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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: October 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20226 Textbook


DANCE 312    Jazz Dance II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
Prerequisite: DANCE 310 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 dance class continues the fundamental jazz skills learned in the previous level with further focus on proper technique including alignment, balance, multiple turns, leaps, and more complex combinations. This course is for students with some previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20227 Textbook


DANCE 313    Jazz Dance III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
Prerequisite: DANCE 312 with a grade of "C" or better; or two years of beginning toward intermediate skills of jazz dance, 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 intermediate dance class continues with the fundamental jazz skills learned in the previous level with a further focus on proper technique while performing more complex combinations and exploring different rhythms and styles. This course is for students with previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20228 Textbook


DANCE 314    Jazz Dance IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Jazz Dance Technique
Prerequisite: DANCE 313 with a grade of "C" or better; or training at a level of intermediate skills of jazz dance, 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 intermediate/advanced dance class offers the opportunity for students to create a personal jazz style using the techniques learned in the previous levels. This course explores variation of styles in ethnic, lyrical and modern given in combinations and offers students the opportunity for exploration and improvisation using jazz steps learned in class. This class is for high intermediate to advanced dance students only.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20229 Textbook


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20230 Textbook


DANCE 321    Ballet II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Ballet Technique
Prerequisite: DANCE 320 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 course is a continuation of beginning ballet technique with a progression in barre, center, and across the floor exercises. Fundamentals of beginning ballet are addressed with greater emphasis on strength and coordination. Students will further develop their ballet skills, movement vocabulary, and sequence construction while advancing their knowledge of ballet history and repertory. Students will present their semester-long study of Level II ballet in a final showcase performance. This course is recommended for students who have successfully completed Ballet I and are at a high beginner or intermediate level.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20231 Textbook


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 beginning class offers an introduction to basic dance movement and the basic elements of music and rhythm. This course includes rhythmic, isolated and expressive movement as well as elemental concepts of space, time and force. This course is for students with little or no previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20232 Textbook


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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20233 Textbook


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 includes basic urban-style Hip Hop moves and rapid level changes for floor work. Choreography is provided on a bare bones theme and developed according to individual style, ability and personal interpretation. The history of this genre and the traditional competitive elements of Hip Hop dance are examined, as well as the role of dance in Hip Hop culture. An opportunity for Freestyle, Old Style, Poppin', Lockin', and Dance Poetry exploration is offered.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20234 Textbook


DANCE 352    Urban Hip Hop II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: DANCE 351 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 course builds on the skills introduced with Urban Hip Hop I. Skills, steps, and hip hop dance combinations will progress in difficulty. Students will have more opportunity to explore freestyle movement and participate in session work. The emphasis of this class will cover the progression of hip hop dance beginning with break dance through the current trends of today.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20235 Textbook


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20236 Textbook


DANCE 354    Urban Hip Hop IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Hip Hop Technique and Competition
Prerequisite: DANCE 353 with a grade of "C" or better; or an intermediate to advanced 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 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 and battling. 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 114        20237 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: October 29, 2014

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