appropriate dance attire and ballet shoes.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          15799 Textbook
DANCE 320, 321, 322, and 323 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 321    Ballet II    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: Ballet II provides students a review of basic ballet vocabulary and technique, offering an opportunity to perfect basic steps while introducing new combinations at the barre, center floor and across the floor. In this course students will learn to perform level II ballet steps safely and precisely, developing a more complex ballet movement vocabulary and be able to apply ballet terminology appropriately. Students will be able to evaluate ballet using basic theoretical models to analyze ballet as a transnational craft, analyzing the historical origins of ballet to support a deeper understanding of ballet technique and its development in Europe prior to the 20th century. Students are responsible for purchasing appropriate dance attire and ballet shoes.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          16123 Textbook
DANCE 320, 321, 322, and 323 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


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 an introduction to elementary modern dance techniques, concepts and choreography, examining the role of modern dance pioneers, social rebellion, women's issues and dance history. The social, cultural and political issues involving modern dance will be surveyed, as well as some basic theoretical perspectives used to analyze the origins of Modern dance. Students will develop increased technical facility in the performance of modern dance movements while improving kinesthetic awareness, strength and flexibility. A review of modern dance history and an exploration of choreographic principles will enhance understanding of the creative and expressive foundations of this art form. Students will be responsible for purchasing appropriate dance attire.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          15891 Textbook
DANCE 330, 332, 333, and 334 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 332    Modern Dance II    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: Modern Dance II provides an augmentation to elementary modern dance techniques, concepts and choreography. A review of modern dance history and an exploration of choreographic principles will enhance understanding of the creative and expressive foundations of this art form, while students will examine the role of second generation modern dance pioneers. The social, cultural and political issues involving modern dance as an artistic expressive form will be surveyed, as well as some basic theoretical perspectives used to analyze the development of modern dance during the early 20th century. Students will develop increased technical facility in the performance of level II modern dance movements while improving kinesthetic awareness, creativity and rhythm. This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Modern Dance I or have previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          16152 Textbook
DANCE 330, 332, 333, and 334 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


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 will introduce students to rudimentary elements of urban Hip Hop dance style and culture. Conditioning exercises and drills will be incorporated to develop the physical skills and capabilities necessary to execute basic Hip Hop movement. The movements will be instructor choreographed, but will allow the opportunity for students to express their individuality and creativity by developing signature techniques, as well as group formations. Students will compete in small groups as part of the experience. The historical foundations of Hip Hop dance will also be examined with emphasis placed on the positive message that Hip Hop culture brings to today's society. No previous dance experience is necessary. Low traction, comfortable athletic shoes and loose fitting clothing will be required, and some students may wish to wear knee pads. This course was formerly known as Dance 311. This course is not open to students who have received credit for Dance 311.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB S.Mitchell           FLC MAIN PE 203          16119 Textbook
DANCE 351, 352, 353, and 354 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


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
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course allows for further study of hip hop dance and continues the development of technique and style on a more comprehensive level. Urban Hip Hop II presents rigorous exercises for improved strength and kinesthetic awareness, using a new vocabulary of intricate steps. The focus is on locomotor movements across the floor to improve smooth execution and center combinations to develop steps done in hard-hitting percussive styles with a progression in technical difficulty. Students will have more opportunity to explore freestyle movement and participate in session work. The theoretical emphasis of this class will cover the progression of hip hop culture from inception to the current trends of today. Low traction, comfortable athletic shoes and loose fitting clothing will be required, and some students may wish to wear knee pads.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB S.Mitchell           FLC MAIN PE 203          16155 Textbook
DANCE 351, 352, 353, and 354 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 377    Musical Theatre Dance I    2 Units

Course Family:
Musical Theatre Dance
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a) (effective Summer 2015); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students an opportunity to explore the musical theatre genre, including dance movement, audition techniques, singing and acting basics as well as analysis of fundamental theoretical concepts associated with the early American musical at the turn of the twentieth century. Lectures and movement activities will highlight the historical context of early musicals, and trace how musicals are reflective of society. Students will engage in basic dance technique exercises, as well as learn musical theatre choreography which will culminate in a formal presentation of group choreography. Previous experience with musical theatre dance is not required. Students must acquire appropriate dance shoes and attire.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19313 Textbook
T         11:30AM-12:35PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
Th        10:30AM-12:35PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            


