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Dance

Students Enrolled in Dance classes are required to purchase tickets for and attend a performance of both Synapse (Nov. 4 & 5, 2017) and Global Motion (Nov. 17 & 18, 2017) 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.

1810 8:00a-10:05a TTh CPC 314 Aybay Owens S

1811 2:15p-3:35p MW PAC 102 Wolin-Tupas R L
Above 1811 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 11, Beginning Hip Hop Dance 2 units

Transfer: UC (pending), CSU

This introductory course will explore fundamental techniques of hip hop dance. Attention is placed on basic syncopation, isolations and rhythms with an emphasis on musicality, strength, flexibility and coordination. Improvisation or "freestyling" is introduced to develop the individual expression and style indigenous to the form. Critical analysis of hip hop choreography and an appreciation of hip hop dance including its cultural significance, history and origins as an art form are emphasized. Written assignments and attendance at Dance Department concerts are required.

3515 2:00p-4:05p MW CPC 314 Jordan A N

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.

1812 9:30a-10:50a MW CPC 314 Zee S L

DANCE 18, Intermediate Tap 1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 17 or Equivalent Experience.

This course presents a more in depth look at tap technique and styles. Students learn intermediate steps and techniques with a focus on more complex syncopated rhythms, tonal clarity and speed. Different musical styles will be introduced relating rhythms, time signatures, and musical structures to tap styles. Students will study historical tap dance figures, current trends, choreographic ideas and improvisation.

1813 9:30a-10:50a MW CPC 314 Zee S L

DANCE 20, World Dance Survey 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None.

Both dance majors and non-majors learn specific world 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 World Dance Performance Course (Dance 57A).

Students may select either Middle Eastern/East Indian Dance or Salsa Dance. See specific course section listings.

NEW 3540 11:00a-1:05p MW CPC 314 Canellias L M
Above section 3540 teaches Latin American Salsa Dance and prepares students for Dance 57A, part of the Dance major.

NEW 3589 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 252 Gonzalez G

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 21 serves as preparation for Dance 57A, the Global Motion performance class.

1815 11:15a-1:20p MW CPC 310 Susilowati S
Above section 1815 teaches dance from the Pacific Rim, Tahitian and Indonesian dance techniques and culture, and prepares students for Dance 57A, part of the Dance major.

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 Global Motion World Dance Company performance classes (Dance 57A and Dance 57B).

1816 4:00p-6:05p MW CPC 308 Ramirez R V
Above section 1816 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program. Above section prepares students for Dance 57A, part of the Dance major.

DANCE 23, Intermediate Mexican Dance 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 22 or Equivalent Experience.

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 religion, music, art, and popular styles. Dance technique topics include: placement, intermediate level footwork, rhythm patterns, intermediate level dances and choreography. The dance techniques learned will serve as preparation for the Global Motion World Dance Company performance courses (Dance 57A and Dance 57B).

1817 4:00p-6:05p MW CPC 308 Ramirez R V
Above section 1817 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program. Above section prepares students for Dance 57A, part of the Dance major.

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.

1818 12:30p-2:30p TTh CPC 314 Ocampo C
Above section 1818 teaches traditional and contemporary dances of Spain and prepares students for Dance 57A, part of the Dance major.

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 Techninque.

Dance 25 serves as preparation for Dance 57A, the Global Motion performance class.

1819 4:15p-6:20p MW CPC 310 Jordan A N
Above section 1819 teaches dances of Africa and prepares students for Dance 57A, part of the Dance major. Above section is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Black Collegians Program.

DANCE 29, Middle Eastern/North African Dance 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces students to the movement, music, and costumes of Middle Eastern/North African Dance. In this course students will examine historic culture and modern developments in this dance genre. Students will study the origins of Middle Eastern/North African dance techniques, rhythms, and terminology.

1820 10:15a-12:20p MW CPC 304 Jesswein J N
Above section 1820 teaches Middle Eastern Belly Dance and prepares students for Dance 57A, part of the Dance major.

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, coordination and flexibility will be included in each class.

1821 8:00a-9:20a MW CPC 308 Van Wormer V M

NEW 3529 8:00a-9:20a TTh CPC 304 Van Wormer V M

1822 12:30p-1:50p TTh CPC 308 Mitchell C S

4129 7:45p-9:05p TTh CPC 310 Molnar Cy A

DANCE 32, Ballet 2 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 31 or Equivalent Experience.

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.

1824 10:15a-12:20p TTh CPC 308 Mitchell C S

1825 12:45p-2:45p MW CPC 304 Mitchell C S

DANCE 33, Ballet 3 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 32 or Equivalent Experience.

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.

1826 10:15a-12:20p MWF CPC 308 Mitchell C S
Above section 1826 is intended for but not limited to dance majors.

DANCE 34, Ballet 4 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 33 or Equivalent Experience.

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 dance kinesiology and injury prevention as well as prepare the dancer for stage performance experience. This class is intended for dance majors.

1827 10:15a-12:20p MWF CPC 308 Mitchell C S
Above section 1827 is intended for but not limited to dance majors

DANCE 35, Ballet 5 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 34 or Equivalent Experience.

This course is designed for the students with a sound understanding and mastery of ballet technique at an intermediate/advanced level of ability. 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. Study of kinesiology and injury prevention will be included as well as preparation for stage performance experience. This class is intended for dance majors.

1828 12:30p-2:35p MWF CPC 308 Van Wormer V M
Above section 1828 is intended for but not limited to dance majors

DANCE 36, Ballet 6 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 35 or Equivalent Experience.

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.

