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Attendance at dance productions for which students must purchase tickets is required. The Synapse performance is Nov 3 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Global Motion will perform Nov 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov 10 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Go to smc.edu/academicprograms/dance for more information.

Selected courses are repeatable. However, the number of total enrollments may be limited to four within a grouping of similar courses. Please see a counselor for details.

DANCE 14, Beginning Modern Jazz Dance (1,1,1,1)    1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 31 or 41.

This introductory course will explore the fundamental techniques of Jazz Dance. Attention is placed on basic jazz dance steps and vocabulary, with emphasis on musicality, strength and flexibility, expression, coordination and an appreciation of jazz dance as an art form. The technique also investigates the use of rhythm, dynamics, space, and energy while disciplining the body and developing motor skills as a tool for creative self expression. Written assignments on American jazz icons and attendance at the Departments Dance concerts are required.

1708   8:00a-9:20a TTh   GYM 102   Owens W M

1709   2:00p-3:20p MW   PAC 102   Jordan A N

Above 1709 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 15, Intermediate Modern Jazz (1,1,1,1)   1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Dance 14.

This course is a continuation of Dance 14, building on the intermediate jazz techniques and movement vocabulary. Students should be at the intermediate level. The class introduces new skills and movement variations from various jazz styles. The technique investigates the use of rhythm, dynamics, space, and energy while disciplining the body and developing motor skills as a tool for creative self expressionl. Written assignments on American jazz icons and attendance at the Dance concerts are required.

1710   9:30a-10:50a TTh   GYM 102   Owens W M

1711   10:15a-1:20p F   GYM 102   Lopez J G

Above section 1711 will teach Hip-Hop style

DANCE 16, Advanced Modern Jazz (1,1,1,1)    1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Dance 15.

This course places greater emphasis on advanced modern jazz techniques and skills. This course is for advanced level students.

1712   10:15a-11:35a MW   PAC 102   Leitner D

Above 1712 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 17, Beginning Tap (1,1,1,1)    1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces tap technique and styles (including rhythm tap and Broadway tap), information about the cultural and historical origins of tap, and current trends and applications of tap in concert dance and musical theater. Emphasis will be on fundamental skills and rhythms, time steps, flash footwork, short combinations, and styling.

1713   11:00a-12:20p MW   GYM 102   Staff

DANCE 20, Ethnic Dance (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Both dance majors and non-majors learn specific ethnic dance styles within a given semester; the study of the music, art, and costume of the particular style is also included. The dance techniques learned will serve as preparation for the Ethnic Dance Performance Course (Dance 57B).

1714   11:00a-1:05p MW   GYM 100A   Jesswein J N

   11:00a-1:05p MW   GYM 100A   Iyengar M S

Above section 1714 teaches classical East Indian dance and Middle Eastern dance.

4124   6:00p-8:05p F   GYM 102   Canellias L M

   1:00p-3:00p Sun   GYM 102   Canellias L M

Above section 4124 teaches Latin American dance.

DANCE 21, Asian Pacific Dance Survey (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces students to the theatrical, social, and religious traditions of Asian/Pacific Dance in its cultural context. The movement techniques of one or more forms will be studied in one semester, as well as the relationship of the dance to music, myth, and character.

Dance 21 serves as preparation for Dance 57A, the Global Motion performance class.

1715   2:15p-4:20p M   GYM 100A   Susilowati S

   2:15p-4:20p W   GYM 100A   Ceballos Be A

Above section 1715 teaches traditional and contemporary Indonesian and Hawaiian dance.

DANCE 22, Mexican Dance (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is a Mexican dance class which introduces techniques and styles of traditional Mexican dances. Movements are taught as students learn authentic regional dances and study indigenous and outside influences, historical impact, costumes and music. The dance techniques learned will serve as preparation for the Global Motion courses (Dance 57A and Dance 57B).

1716   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

Above section 1716 is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule for additional information.

DANCE 23, Intermediate Mexican Dance (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Dance 22.

This course is an intermediate level course in the content and technique of traditional Mexican dance. Lecture topics include: the history of additional states of Mexico not included in beginning Mexican dance, the culture of those people past and present, European and African influences, impact on the indigenous people, the influence of politics, religion, music, art, and popular styles with an emphasis on the times from the Victorian Era to present. Dance technique topics include: placement, more advanced footwork, rhythm patterns, intermediate level dances and choreography.

Dance 22 serves as preparation for Dance 57A, the Global Motion performance class.

