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Students enrolled in Dance courses are required to purchase tickets for and attend both the Synapse Dance Theatre production (May 30 and June 1) and Global Motion (May 16 and 17) at the Broad Stage. For more information see www.smc.edu/dance.

DANCE 10, Fundamentals of Dance Technique    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course places emphasis on the fundamental training necessary for success in a variety of dance and movement styles for dance students of all levels. Movement principles from sources including anatomy, biomechanics and rehabilitation will be utilized to improve body alignment, core stabilization, breath support and other aspects of technique in key dance movement patterns. Students will demonstrate proper body alignment, learn human anatomy as it pertains to the moving body, analyze different principles of movement emphasizing time, space and effort as well as enhance the mind-body connection through somatic principles.

1672   8:00a-9:20a MW   GYM 102   Aybay Owens S

   8:00a-9:20a F   PAC 102   Aybay Owens S

Above 1672 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1673   11:45a-1:50p MW   GYM 100A   Wolin-Tupas R L

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.

1674   11:00a-12:20p MW   PAC 102   Jean C A

Above 1674 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.

1675   2:15p-3:35p TTh   PAC 102   Jordan A N

Above 1675 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

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.

1676   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.

1677   10:15a-1:20p F   PAC 102   Reich S A

Above 1677 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

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).

1678   2:15p-4:20p MW   PAC 102   Jesswein J N

   2:15p-4:20p MW   PAC 102   Staff

Above 1678 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street. Above section 1678 will teach both Middle Eastern Belly dance and classical East Indian Bharatanatyan dance.

1679   11:00a-1:05p TTh   GYM 102   Canellias L M

Above section 1679 will teach Latin American and Salsa dance styles.

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.

1680   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 100A   Susilowati S

   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 100A   Ceballos Be A

Above section 1680 teaches traditional Indonesian and Polynesian 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).

1681   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

The above section 16818 is recommended for but not limited to 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.

1682   3:30p-5:35p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

The above section 1682 is recommended for but not limited to 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.

1683   8:00a-12:05p F   GYM 102   Andrade A E

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.

1684   4:15p-6:20p MW   GYM 104   Jordan A N

The above section 1684 is recommended for but not limited to 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.

1685   2:00p-4:05p MW   GYM 104   Yudin L K

The above section 1685 is recommended for but not limited to the Black Collegians Program.

DANCE 27B, Intermediate Brazilian Dance    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Dance 27

This course offers an intermediate level of Brazilian dance with an emphasis on further developing aesthetic concepts and principles of traditional and contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance movement. Course content will include in-depth study of orixa dance movement, introduction to the Silvestre Technique, folkloric dances from the Northeastern region of Brazil, contemporary Afro-Bahian dances and further development of these living dance genres in performance. Correct body alignment and placement will be stressed with the goal of mastering new steps, more advanced footwork, rhythmic patterns and critical analysis of this global dance form.

1686   2:00p-4:00p MW   GYM 104   Yudin L K

The above section 1686 is recommended for but not limited to the Black Collegians Program.

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 with emphasis on body alignment/placement. 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. Movement vocabulary designed to improve and enhance each dancer’s strength, limberness and flexibility will be included in each class.

1687   7:45a-10:50a TTh   PAC 102   Richards C R

Above section 1687 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 10, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1688   9:30a-10:50a MW   GYM 100A   Pallais K S

1689   9:30a-10:50a TTh   GYM 100A   Aybay Owens S

1690   11:00a-12:20p TTh   PAC 102   Jean C A

Above 1690 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

4120   5:00p-6:20p TTh   GYM 104   Douglas Judith G

4121   5:30p-8:30p TTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

Above section 4121 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 10.

DANCE 32, Ballet 2    1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Dance 31.

This course offers a beginning/intermediate level of classical ballet technique with an emphasis on further developing aesthetic 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.

1691   7:45a-10:50a TTh   PAC 102   Richards C R

Above section 1691 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 12, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1692   8:00a-9:20a MW   PAC 102   Molnar Cy A

Above 1692 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1693   12:30p-1:50p MW   GYM 102   Pallais K S

4122   5:30p-8:35p TTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

Above section 4122 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 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.

NEW 3328   8:00a-10:05a MW   GYM 104   Tomasic M T

NEW 4496   6:30p-8:35p TTh   GYM 104   Richards C R

DANCE 34, Ballet 4    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.