DANCE 378    Musical Theater Dance II    2 Units

Course Family:
Musical Theatre Dance
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to give students a full intellectual understanding of and physical experience with Musical Theatre Dance. Students of Musical Theatre Dance II will explore fundamental theoretical concepts associated with the social, historical and political forces that shaped, and continue to shape, the American musical between the 1930's and 1960's. Dance steps, patterns and sequences will aid in the physical understanding and historical chronicling of the lineage of theatrical dance technique. Lectures and movement activities will highlight the political and social contextualization of several key musicals and resulting choreographic innovations. Students will trace how musicals are affected by social messaging and political activism, and explore how musicals may in turn effect social change. Students will engage in musical theatre dance movement studies, learn audition strategies and incorporate dance stylization and technique into choreographic exercises culminating in a formal presentation of group choreography. Previous experience with musical theatre dance is necessary, and students must acquire appropriate dance shoes and attire.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19315 Textbook
T         11:30AM-12:35PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
Th        10:30AM-12:35PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            


DANCE 381    Pedagogy: Theory and Practice    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to integrate the student's physical knowledge of dance technique with the pedagogical theory and practice of dance teaching with particular emphasis on social and cultural aspects of pedagogical theory in multiple settings. Effective methodologies for the teaching of safe and correct dance technique will be explored, specifically on how to guide beginning level dancers to intermediate and more advanced levels in a logical, progressive, and responsible manner. Students will gain an understanding of how particular problems and solutions within dance curriculum are organized and presented effectively for optimal success as a dance educator. This course emphasizes pedagogical structure and theory, adapted to the diverse interests and abilities of learners, and incorporates off-site classroom observation, lesson planning, classroom teaching and classroom management techniques. The principles, techniques, and materials used in the teaching of dance will culminate in a Teaching Practicum.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         09:30AM-10:35AM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          20122 
Textbook
F         10:45AM-02:00PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            


DANCE 410    Dance Composition and Production I    2 Units

Course Family:
Dance Composition and Production
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition for admission into Dance Composition and Production the first week of class.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to give students the opportunity to choreograph and perform dance at the college level. Students will improve technique and experience several dance styles by exploring fundamental concepts of dance composition and movement through improvisation, as well as understand the role of the choreographer in dance production. Choreographic projects will culminate into a semester-end showcase. Students with some dance experience in any genre of dance are encouraged to audition for admission into this class, and students will be responsible for acquiring appropriate dance shoes and attire. This course was formerly known as Dance 372. This course is not open to students who have received credit for Dance 372.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          15940 Textbook
M         02:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
W         01:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
This class requires an audition prior to the end of the first week of enrollment. Auditions will occur during the first week of class. Students must attend both class sessions during the first week and pass the audition in order to remain enrolled in this class. DANCE 410 and 411 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 411    Dance Composition and Production II    2 Units

Course Family:
Dance Composition and Production
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition for admission into Dance Composition and Production the first week of class.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Students of Dance Composition and Production II will incorporate choreographic dance concepts and techniques using locomotor skills, axial movement, dynamics, direction, time, improvisation, and rhythm to create an individual approach to choreography. Using the seven qualities of movement, phrases, functions of staging and focal directives, students will utilize theses concepts in a performance application. Students with intermediate or advanced level experience in any genre of dance are encouraged to audition for admission into this class and will be responsible for acquiring appropriate dance shoes and attire.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          16126 Textbook
M         02:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
W         01:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
This class requires an audition prior to the end of the first week of enrollment. Auditions will occur during the first week of class. Students must attend both class sessions during the first week and pass the audition in order to remain enrolled in this class. DANCE 410 and 411 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 495    Independent Studies in Dance    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 162 hours LAB

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN FLCTBA          20626 
Textbook


DANCE 498    Work Experience in Dance    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
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. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce, completing required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend orientation. Students must complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Online students must have an email account. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 13-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15985 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15984 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    15986 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Wells              El Dorado EDC ONLINE     15987 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: December 7, 2016