1717   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

Above section 1717 is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule for additional information.

DANCE 24, Flamenco Dance 1 (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces students to the movement and music of Flamenco Dance and its cultural, historic, and geographic origins. Dance techniques are studied in relationship to Cantos or Flamenco song, and compared to Spanish classical and folk dance.

Dance 24 serves as preparation for Dance 57A, the Global Motion performance class.

1718   8:00a-10:05a MW   PAC 102   Andrade A E

Above 1718 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street. Above section 1718 is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule for additional information.

DANCE 25, African Dance (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is an introduction to the study of African dance with an emphasis on West African traditional and contemporary dances. Emphasis is on techniques of Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Dunham.

Dance 25 serves as preparation for Dance 57A, the Global Motion performance class.

1719   4:15p-6:20p MW   GYM 104   Ellison M L

DANCE 27, Brazilian Dance (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course surveys Brazilian dance with an emphasis on Afro-Brazilian technique and styles. Course content will include dances of the Candomble Orixas, folkloric forms such as Maculele and Maracatu, Samba, and contemporary Brazilian choreographies. Instruction will also include lectures on the vital relationship between dance, drumming, song, costume, and legends of these living traditions. The impact of these dance forms on Brazilian society will also be presented in both lecture and movement technique.

Dance 27 serves as preparation for Dance 57A, the Global Motion performance class.

1720   2:00p-4:05p MW   GYM 104   Yudin L K

4125   4:30p-6:35p MW   GYM 100A   Yudin L K

DANCE 31, Ballet I (1,1)   1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to introduce the concepts and principles of classical ballet technique to the beginning student. Correct body alignment and stance will be stressed throughout the semester.

1721   7:45a-10:50a TTh   PAC 102   Richards C R

Above section 1721 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1722   8:00a-9:20a MW   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

1723   11:00a-12:20p TTh   PAC 102   Jean C A

Above 1723 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1724   12:30p-1:50p MW   GYM 104   Molnar Cy A

1725   2:00p-3:20p MW   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

4126   6:00p-7:20p TTh   GYM 104   Jean C A

DANCE 32, Ballet 2 (1,1)   1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 31.

This course is designed to continue mastering concepts and principles of classical ballet technique learned in Dance 31. Correct body alignment and stance will continue to be stressed throughout the semester and technique combinations will be added with the goal of mastering technique and terminology introduced in barre and centre sequences. Movement phrases to improve and enhance strength, flexibility and endurance will be included in each class.

1726   7:45a-10:50a TTh   PAC 102   Richards C R

Above section 1726 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1727   12:30p-1:50p MW   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

4127   5:00p-6:20p TTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

DANCE 33, Ballet 3 (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 32.

This course is designed to introduce the concepts and principles of classical ballet technique at the advanced intermediate level. Barre and centre will incorporate combinations of movements practiced to various musical rhythms and dynamics. This course facilitates students learning of other ballet dance styles, and prepares the dancer for stage performance experience. This class is intended for dance majors.

1728   10:15a-12:20p MW   GYM 104   Lee J Y

4128   6:30p-8:35p TTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

DANCE 35, Ballet 5 (2,2)   2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 34.

This course is designed for the students with a sound understanding and mastery of ballet technique at an advanced level. Extensive ballet terminology, complex combinations of movements, diverse musical rhythms and dynamics will be introduced throughout the semester. This course will emphasize strengthening the student’s technical ability and preparing the student for study at the advanced level of ballet technique. Included is preparation for stage performance. This class is intended for dance majors.

1729   8:00a-10:05a MW   GYM 104   Richards C R

DANCE 41, Contemporary Modern Dance I (1,1)   1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is a beginning level of modern dance technique with an emphasis on an introduction to body awareness, movement in space, and modern dance terminology. Technique, placement and creative experiences, along with correct body alignment and stance will be stressed throughout the semester.

1730   9:30a-10:50a MW   GYM 100A   Bender M M

1731   12:30p-1:50p MW   PAC 102   Jordan A N

Above 1731 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1732   12:30p-1:50p TTh   PAC 102   McDonald K E

Above 1732 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1733   2:00p-3:20p TTh   PAC 102   Jordan A N

Above 1733 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

4129   6:00p-7:20p MW   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4129 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 42, Contemporary Modern Dance 2 (1,1)   1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 41.

This course offers a beginning/intermediate level of modern technique class with an emphasis on further developing aesthetic concepts and technical ability. More complete use of body parts, complex movement phrasing and vocabularies, and new technical skills will be introduced in class.

