Dance

Course Descriptions

DANC 1: DANCE TECHNIQUE

Movement skills, rhythmic structure of dance, qualities of movement, special design and appreciation of dance. Emphasis on creation of individual and group compositions. Includes Afro-American dance, ballet, disco/ballroom dance, folk dance, jazz dance, modern dance, square dance, and tap dance (see Physical Education 2 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC (May be taken 4 times) Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

DANC 2A/B: JAZZ BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE

Practice in basic jazz dance techniques and routines. Content includes: Historical development of jazz dance, Minstrelsy influences, Modern cultural infuences, Posture, body alignment, and placement, Locomotor movements, turns, and aeiral movements.

DANC 3A/B: BALLET BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE

Introduction to basic ballet technique at the barre and in the canter. Content includes: The origins and development of ballet, Barre Exercises, Center Work, and turns and various allegro movements.

DANC 5: DANCE WORKSHOP

Dance techniques, choreographic principles and stage presentation. Includes classical ballet, modern ballet, modern dance, polyrhythmic jazz, improvisation, Broadway musical, ethnic and folk dance. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU, UC (May be taken 4 times) Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

DANC 5-A/5-B: DANCE COMPOSITION BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE

An introduction to the art of making dances for choreographers working in any style of dance, this course is open to students who have little or no dance training. Students will recognize the basic choreographic principles used in designing and presenting dance compositions; differentiate between the various rhythmic and dance patterns as they apply to selected dance expressions; and develop dance patterns and create unique interpretations of more traditional forms.

DANC 6: DANCE PRODUCTION: CHOREOGRPAHY

Choreographic principles of dance composition and stage presentation. Participation in dance production with the creation of new works directed toward large groups, trios, duets and solos, possibly leading to scheduled performances. Minimal participation in technical and business aspects of production. 3-9 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU, UC (May be taken 4 times) Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

Dance

Susan Lloyd
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