Spring 2014 Class Schedule (FLC)



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DANCE 310    Jazz Dance    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 history 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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          15920 Textbook


DANCE 312    Jazz Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to 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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19369 Textbook


DANCE 313    Jazz Dance III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This intermediate dance class augments the fundamental jazz skills learned in previous levels with a further focus on proper technique and alignment, while performing more complex combinations and exploring different rhythms and styles, utilizing such skills as ballet, African and theatrical movement vocabularies. Social issues in the late 20th century, including globalization and popularization of jazz as an artistic expressive form will be surveyed, as well as analysis of jazz dance in contemporary media. This course is for students with previous dance training, and students must provide appropriate dance shoes and attire.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19371 Textbook


DANCE 314    Jazz Dance IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Jazz Dance IV offers students an opportunity to work in more complex movement studies building on skills acquired in previous levels of jazz dance. Quicker, more intricate combinations in center floor will be sequenced into challenging across the floor combinations. Progressive technique for multiple jazz turns and leap patterns with an emphasis on changes of directions, dynamics, and levels will culminate in final choreography. Students will assess the socio-cultural media influences shaping jazz dance today, looking at postmodern theory to analyze jazz dance as culturally relevant. This course is for students with previous dance training, and students must acquire appropriate dance shoes and attire.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19373 Textbook


DANCE 320    Ballet    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 social, cultural and political issues involving ballet as an artistic expressive form. 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 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19377 Textbook


DANCE 321    Ballet II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballet Technique
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19378 Textbook


DANCE 322    Ballet III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballet Technique
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course in Ballet III provides a progression from level II barre, center, and across the floor exercises with an emphasis on the anatomy that governs ballet mechanics. Additional movement vocabulary and a refinement in épaulement, adagio and allegro sequences will be expected. The contributions of early 20th century choreographers and dancers will be highlighted along with level III variations. Students may present their class choreography in a final showcase performance. This course is for students who have successfully completed Ballet II or equivalent, and students must provide appropriate ballet shoes and ballet dress code attire.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19379 Textbook


DANCE 323    Ballet Level IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballet Technique
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is intended for students with ballet experience, and provides a progression from level III barre, center, and across the floor exercises with an opportunity for pre-pointe work, floor barre, conditioning, and variations. Technique and sequences at this level will require a refinement of intermediate steps and variations, as well as breathing techniques for muscular strength and endurance exercises. The contributions of contemporary ballet choreographers, dancers and companies will be highlighted in lecture. Students may showcase their work in a final semester-end performance. This course is for students who have successfully completed Ballet III or the equivalent, and students must supply appropriate ballet shoes and ballet dress code attire.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19380 Textbook


DANCE 330    Modern Dance    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, dance history, and ethnic dance influences. The social, cultural and political issues involving modern dance will be surveyed, as well as some basic theoretical perspectives used to analyze Modern dance in contemporary media. 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          15785 Textbook


DANCE 332    Modern Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Modern Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19385 Textbook


DANCE 333    Modern Dance III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Modern Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Modern Dance III provides an exploration of modern dance techniques and movement concepts pioneered in the late 20th century, examining the role of postmodern theory in the development of movement ideas and choreography. Students will develop increased technical facility in the performance of modern dance level III movements while improving kinesthetic awareness and choreographic memorization. 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. This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Modern Dance II or have previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19386 Textbook


DANCE 334    Modern Dance IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Modern Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Modern Dance IV continues to develop fundamental modern dance skills learned in the previous levels, focusing on proper alignment and technique while performing complex combinations and developing a personal style. There will be opportunities for creative exploration and self-expression through the use of choreographic assignments in improvisation and movement messaging utilizing problem-solving techniques. Students will review the history of the development of modern dance, and assess the relevance of postmodern dance. Students will cultivate unique projects for a comprehensive understanding the contemporaneous relevance of this dance form. This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Modern Dance III or have previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19387 Textbook


DANCE 351    Urban Hip Hop    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to 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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Henning            FLC MAIN PE 203          19381 Textbook


DANCE 352    Urban Hip Hop II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Henning            FLC MAIN PE 203          19382 Textbook


