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

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.

1211   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   SCI 145   Wolin-Tupas R L

1723   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   SCI 151   Wolin-Tupas R L

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