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Dance

Students enrolled in Dance classes are required to purchase tickets for and attend a performance of both Global Motion (May 26 & 27) and Synapse (Jun 3 & 4) 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.

1745   8:00a-10:05a TTh   CPC 310   Aybay Owens S

DANCE 14, Beginning Modern Jazz Dance    1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

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.

1746   8:00a-9:20a TTh   CPC 304   Smyth L A

DANCE 15, Intermediate Modern Jazz    1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   Prerequisite: Dance 14 or Equivalent Experience.

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.

1747   8:00a-9:20a TTh   CPC 304   Smyth L A

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.

1748   12:45p-2:05p TTh   CPC 314   Pennington A R

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.

1749   12:45p-2:05p TTh   CPC 314   Pennington A R

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.

1750   1:30p-3:35p MW   CPC 314   Canellias L M
Above section 1750 teaches Latin American Salsa dance technique.

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.

1751   11:15a-1:20p M   CPC 314   Susilowati S

   11:15a-1:20p W   CPC 314   Ceballos Be A

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).

1752   4:00p-6:05p MW   CPC 314   Ramirez R V
Above section 1752 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

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).

1753   4:00p-6:05p MW   CPC 314   Ramirez R V
Above section 1753 is recommended but not restricted to the students in 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.

1754   2:15p-4:20p TTh   CPC 314   Ocampo C
Above section 1754 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

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.

1755   4:15p-6:20p MW   CPC 310   Jordan A N
Above section 1755 is recommended but not restricted to the students in 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, coordination and flexibility will be included in each class.

1756   8:00a-9:20a MW   CPC 308   Molnar Cy A

1757   10:15a-11:35a MW   CPC 310   Van Wormer V M

1758   12:30p-1:50p TTh   CPC 308   Mitchell C S

4117   5:15p-6:35p TTh   PAC 102   Richards C R
Above 4117 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

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.

1759   10:15a-12:20p TTh   CPC 308   Mitchell C S

1760   12:30p-2:35p MW   CPC 310   Van Wormer V M

4118   7:30p-9:35p TTh   CPC 308   Richards C R

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.

1761   10:15a-12:20p MWF   CPC 308   Mitchell C S
Above section 1761 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.

1762   10:15a-12:20p MWF   CPC 308   Mitchell C S
Above section 1762 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.

1763   12:30p-2:35p MWF   CPC 308   Mitchell C S
Above section 1763 is intended for advanced ballet dancers and 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.

1764   12:30p-2:35p MWF   CPC 308   Mitchell C S
Above section 1764 is intended for advanced level ballet dancers and 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.

1765   8:00a-9:20a MW   CPC 304   Aybay Owens S

1766   10:15a-11:35a TTh   CPC 310   McDonald K E

1767   12:30p-1:50p MW   PAC 102   Bender M M
Above 1767 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1768   2:45p-4:05p MW   CPC 308   Jordan A N

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.

1769   9:30a-11:35a MW   CPC 304   Van Wormer V M

1770   12:30p-2:35p 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.

1771   12:35p-2:40p TThF   CPC 304   Tomasic M T
Above section 1771 is intended for the serious dancer and dance major.

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.

1772   12:35p-2:40p TThF   CPC 304   Tomasic M T
Above section 1772 is intended for the serious dancer and dance major.

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.

1773   10:15a-12:20p TThF   CPC 304   Van Wormer V M
Above section 1773 is intended for the advanced level modern dancer and dance major.

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.

1774   10:15a-12:20p TThF   CPC 304   Van Wormer V M
Above section 1774 is intended for the advanced level modern dancer and dance major.

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.

1775   3:00p-7:30p TTh   CPC 310   Tomasic M T

Above section 1775 is by audition. Student choreographer auditions will be held on Thursday, Feb 16, in CPC 310 with sign-in at 2:30pm. Choreographer auditions begin at 3:00pm. Be prepared to present 2 minutes of live dance material. Dancer auditions will be held on Tuesday, Feb 21, in CPC 310 with sign in at 2:00pm. Dancer 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.

4119   6:30p-9:30p MW   CPC 310   Ramirez R V

   3:00p-6:00p F   CPC 310   Susilowati S

Above section 4119 is by audition. Student choreographer auditions will be held on Fri, Feb 17, in CPC 316. Sign in at 3:00pm, audition at 3:30pm. Be prepared to present 2 minutes of live dance material. Dancers 1st audition will be held on Wed, Feb 22, in CPC 310. Sign-in at 5:00pm and auditions are at 6:30pm. Dancers 2nd audition will be on Fri, Feb 24, at 2:30pm 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 62, Fundamentals of Choreography 3    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   Prerequisite: 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.

1776   3:00p-5:05p MW   CPC 304   Van Wormer V M

DANCE 63, Fundamentals of Choreography 4    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   Prerequisite: Dance 62 or Equivalent Experience.

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.

1777   3:00p-5:05p 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.

1778   Arrange-4 Hours        Tomasic M T

1779   Arrange-4 Hours        Susilowati S

   Arrange-4 Hours        Ramirez R V

DANCE 88A, Independent Studies in Dance    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1780   Arrange-1 Hour        Tomasic M T

1781   Arrange-1 Hour        Douglas Judith G

DANCE 88B, Independent Studies in Dance    2 units

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1782   Arrange-2 Hours        Douglas Judith G

1783   Arrange-2 Hours        Tomasic M T

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