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Students enrolled in Dance courses are required to purchase tickets for and attend dance productions. For more information see www.smc.edu/dance.

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.

1213   3:00p-6:00p MTWTh   GYM 102   Jordan A N

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.

1722   3:00p-3:45p MTWTh   GYM 4   Pallais K S

   4:00p-6:00p MTWTh   GYM 104   Pallais K S

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.

NEW 1736   3:00p-3:45p MTWTh   GYM 4   Pallais K S

   4:00p-6:00p MTWTh   GYM 104   Pallais K S

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.

1214   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

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.

1215   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   GYM 104   Richards C R

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 intermediate level. Dance 33 is taught in the classically accepted manner of learning ballet technique. Exercises at the barre and centre will incorporate combinations of movements practiced to various musical rhythms and dynamics. This course facilitates students learning of other dance styles, and prepares the dancer for stage performance experience. This class is intended for dance majors.

1216   10:15a-12:25p MTWThF   GYM 102   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.

1217   10:15a-12:25p MTWThF   GYM 102   Richards C R

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.

1218   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   GYM 102   Jordan A N

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.

1219   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 104   Jean C A

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.

1220   12:30p-3:50p MTWThF   GYM 104   McDonald K E

   12:30p-3:50p MTWThF   GYM 104   Aybay Owens S

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.

1221   12:30p-3:50p MTWThF   GYM 104   McDonald K E

   12:30p-3:50p MTWThF   GYM 104   Aybay Owens S

DANCE 55B, Dance Repertory – Modern    1 unit

Transfer: UC*, CSU • Prerequisite: Audition required.

   •   Corequisite: Dance 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, or 46. • Advisory: Dance 60 or 61.

*Maximum UC credit for Dance 55B and Dance 59A is 4 units.

This course offers students the opportunity to perform modern dance in repertory. Dance majors perform works in new and varied settings to a variety of audiences including the Jazz Music Series, Studio Stage Concerts, and community performances.

4021   6:30p-9:30p MTWTh   GYM 104   Tomasic M T

This course will audition and rehearse dancers for the musical “Locals Only” in October at the Broad Stage. All dancers must attend performance meetings June 23 & 24 for instructions and information. Auditions will be held June 25; all dancers must sign in at 5:30 PM.

DANCE 57B, Repertory Ethnic Dance    1 unit

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

This course offers students the opportunity to perform different ethnic dance styles in repertory in a community outreach program. Dance majors perform works in new and varied settings to a variety of audiences and encourage and inform high school students who are potential college dance majors. Recommended dance experience in Dance 15, 16, 21-25, 27, 29, 33-36, 43-46.

4022   6:30p-9:30p MTWTh   GYM 102   Ramirez R V

   6:30p-9:30p MTWTh   GYM 102   Susilowati S

This course will audition and rehearse dancers for world performances in Beijing and Shanghai, China in July. All dancers must attend performance meetings June 23 & 24 for instructions and information. Auditions will be held June 25; all dancers must sign in at 5:30 PM.

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