Spring 2010 Class Schedule (FLC)



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DANCE 309    Introduction to Dance    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course will introduce basic steps, styles and rhythms associated with several dance disciplines including ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop and lyrical forms of dance. Lecture will encompass the historical and cultural placement of each dance style from inception to current media trends. Class will include warm up exercises, movement combinations and dance choreography appropriate to each dance style. Students will be responsible for obtaining appropriate dance attire. Upon completion of this course, students will have experience performing a variety of dance styles and techniques, and be able to critically discuss the socio-cultural and historical context of each style. This course may be taken two times for credit provided different topics are taken.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       01:00PM-01:25PM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          32265 
Textbook
TTh       01:25PM-02:45PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            


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 will introduce students to the elements of urban Hip Hop dance style and culture. Conditioning exercises and drills will be incorporated to develop the physical skills and capacities necessary to execute more advanced movements. 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 history and evolution of hip hop dance will also be examined with emphasis placed on the positive message that Hip Hop brings to today's society. No previous dance experience is necessary. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          17989 
Textbook


DANCE 320    Ballet    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: 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, speed, strength and balance. Students will develop a ballet movement vocabulary and will be able to apply ballet terminology appropriately. Students will also gain an understanding of the historical and traditional foundations of ballet and learn to appreciate ballet as a movement theory and art form.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          17991 
Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          31946 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: Modern Dance is designed to teach the fundamentals of modern dance movement vocabulary and instill an appreciation of modern dance as an art form. 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          18309 
Textbook


DANCE 372    Dance Composition and Production    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to 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. Students will be responsible for acquiring appropriate dance shoes and attire. This course may be taken four times for credit provided different topics are taken.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
How to Choreograph a Dance
MW        01:00PM-01:25PM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          18659 
Textbook
MW        01:25PM-02:45PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: April 30, 2010