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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 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.

1167   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 102   Richards C R

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.

1168   12:45p-3:45p MTWTh   GYM 102   Richards C R

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.

1169   12:45p-3:45p MTWTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

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.

1251   8:00a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 104   McDonald K E

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.

1252   8:00a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 104   McDonald K E

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