DANCE 353    Urban Hip Hop III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes style, technical precision, strength, agility, and the cultivation of urban dance somatics. Dance combinations will introduce new styles and increase the degree of difficulty with center floor work. Urban Hip Hop III dance combinations will be taught covering various styles within hip hop dance genre, and students will work in groups to create a final presentation that expands the teacher choreographed dance into a full length performance piece, utilizing choreographic elements and student choreography. The theoretical emphasis of this course will cover the development of the various styles of hip hop dance including, but not limited to: b-boying/b-girling, breaking, krumping, popping, locking, and tutting. Low traction, comfortable athletic shoes and loose fitting clothing will be required, and some students may wish to wear knee pads.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Henning            FLC MAIN PE 203          19383 Textbook


DANCE 354    Urban Hip Hop IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on the foundation provided in Dance 353. It will focus on improvisation, freestyle, cyphering, and battling. Musicality and storytelling are explored along with floor work, rapid tempos, and building upper body strength. This course is for students with previous urban Hip Hop dance training. This is an intermediate level course that builds on the skills learned in Urban Hip Hop levels I-III. Students will be introduced to freestyle movement and the elements of cyphering, battling and competition. Musicality, emotion, and storytelling are explores as students develop their own artistry within freestyle movement. The emphasis of this class will be on utilizing intermediate level skills with freestyle movement. Low traction, comfortable athletic shoes and loose fitting clothing will be required, and some students may wish to wear knee pads. A field trip may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB R.Henning            FLC MAIN PE 203          19384 Textbook


DANCE 372    Dance Composition and Production    2 Units

Course Family:
Dance Composition and Production
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: Students admitted by audition only.
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. Students with intermediate or advanced level experience in any genre of dance are encouraged to audition for admission into this class. 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 18-May 21
How to Choreograph a Dance
T         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          15838 Textbook
T         02:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
Th        01:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
DANCE 372(410), 411, 412, and 413 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 380    World Dance History    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: World Dance History will survey the development of dance traditions around the world from antiquity to the present day, applying basic theoretical models to analyze dance as culturally meaningful. The course will explore how/why dance is created, borrowed/exploited, hybridized and revered in human culture. The impact of social, political, economic, cultural and religious forces shaping dance throughout history will be examined. Cross-cultural transmissions of movement stylization will inform the students‚ understanding of dance chronology and theory.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          15997 
Textbook


DANCE 411    Dance Composition and Production Level II    2 Units

Course Family:
Dance Composition and Production
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition for admission into Dance Composition and Production the first week of class.
Course Transferable to 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, Jan 18-May 21
T         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19581 Textbook
T         02:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
Th        01:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
DANCE 372(410), 411, 412, and 413 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 412    Dance Composition and Production Level III    2 Units

Course Family:
Dance Composition and Production
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition for admission into Dance Composition and Production the first week of class.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Dance Composition and Production III dancers will synthesize choreographic principles of dance through improvisation and manipulation movement studies, using critical and creative thinking skills. Students will improve technique by exploring stylization, progressive concepts of dance composition, as well as understand the role of the stage manager in dance production. Professional standards for performing on tour will augment possible teaching and performing outreach projects. 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, Jan 18-May 21
T         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19583 Textbook
T         02:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
Th        01:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
DANCE 372(410), 411, 412, and 413 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 413    Dance Composition and Production Level IV    2 Units

Course Family:
Dance Composition and Production
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition for admission into Dance Composition and Production the first week of class.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides dancers at the pre-professional level and opportunity to audition, choreograph and perform. With emphasis on the art of creating effective dance compositions, students will integrate more complex resources and tools using theme, design, dynamics, rhythm, and motivation with the application of symmetry, asymmetry, phrasing of dance, and stage space. Choreography will result in a formal performance. 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, Jan 18-May 21
T         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          19585 Textbook
T         02:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
Th        01:00PM-03:05PM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203            
DANCE 372(410), 411, 412, and 413 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 498    Work Experience in Dance    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to the dance field. Students are advised to consult with the FLC Dance Program faculty to review specific 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. Course content will include 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 related to dance instruction, dance studio office administrative work or other related activities. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a 16 hour 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 course may be taken four times for credit, for a maximum of 16 units when there is new or expanded learning on the job or additional job responsibilities.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15930 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the three orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu.

TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15931 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10:00AM -12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          Off Campus RCC ONLINE    15932 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the two orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Thursday, January 23 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in RCC 8, and Friday, January 24 from 10:00am-12:00pm in RCC 11. Please visit: http://www.flc.losrios.edu/academics/work-experience-(wexp)/wexp-courses for Work Experience program information and course descriptions. If you have specific questions regarding the online Work Experience course or orientations, please email the instructor at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu.

W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       15933 Textbook

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: June 12, 2014