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Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 2, 2016

Dance (DANCE)


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 14-May 17
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        15601 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


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 14-May 17
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        15602 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, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LAB J.Tierney            Elk Grove EGA 114        15603 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


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 14-May 17
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LAB J.Tierney            Elk Grove EGA 114        15604 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


DANCE 333    Modern Dance III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Modern Dance Technique
Prerequisite: DANCE 332 with a grade of "C" or better; or have training at a beginning-intermediate level in modern 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 intermediate modern dance class continues to develop fundamental modern dance skills learned in the previous level. The class focuses on proper technique with more complex combinations. The students will perform various types of styles including cultural and contemporary dance. This course is for students who have successfully completed Modern Dance II or have previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        19837 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


DANCE 334    Modern Dance IV    1 Unit

Course Family:
Modern Dance Technique
Prerequisite: DANCE 333 with a grade of "C" or better; or have training at an intermediate level in modern dance, as determined by the professor per an evaluation for the level of proficiency.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: The student's level of ability must be appropriate for the class. Students who are inexperienced or at too high of a level will be asked to take another course. The instructor will make this determination.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This intermediate/advanced modern dance class continues to develop fundamental modern dance skills learned in the previous level. The class focus is on proper technique while performing complex combinations and developing a personal style. This course creates an opportunity for self-discovery, self-discipline and self-expression in the art form of modern dance. Creative assignments will be given in improvisation and movement communication and expression utilizing problem-solving techniques. This course is for students who have successfully completed Modern Dance III or have previous dance training.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        19838 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


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 14-May 17
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        15300 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


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 14-May 17
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        15301 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        15302 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


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 14-May 17
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LAB M.Green-Clark        Elk Grove EGA 114        15303 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


DANCE 412    Dance Composition and Production III    2 Units

Course Family:
Dance Composition and Production
Prerequisite: DANCE 411 with a grade of "C" or better; or have beginning to intermediate knowledge of composing dances, 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: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an opportunity to explore the processes of composing and producing intermediate level choreography. Students will identify and integrate the contributions of modern and contemporary choreographers for the purpose of expanding their choreography skills. An emphasis on smaller compositions, for example, solos, duos, and trios will be included along with the roles of lighting and costume design. This course culminates in a final showcase performance.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
F         09:00AM-09:50AM LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 15392 Textbook
F         10:00AM-01:10PM LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   


DANCE 413    Dance Composition and Production IV    2 Units

Course Family:
Dance Composition and Production
Prerequisite: DANCE 412 with a grade of "C" or better; or have intermediate knowledge of composing dances, 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: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an opportunity to explore the processes of composing and producing advanced level choreography. Students will continue their study of modern and contemporary choreographers' contributions for the purpose of expanding their choreography skills. An emphasis on cross-disciplinary studies including multimedia, drama, art, and music will provide an integrated approach for exploring the significance of dance and other art forms in contemporary society. This course culminates in a final showcase performance.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
F         09:00AM-09:50AM LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 15528 Textbook
F         10:00AM-01:10PM LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 2, 2016

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