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Students enrolled in Dance History and Appreciation courses are required to purchase tickets for and attend both the Synapse Dance Theatre production (Nov 1 or 3) and Global Motion (Nov 7 or 8) at the Broad Stage. For more information see www.smc.edu/dance.

DANCE 14, Beginning Modern Jazz Dance    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.

1700   11:00a-12:20p MW   PAC 102   Jean C A

Above 1700 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 15, Intermediate Modern Jazz    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.

1701   8:00a-9:20a TTh   GYM 100A   Jordan A N

DANCE 16, Advanced Modern Jazz    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.

1702   11:00a-12:20p MW   GYM 102   Leitner D

DANCE 17, Beginning Tap    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.

1703   10:15a-1:20p F   GYM 102   Lettery J P

DANCE 20, Ethnic Dance    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).

1704   3:45p-5:50p MW   GYM 4   Canellias L M

Above section 1704 teaches Latin American Ballroom Salsa. Above section 3398 is recommended for but not limited to participants in the Adelante Program.

DANCE 21, Asian Pacific Dance Survey    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 21serves as preparation for Dance 57A, the Global Motion performance class.

1705   3:00p-5:05p M   GYM 100A   Susilowati S

   3:00p-5:05p W   GYM 100A   Ceballos Be A

Above section 1705 instructs Polynesian and Indonesian dance.

DANCE 22, Mexican Dance    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).

1706   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

Above section 1706 is recommended for but not limited to participants in the Adelante program.

DANCE 23, Intermediate Mexican Dance    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.

1707   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

Above section 1707 is recommended for but not limited to participants in the Adelante program.

DANCE 24, Flamenco Dance 1    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.

1708   9:30a-10:50a MW   GYM 102   Andrade A E

   11:00a-11:40a MW   GYM 100A   Andrade A E

Above section 1708 is recommended for but not limited to participants in the Adelante program.

DANCE 25, African Dance    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.

1709   4:15p-6:20p MW   GYM 104   Jordan A N

Above section 1709 is recommended for but not limited to participants in the Black Collegians program.

DANCE 27, Brazilian Dance    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.

1710   2:00p-4:05p MW   GYM 104   Yudin L K

Above section 1710 is recommended for but not limited to participants in the Black Collegians program.

DANCE 29, Middle Eastern/North African Dance    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces students to the movement, music, and costumes of Middle Eastern/North African Dance. In this course students will examine historic culture and modern developments in this dance genre. Students will study the origins of Middle Eastern/North African dance techniques, rhythms, and terminology.

1711   12:00p-2:05p MW   GYM 100A   Jesswein J N

   12:00p-2:05p MW   GYM 100A   Staff

DANCE 31, Ballet I    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.

1712   7:45a-10:50a TTh   PAC 102   Richards C R

Above section 1712 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1713   9:30a-10:50a TTh   GYM 100A   Aybay Owens S

1714   9:30a-10:50a TTh   GYM 102   Pallais K S

1715   11:00a-12:20p TTh   PAC 102   Jean C A

Above 1715 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street. Above section 1715 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1716   2:00p-3:20p MW   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

NEW 4515   5:00p-6:20p TTh   GYM 104   Pallais K

4140   5:30p-8:35p TTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

Above section 4140 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

DANCE 32, Ballet 2    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.

1717   7:45a-10:50a TTh   PAC 102   Richards C R

Above section 1717 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1718   8:00a-9:20a MW   PAC 102   Molnar Cy A

Above 1718 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1719   12:30p-1:50p MW   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

4142   5:30p-8:35p TTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

Above section 4142 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

DANCE 33, Ballet 3    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.

1720   8:00a-10:05a MW   GYM 104   Tomasic M T

4143   6:30p-8:35p TTh   GYM 104   Richards C R

DANCE 35, Ballet 5    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.

1721   10:15a-12:20p MW   GYM 104   Lee J Y

DANCE 41, Contemporary Modern Dance I    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.

