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Dance History and Appreciation

These courses are presented in a lecture format. These are not movement classes. Please see Dance classes.

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 2, Dance in American Culture    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts and Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

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.

1694   2:15p-3:35p MW   PAC 103   Gonzalez G

Above 1694 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1695   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 165   Douglas Judith G

Above section 1695 is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Adelante and Black Collegias Programs. See Special Programs section of class schedule for additional information.

1696   3:45p-5:05p MW   PAC 103   Gonzalez G

Above 1696 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 5, Dance History   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course is a historical survey course which covers dance as a religious expression, social form and a performing art. Theatrical, social, and sacred ritual is investigated in different historic periods and places, predominately within Western civilization. Time periods covered include Ancient Egypt, Classical Greek, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Neo-Classic, and 20th Century. Styles and schools of thought include ballet, modern dance, jazz and tap, and world dance forms. Attendance of dance productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

1697   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 165   Douglas Judith G

1698   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUS 119   Lee J Y

1699   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 153   Tomasic M T

Above section 1699 is recommended for Dance majors.

3339   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Lee J Y

Above section 3339 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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