1734   9:30a-10:50a MW   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

1735   11:00a-12:20p TTh   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

1736   3:30p-4:50p TTh   PAC 102   Aybay Owens S

Above 1736 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 43, Contemporary Modern Dance 3 (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 42.

This course is an intermediate level of contemporary modern dance technique with an emphasis on developing technical and compositional skills. Dance 43 will embrace increased range of motion, more complex phrases with various musicality, and more in depth analysis of movement and choreography. This course is intended for dance majors.

1737   8:00a-10:05a TThF   GYM 104   Greene S M

DANCE 45, Modern Dance 5 (2,2)   2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 44.

This course is an advanced modern dance technique, continuation of dance 44. The ability to transfer, invert and do phrases in retrograde, as well as use dynamic physicality (high energy changes in levels and dynamics) is explored. Repertory excerpts are also included in this course. This class is designed to prepare students for stage performance experience. This course is intended for dance majors.

1738   10:10a-12:15p TThF   GYM 104   McDonald K E

DANCE 55A, Dance Performance – Modern (3,3,3,3)    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Audition required. • Corequisite: Dance 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, or 46. • Advisory: Dance 60 or 61.

The course offers performance experience and is organized as a modern dance company for concerts and dance productions. Students participate as dancers and choreographers. Styles range from traditional to postmodern fusion, performance art to mixed media, developing new vocabulary and drawing from related dance-theatre forms for personal artistic expression.

1739   12:45p-5:05p TTh   GYM 104   Lee J Y

   12:45p-5:05p TTh   GYM 104   Wolin-Tupas R L

Choreographer’s audition will be Thurs Aug 30 at 12:15 p.m. in GYM 104. Be prepared to present two minutes of live dance material reflective of choreography for fall concert. Dancer’s audition will be held on Thurs Sept 6 at 12:45 p.m. Sign in at 11:45 a.m. All dancers must be warmed up and wear appropriate black-on-black dancewear.

DANCE 55C, Modern Dance Staging Techniques (1,1,1,1)    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course provides on-site exploration and application of stage production skills (staging, lighting, make-up) for modern dance repertory performance. Students will also learn about the process of touring a production.

1740   Arrange-4 Hours    GYM 100A   Lee J Y

DANCE 57A, World Dance Performance (3,3,3,3)   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Audition required. • Advisory: Dance 20.

This course offers performance experience as an ethnic dance company. Students audition, rehearse, and perform styles of ethnic dance ranging from African to Mexican to tap. Students work with professional choreographers. Recommended dance experience in Dance 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 25 or 27.

4130   6:15p-9:45p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

   1:30p-3:35p F   GYM 102   Susilowati S

Student choreographers audition on Wed Sept 5 at 6:00 p.m. in GYM 102. Prepare a 3 minute study of world dance according to the Global Citizenship theme as posted on audition flyers and the Dance department website. Dancer’s audition on Friday Sept 7 at 11:00 a.m. in GYM 102. All dancers come warmed up and wear appropriate black-on-black dancewear.

DANCE 57C, Ethnic Dance Staging Techniques (1,1,1,1)    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students will learn stage production (staging, lighting, scenery, make-up) for ethnic dance performance. Students will also learn about the process of touring with a production.

1741   Arrange-4 Hours    GYM 102   Ramirez R V

   Arrange-4 Hours        Susilowati S

DANCE 60, Fundamentals of Choreography I (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course explores the process of using movement to give outward expression of inner sensations and feelings. It includes techniques of releasing tensions, developing, imagery, improvisation, and discussion of aesthetic concepts.

4131   6:00p-9:05p T   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4131 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 61, Fundamentals of Choreography 2 (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 60.

This course is a continuation of Dance 60, further developing creative process and authentic movement. Emphasis is placed on the forming process, as well as developing and refining movement material. Individual studies and group improvisations are included. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

4132   6:00p-9:05p T   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4132 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 88A, Independent Studies in Dance    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1742   Arrange-1 Hour        Douglas Judith G

1743   Arrange-1 Hour        Lee J Y

DANCE 88B, Independent Studies in Dance    2 units

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1744   Arrange-2 Hours        Douglas Judith G

1745   Arrange-2 Hours        Lee J Y

DANCE 90A, Dance Internship (1,1)    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in this class.

The Internship Program is designed to provide the student with “real life” experience in a Dance environment. Students will work with a local school to apply academic dance principles.

3262   Arrange-4 Hours        Douglas Judith G

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