NEW 3389   8:00a-9:20a TTh   GYM 102   Greene S M

1722   9:30a-10:50a MW   GYM 100A   Aybay Owens S

1723   12:30p-1:50p MW   PAC 102   Jean C A

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

1724   12:30p-1:50p TTh   PAC 102   McDonald K E

Above 1724 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1725   9:30-10:50a M W   PAC 102   Bender M M

Above 1725 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 42, Contemporary Modern Dance 2    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.

1726   7:45a-9:05a MW   GYM 102   Aybay Owens S

1728   2:00p-3:20p TTh   PAC 102   Jordan A N

Above 1728 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1729   11:00a-12:20p TTh   GYM 100A   Greene S M

Above section 1729 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

DANCE 43, Contemporary Modern Dance 3    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.

1730   8:00a-10:05a TThF   GYM 104   Tomasic M T

DANCE 45, Modern Dance 5    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.

1731   10:10a-12:15p TThF   GYM 104   McDonald K E

DANCE 55A, Dance Performance – Modern    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.

1732   12:30p-4:50p TTh   GYM 104   Lee J Y

   12:30p-4:50p TTh   GYM 104   Wolin-Tupas R L

Choreographer auditions will be held Thurs Aug 29 at 12:30 p.m. in GYM 104. Be prepared to present 2 minutes of live dance material. Dancer auditions will be held Thurs Sept 5 at 12:30 p.m. in GYM 104. Sign in at 11:45 a.m. All dancers must be warmed up and wear appropriate black on black dancewear. Please see www.smc.edu/dance.

DANCE 57A, World Dance Performance    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.

4144   6:30p-9:30p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

   1:30p-4:00p F   GYM 102   Susilowati S

Choreographer auditions will be held Wed Sept 4 at 6:00 p.m. in GYM 102. Be prepared to present a 3 minute study of a world dance style relevant to Global Citizenship. See dance department website. Dancer auditions will be held Fri Sept 6 at 12:00 p.m. in GYM 102. Sign in at 11:00 a.m. All dancers must be warmed up and wear appropriate black on black dancewear. Please see www.smc.edu/dance.

DANCE 60, Fundamentals of Choreography I    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.

4145   6:00p-9:05p T   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4145 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 61, Fundamentals of Choreography 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.

4146   6:00p-9:05p T   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4146 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 70, Dance Staging Technique    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to develop stage production skills for dance performances. Students will learn how to transfer a dance work from the rehearsal studios to a professional stage, using the elements of staging, lighting, scenery/props, and make-up for various styles of dance productions. Students will also learn about the process of touring with a production, site selection and fundamentals of arts management.

1733   Arrange-4 Hours        Lee J Y

Above section 1733 will have its first class meeting Aug 29 at 11:30a.m. in GYM 223.

1734   Arrange-4 Hours        Susilowati S

   Arrange-Time        Ramirez R V

Above section 1734 will have its first class meeting Aug 30 at 12:30 p.m. in GYM 104.

DANCE 75, The Teaching of Dance to Children    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course, the study of developmentally appropriate creative movement experiences for children, gives students methods to guide creativity in the pre-K and elementary classroom and to develop dance lessons tied to specific subject areas. Students gain knowledge of the movement aspect of child development and how to use creative dance to research and teach subject matter across the pre- K and elementary curriculum. It covers the role of movement in developing children’s physical, motor, emotional, and cognitive skills, and includes workshops and field experience in planning and implementing appropriate creative experiences with young children.

Dance 75 and ECE 75 are the same course. Students may receive credit for one but not both.

4147   6:30p-9:35p Th   TH ART STUDIO   Wolin-Tupas R L

DANCE 88A, Independent Studies in Dance    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1735   Arrange-1 Hour        Douglas Judith G

DANCE 88B, Independent Studies in Dance    2 units

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1736   Arrange-2 Hours        Douglas Judith G

DANCE 90A, Dance Internship    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.

1737   Arrange-4 Hours        Douglas Judith G

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