1694   8:00a-10:05a MW   GYM 104   Tomasic M T

4123   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.

NEW 3329   10:15a-12:20p MW   GYM 104   Lee J Y

DANCE 36, Ballet 6    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. Students majoring in dance should prepare audition for transfer. This class is intended for dance majors.

1695   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 body alignment/placement, 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.

1696   9:30a-10:50a MW   GYM 102   Aybay Owens S

1697   9:30a-10:50a MW   PAC 102   Bender M M

Above 1697 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1698   12:30p-1:50p MW   PAC 102   Jean C A

Above 1698 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1699   12:30p-1:50p TTh   PAC 102   McDonald K E

Above 1699 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

4124   6:00p-7:35p MW   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4124 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 dance technique with an emphasis on further developing aesthetic concepts and principles of movement learned in Dance 41. 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. More complete use of body parts, complex movement phrasing and vocabularies, and new technical skills will be introduced in class.

1701   9:30a-10:50a TTh   GYM 102   Greene S M

1702   2:00p-3:20p MW   GYM 100A   Jordan A N

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.

NEW 3330   8:00a-10:05a TThF   GYM 104   Tomasic M T

DANCE 44, Contemporary Modern Dance 4    2 units

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

This course is designed for students to continue to master concepts and principles of intermediate modern dance technique with an emphasis on the development of improving technical ability. 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. This class is intended for dance majors.

1703   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.

NEW 3331   10:10a-12:15p TThF   GYM 104   McDonald K E

DANCE 46, Modern Dance 6    2 units

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

This course is designed for students at an advanced level of contemporary modern dance technique. Emphasis is placed on maintaining the advanced 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. This class is intended for dance majors.

1704   10:15a-12:20p 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. Students learn artistic expressions and movement composition from professional faculty, guest choreographers and student choreographers. Styles may include traditional modern, postmodern fusion, contemporary ballet, contemporary jazz, hip-hop, performance art and mixed media. Students develop new vocabulary and creativity from related dance-theatre forms for personal artistic expression. Students will participate in community outreach by performing in local schools, campus wide activities, as well as American College Dance Festival and other conferences. This performance class is intended for dance majors. Recommended dance experience in Dance 33-36, 43-46, 61-63.

1705   12:30p-4:50p T   GYM 104   Lee J Y

   12:30p-4:50p Th   GYM 104   Tomasic M T

Student choreographer audition will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:30pm in GYM 104. Be prepared to present 2 minutes of live dance material. Dancer Auditions will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:30 in GYM 104. Sign-in at 11:45am in GYM 104. All dancers must be warmed up and wear appropriate black-on-black dancewear. Please see www.smc.edu/dance for additional information.

DANCE 57A, World Dance Performance    3 units

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

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course offers performance experience in a world dance company. World dance forms are learned, refined, and presented in order to experience cultural identity, preservation, and global citizenship. Students audition as dancers and choreographers. Students rehearse and perform styles of world dances which may include African, Mexican, Asian, European, American, Jazz, Tap, Middle Eastern, and Latin. Students work with faculty choreographers, as well as professional guest choreographers. Students will participate in community outreach by performing in local schools, campus wide activities, as well as American College Dance Festival and other conferences. This performance class is intended for dance majors. Recommended dance experience in Dance 15, 16 21-25, 27, 29, 33-36, 43-46.

4125   6:00p-9:30p MW   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

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

Student choreographer audition will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:00pm in GYM 102. Be prepared to present 3 minute study of world dance style relevant to Global Citizenship. Dancer Auditions will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:30pm in GYM 104. Sign-in at 11:45am in GYM 104. All dancers must be warmed up and wear appropriate black-on-black dancewear. Please see www.smc.edu/dance for additional information.

DANCE 62, Fundamentals of Choreography 3    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.

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 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.

4127   6:00p-9:05p T   PAC 102   Wolin-Tupas R L

Above 4127 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.

1706   Arrange-4 Hours    GYM 100A   Lee J Y

1707   Arrange-4 Hours    GYM 100A   Susilowati S

   Arrange-Time        Ramirez R V

DANCE 88A, Independent Studies in Dance    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1708   Arrange-1 Hour    GYM 222   Douglas Judith G

DANCE 88B, Independent Studies in Dance    2 units

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1709   Arrange-2 Hours    GYM 222   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.

1710   Arrange-4 Hours    GYM 222   Douglas Judith G

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