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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 2, Dance in American Culture    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts and Humanities) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course is a comparative and integrative study of world dance styles of the United States. Included is the study of Native American, European American, African American, Chicano/Latin American, and Asian American dance styles from their historical origins to the present. The study of dance traditions from both the technical and cultural perspective is presented in relation to social, theatrical and artistic dance. Observation and descriptive skills are learned through films, live performances and lectures.

1180   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 253   González G

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. Class will be taught in the classically accepted manner of learning ballet technique with movement phrases demonstrated by the instructor then practiced by the student to musical accompaniment. Stretching exercises to improve and enhance each dancer’s strength, limberness and flexibility will be included in each class.

1181   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   GYM 104   Jean C A

1182   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 104   Richards C R

   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 104   Molnar Cy 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 new steps and terminology introduced in barre and centre sequences. Class will be taught in the classically accepted manner of learning ballet technique with exercises demonstrated by the instructor then practiced by the student to musical accompaniment. Movement phrases to improve and enhance strength, flexibility and endurance will be included in each class.

1183   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   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 intermediate level. Dance 33 is taught in the classically accepted manner of learning ballet technique. Exercises at the barre and centre will incorporate combinations of movements practiced to various musical rhythms and dynamics. This course facilitates students learning of other dance styles, and prepares the dancer for stage performance experience. This class is intended for dance majors.

1184   12:45p-3:45p MTWTh   GYM 104   Richards C R

DANCE 34, Ballet 4 (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 33.

This course is designed for students to continue to master concepts and principles of intermediate ballet technique with an emphasis on the development of improving technical ability. Exercises at the barre and the centre will continue to incorporate combinations of movements practiced to various musical rhythms and dynamics. This course will introduce concepts of kinesiology and injury prevention as well as prepare the dancer for stage performance experience. This class is intended for dance majors.

1185   12:45p-3:45p MTWTh   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. Stretching exercises to improve and enhance each dancer’s strength, limberness and flexibility will be included.

1186   10:15a-11:25a MTWTh   GYM 102   Jordan A N

   11:35a-12:30p MTWTh   GYM 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

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.

1187   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   GYM 102   McDonald K E

DANCE 57B, Repertory Ethnic Dance (1,1,1,1)    1 unit

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

This course offers students the opportunity to perform different ethnic dance styles in repertory in a community outreach program. Dance majors perform works in new and varied settings to a variety of audiences and encourage and inform high school students who are potential college dance majors.

4010   6:00p-9:00p MTWTh   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

   6:00p-9:00p MTWTh   GYM 102   Susilowati S

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