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Students enrolled in Dance History and Appreciation courses are required to purchase tickets for and attend both the Synapse Dance Theatre production and Global Motion at the Broad Stage. For more information see www.smc.edu/dance.

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.

1083   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 102   Richards C R

   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

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.

1084   12:45p-3:45p MTWTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

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.

1085   12:45p-3:45p MTWTh   GYM 102   Molnar Cy A

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.

1086   12:45p-2:50p MTWTh   GYM 104   Jean C A

   12:45p-2:50p MTWTh   GYM 104   Aybay Owens S

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.

1087   8:00a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 104   McDonald K E

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.

1088   8:00a-12:20p MTWTh   GYM 104   McDonald K E

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