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Dance

Attendance at dance productions for which students must purchase tickets is required. Go to www.smc.edu/academicprograms/dance for more information and performance dates.

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.

1632   8:00a-9:20a TTh   GYM 102   Jean C A

1633   2:00p-3:20p MW   PAC 102   Jordan A N

Above 1633 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

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.

1634   11:00a-12:20p MW   GYM 102   Leitner D

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.

1635   10:15a-1:20p F   GYM 102   Lettery J P

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).

1636   10:15a-12:20p MW   PAC 102   Iyengar M S

   10:15a-12:20p MW   PAC 102   Jesswein J N

Above 1636 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street. Above section 1636 will focus on traditional East Indian Bharatanatyan and Middle Eastern dance.

1637   3:45p-5:50p MW   GYM 4   Canellias L M

Above section 1637 will focus on 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 21serves as preparation for Dance 57A, the Global Motion performance class.

1638   3:00p-5:05p MW   GYM 100A   Susilowati S

Above section 1638 instructs traditional Tahitian and Indonesian 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).

1639   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

Above section 1639 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.

1640   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

Above section 1640 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.

1641   8:00a-10:05a MW   PAC 102   Andrade A E

Above 1641 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

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.

1642   4:15p-6:20p MW   GYM 104   Jordan A N

Above section 1642 is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule for additional information.

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.

1643   2:00p-4:05p MW   GYM 104   Yudin L K

Above section 1643 is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Adelante and Black Collegians Programs. See Special Programs section of class schedule for additional information.

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.

1644   7:45a-10:50a TTh   PAC 102   Richards C R

Above section 1644 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 12 to Apr 04, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1645   8:00a-9:20a MW   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

1646   9:30a-10:50a TTh   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

1647   12:30p-1:50p MW   GYM 104   Molnar Cy A

1648   2:00p-3:20p MW   GYM 102   Douglas J G

4120   5:00p-6:20p TTh   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 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.

1649   7:45a-10:50a TTh   PAC 102   Richards C R

Above section 1649 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 16 to Jun 06, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1650   12:30p-1:50p MW   GYM 102   Tomasic M T

4121   6:00p-7:20p TTh   GYM 102   Jean C A

DANCE 34, Ballet 4 (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 33. This course is intended for experienced ballet dancers.

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.

1651   10:15a-12:20p MW   GYM 104   Tomasic M T

4122   6:30p-8:35p TTh   GYM 104   Molnar Cy A

DANCE 36, Ballet 6 (2,2)   2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 35. This course is intended for advanced, experienced ballet dancers.

This course is designed for the student at the advanced level of ballet technique. Emphasis is placed on maintaining the advanced level of technique the dancer has achieved. Extensive ballet terminology, intricate movement combinations, diverse musical rhythms and dynamics will be centered both at barre and centre. This course will prepare students for auditions and stage performance experience in professional fields, as well as guide the student to devise the movement combinations for the class in anticipation of future teaching responsibilities. Study of kinesiology and injury prevention will continue to be included. This class is intended for dance majors..

1652   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.

1653   9:30a-10:50a MW   GYM 100A   Bender M M

1654   12:30p-1:50p MW   PAC 102   Aybay Owens S

Above 1654 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1655   12:30p-1:50p TTh   PAC 102   McDonald K E

Above 1655 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1656   2:00p-3:20p TTh   PAC 102   Aybay Owens S

Above 1656 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

4123   6:00p-7:35p MW   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4123 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.

1657   9:30a-10:50a MW   GYM 102   Aybay Owens S

1658   11:00a-12:20p TTh   GYM 102   Jean C A

Above section 1658 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1659   3:30p-4:50p TTh   PAC 102   Jordan A N

Above 1659 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 44, Contemporary Modern Dance 4 (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 43. This course is intended for experienced, advanced dancers.

This course is an intermediate-advanced level of modern dance technique. Dance 44 introduces compositional skills, diverse movement phrases with different styles, changes of levels, and increased “air” skills with multiple turns. This class is designed to prepare students for stage performance experience.

1660   8:00a-10:05a TThF   GYM 104   Greene S M

DANCE 46, Modern Dance 6 (2,2)   2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 45. This course is intended for experienced, advanced dancers.

This course is designed for students at a pre-professional level of contemporary modern dance technique. Emphasis is placed on maintaining pre-professional level of technique the dancer has achieved. 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. Original and traditional repertory excerpts are also included in this course. This class is designed to prepare students for stage performance experience. Students majoring in dance should prepare audition for transfer.

1661   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.

1662   12:30p-4:50p T   GYM 104   Lee J Y

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

Choreographer audition will be Thurs Feb 14 at 12:15 p.m. in GYM 104. Be prepared to present 2 minutes of live dance material. Dancer audition will be held on Thurs Feb 21 at 12:45 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.

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.

4124   6:00p-9:30p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

   1:00p-3:00p F   GYM 104   Susilowati S

Choreographer audition will be held Wed Feb 20 at 6 p.m. in GYM 102. Be prepared to present a 3 minute study of a world dance style relevant to the theme. See Dance department website. Dancer audition will be held on Fri Feb 22 in GYM 102 at 12 p.m. Sign-in at 11 a.m.. All dancers must be warmed up and wear appropriate black-on-black dancewear.

DANCE 62, Fundamentals of Choreography 3 (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 61 or equivalent experience.

A continuation of Dance 61, this course focuses on the forming process and compositional craft. Solos, duets, and trios are created using guided imagery and improvisation, as well as experimental approaches. Students study design concepts and dance forms. New dances are showcased at the end of the term.

4125   6:00p-9:05p T   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4125 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 63, Fundamentals of Choreography 4    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Dance 62.

A continuation of Dance 62, this course emphasizes choreography for ensemble. Choreographers investigate the interplay of spatial design, timing, and movement elements in creating a dance for a group. Sound score and basic costume further support the intention of the finished work showcased at the end of the semester.

4126   6:00p-9:05p T   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4126 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 70, Dance Staging Technique (1,1,1,1)    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.

1663   Arrange-4 Hours    GYM 100A   Lee J Y

Above section 1663 will hold its first meeting on Feb 14 at 5:30 p.m. in GYM 223. Students must attend this meeting.

1664   Arrange-4 Hours        Ramirez R V

   Arrange-Time        Susilowati S

Above section 1664 will hold its first meeting on Feb 15 at 5:45 p.m. in GYM 223. Students must attend this meeting.

DANCE 88A, Independent Studies in Dance    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1665   Arrange-1 Hour    GYM 222   Douglas Judith G

1666   Arrange-1 Hour    GYM 221   Lee J Y

DANCE 88B, Independent Studies in Dance    2 units

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1667   Arrange-2 Hours    GYM 222   Douglas Judith G

1668   Arrange-2 Hours    GYM 221   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.

1669   Arrange-4 Hours    GYM 222   Douglas Judith G

1670   Arrange-4 Hours        Lee J Y

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