Fall 2018 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 25-Dec 20

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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 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 20320039Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 20315868Textbook
DANCE 320 and 321 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 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 20316117Textbook
DANCE 320 and 321 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 25-Dec 20

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DANCE 330 and 332 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 25-Dec 20

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DANCE 330 and 332 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) ; 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 25-Dec 20

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T11:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 203
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DANCE 377, 378, and 379 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


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 25-Dec 20

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T11:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 203
Th10:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 203
DANCE 377, 378, and 379 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 379    Musical Theatre Dance III    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: Tracing the development of the American musical from early Vaudeville, structuralist model integrated musicals to the advent of the postmodern genre, Musical Theatre Dance III is focused on late 20th and early 21st century trends in musical theatre. Dance steps, formations and across the floor 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 such as the rejection of the linear plot and creative use of physical space. The roles played by minority populations, people of color, same-sex orientation and various gender identities, people with disabilities, and women will be examined. Students will refine 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 25-Dec 20

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T11:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 203
Th10:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 203
DANCE 377, 378, and 379 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 381    Pedagogy: Theory and Practice    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 30 hours LEC ; 18 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 25-Dec 20

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F11:15AM-12:20PMLABD.WorthFLC 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 25-Dec 20

M01:00PM-01:50PMLECD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 20315978Textbook
M02:00PM-03:05PMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 203
W01:00PM-03:05PMLABD.WorthFLC 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 25-Dec 20

M01:00PM-01:50PMLECD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 20316118Textbook
M02:00PM-03:05PMLABD.WorthFLC MAIN PE 203
W01:00PM-03:05PMLABD.WorthFLC 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 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 18-Dec 14

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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please
click here for the dates and locations.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please click here for the dates and locations.

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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please click here for the dates and locations.

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: October 17, 2018