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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 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

DANCE 2, Dance in American Culture    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 3A (Arts)   •   Prerequisite: None.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course is a comparative and integrative study of world dance styles of the United States. Included is the study of Native American, European American, African American, Chicano/Latin American, and Asian American dance styles from their historical origins to the present. The study of dance traditions from both the technical and cultural perspective is presented in relation to social, theatrical and artistic dance. Observation and descriptive skills are learned through films, live performances and lectures.

1741   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 203   Gonzalez G

1742   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 105   Gonzalez G

NEW   3447   3:45p-5:15p TTh   HSS 105   Gonzalez G

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.

1743   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 165   Douglas Judith G

1744   3:45p-5:05p MW   CPC 104   Wolin-Tupas R L

4116   5:15p-6:35p MW   CPC 104   Wolin-Tupas R L

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