1829 12:30p-2:35p MWF CPC 308 Lee J Y
Above section 1829 is intended for but not limited to dance majors

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.

1830 8:00a-9:20a TTh CPC 310 Bender M M

1831 12:30p-1:50p TTh CPC 310 McDonald K E

DANCE 42, Contemporary Modern Dance 2 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 41 or Equivalent Experience.

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.

1832 8:00a-10:05a MW CPC 304 Aybay Owens S

1833 10:15a-12:20p TTh CPC 310 McDonald K E

DANCE 43, Contemporary Modern Dance 3 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 42 or Equivalent Experience.

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.

1834 12:30p-2:35p TThF CPC 304 Tomasic M T
Above section 1834 is intended for advanced dancers.

DANCE 44, Contemporary Modern Dance 4 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 43 or Equivalent Experience.

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.

1835 12:30p-2:35p TThF CPC 304 Tomasic M T
Above section 1835 is intended for advanced dancers.

DANCE 45, Contemporary Modern Dance 5 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 44 or Equivalent Experience.

This course is an intermediate-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 class is intended for dance majors.

1836 10:15a-12:20p TThF CPC 304 Van Wormer V M
Above section 1836 is intended for advanced dancers.

DANCE 46, Contemporary Modern Dance 6 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 45 or Equivalent Experience.

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.

1837 10:15a-12:20p TThF CPC 304 Van Wormer V M

DANCE 55A, Dance Performance – Modern 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Audition required.

Corequisite: Any Ballet or Modern Dance Course (Dance 31-36, 41-46).

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.

1838 3:00p-7:30p T CPC 308 Lee J Y

3:00p-7:30p Th CPC 310 Tomasic M T
Above section 1838 requires an audition. Student choreographer auditions will be held Tuesday, Aug 29 at 3:00pm (sign in 2:30pm) in CPC 310. Be prepared to present two minutes of live dance material. Dancer auditions will be held on Thursday, Aug 31 at 3:00pm (sign in 2:30pm) in CPC 310. Dance auditions will begin at 3:00pm. All dancers must be warmed up and wear appropriate black on black dancewear. Visit www.smc.edu/dance for further information.

DANCE 57A, World Dance Performance 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Audition required.

Corequisite: Any Ballet, World, or Modern Dance Course (Dance 21-36, 41-46).

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.

4130 6:35p-9:40p MW CPC 304 Ramirez R V

3:00p-5:50p F CPC 304 Susilowati S
Above section 4130 requires an audition. Student choreographer auditions will be held on Friday, Sept 1 at 3:00pm (sign in at 2:30 pm) in CPC 310. Be prepared to present two minutes of live dance material. Dancer auditions will beheld on Wednesday, Sept 6 at 6:30pm (sign in at 6:00 pm) in CPC 310. All dancers must be warmed up and wear appropriate black on black dancewear. Visit www.smc.edu/dance for further information

DANCE 59A, Dance Performance – Ballet 3 units

Transfer: CSU, UC* Prerequisite: Audition required.

Corequisite: Any Ballet Course (Dance 31-38).

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

This course offers performance experience as a ballet dance company. Students audition, rehearse, and perform ballet. Students work with professional choreographers.

1839 4:00p-5:50p MTWThF WST BLLT Jesswein J N

2:00p-4:30p Sat WST BLLT Walker C Y
Above section 1839 meets for 13 weeks, Sep 05 to Dec 02.

DANCE 60, Fundamentals of Choreography I 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course explores the process of using movement to give outward expression of inner sensations and feelings. It includes techniques of releasing tensions, developing, imagery, improvisation, and discussion of aesthetic concepts.

1840 3:00p-4:20p MW CPC 304 Van Wormer V M

DANCE 61, Fundamentals of Choreography 2 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Dance 60 or Equivalent Experience.

This course is a continuation of Dance 60, further developing creative process and authentic movement. Emphasis is placed on the forming process, as well as developing and refining movement material. Individual studies and group improvisations are included.

1841 3:00p-4:20p MW CPC 304 Van Wormer V M

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.

1842 Arrange-4 Hours Tomasic M T

Arrange-4 Hours Lee J Y

1843 Arrange-4 Hours Susilowati S

Arrange-4 Hours Ramirez R V

DANCE 75, The Teaching of Dance for Children 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course, the study of developmentally appropriate creative movement experiences for children, gives students methods to guide creativity in the pre-K and elementary classroom and to develop dance lessons tied to specific subject areas. Students gain knowledge of the movement aspect of child development and how to use creative dance to research and teach subject matter across the pre- K and elementary curriculum. It covers the role of movement in developing children’s physical, motor, emotional, and cognitive skills, and includes workshops and field experience in planning and implementing appropriate creative experiences with young children.

Dance 75 and ECE 75 are the same course. Students may receive credit for one but not both.

NEW 3654 9:00a-12:20p Sat PAC 102 Wolin-Tupas R L
Above section 3654 meets for 15 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 16, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

4131 5:15p-8:20p W CPC 304 Staff

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4132 6:30p-9:35p W PAC 102 Wolin-Tupas R L
Above 4132 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

DANCE 88A, Independent Studies in Dance 1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1844 Arrange-1 Hour Douglas Judith G

1845 Arrange-1 Hour Lee J Y

1846 Arrange-1 Hour Tomasic M T

DANCE 88B, Independent Studies in Dance 2 units

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1847 Arrange-2 Hours Douglas Judith G

1848 Arrange-2 Hours Lee J Y

1849 Arrange-2 Hours Tomasic M T

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.

1850 Arrange-4 Hours Douglas Judith G

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