Spring 2015 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10571 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10773 Textbook
DANCE 310, 312, 313, and 314 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 313    Jazz Dance III    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 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 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10774 Textbook
DANCE 310, 312, 313, and 314 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 314    Jazz Dance IV    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: 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 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10775 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10776 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 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 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10777 Textbook
DANCE 320, 321, 322, and 323 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 322    Ballet III    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 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 ├ępaulement, 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 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10778 Textbook
DANCE 320, 321, 322, and 323 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 323    Ballet IV    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 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 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10779 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, womenÔs 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10458 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 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 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10784 Textbook
DANCE 330, 332, 333, and 334 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 333    Modern Dance III    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 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 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10785 Textbook
DANCE 330, 332, 333, and 334 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 334    Modern Dance IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Modern Dance Technique
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
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 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10786 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 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 17-May 20
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB R.Henning            FLC MAIN PE 203          10780 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 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 17-May 20
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB R.Henning            FLC MAIN PE 203          10781 Textbook
DANCE 351, 352, 353, and 354 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 353    Urban Hip Hop III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
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 17-May 20
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB R.Henning            FLC MAIN PE 203          10782 Textbook
DANCE 351, 352, 353, and 354 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


DANCE 354    Urban Hip Hop IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
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 17-May 20
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB R.Henning            FLC MAIN PE 203          10783 Textbook
DANCE 351, 352, 353, and 354 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 studentsÔ understanding of dance chronology and theory.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Worth              FLC MAIN PE 203          10633 
Textbook


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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Kientz             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     21032 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10579 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 22 from 5:00pm-6:50pm in FL1 207, and Friday, January 23 from 10:00am-12:00pm in FL1 207. 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.

Th        05:30PM-06:20PM LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FL1 207         10580 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10580 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately one-third of the class is online. 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 22 from 5:00pm-6:50pm in FL1-207 and Friday, January 23 from 10:00am-12:00pm in FL1-207. The hybrid class will meet on campus on the following dates from 5:30pm-6:20pm: 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, and 5/14. Please email instructor Amanda Mansfield at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu with questions regarding this course or the orientations.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    10581 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: Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in RCC 15, and Monday, January 26th 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in RCC 13. If you have specific questions regarding the online Work Experience course or orientations, please email the instructor at domeka@flc.losrios.edu.

TBA       TBA             LAB M.Kientz             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     10582 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: Tuesday, January 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in room EDC-C202, and Friday, January 23, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in room EDC-C202. 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 colliej@flc.losrios.edu.

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: June 3, 2015