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Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: July 29, 2014

Dance (DANCE)


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 physical education course covers barre and center floor warm-ups, exercises, jazz techniques, isolations, walks and turns. This course explores variation of styles in ethnic, lyrical and modern jazz dance given in combinations and offers students the opportunity for exploration and improvisation using jazz steps learned in class. This class is for students with no or very little dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LAB J.Tierney            Elk Grove EGA 114        14602 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


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 covers the fundamentals of beginning ballet technique. Basic terminology, coordination, alignment and execution of beginning ballet technique will be addressed. Students will experience a typical ballet class beginning with exercises at the barre, developed exercises in the center and across the floor exercises. Students will gain strength, agility, flexibility, coordination and balance. Students will also acquire knowledge of ballet history and repertory. Students will present their semester-long study of beginning ballet in a final showcase performance. This course is for students with no to very little dance experience.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LAB J.Tierney            Elk Grove EGA 114        15019 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


DANCE 332    Modern Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Modern Dance Technique
Prerequisite: DANCE 330 with a grade of "C" or better; or one year of beginning training determined by the professor per an evaluation for the level of proficiency.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This beginning/intermediate modern dance class continues with the fundamental modern dance skills learned in the previous level. This course includes rhythmic, isolated and expressive movement. Concepts of space, time and force as related to dance will be discussed. Various cultural and contemporary dances will be explored. This course is for students who have successfully completed Modern Dance I or have previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        14993 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


DANCE 353    Urban Hip Hop III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: DANCE 352 with a grade of "C" or better; or an intermediate level of training in Hip Hop dance, as determined by the professor per an evaluation for the level of proficiency.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on the skills and steps learned in Urban Hip Hop I and II. Level III dance combinations will be taught covering various styles within hip hop dance. Students will work in groups to create a final presentation that expands a teacher-choreographed dance into a full length performance piece that utilizes choreographic elements and adds student choreography. The emphasis of this class will be on choreographic styles.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        19610 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


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
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces students to the elements of choreography and the creative processes of composing dances. Students assume the roles of dancer and choreographer in developing improvisation, directing, and performance skills to produce and perform original group compositions. This course culminates in a final showcase performance designed to give students an opportunity to experience a college level dance production.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
F         09:00AM-09:50AM LEC R.Henning            CRC MAIN PE 113          14983 Textbook
F         10:00AM-01:10PM LAB R.Henning            CRC MAIN PE 113            

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: July 29, 2014

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