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Dance: Technique and Performance

See also “Dance: Appreciation and History”

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.

Course Number:1248 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:CPC 314 Instructor:Jordan A N

DANCE 15, Intermediate Modern Jazz 1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: 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 expression. Written assignments on American jazz icons and attendance at the Dance concerts are required.

Course Number:1249 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:CPC 314 Instructor:Jordan A N

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.

Course Number:1250 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:CPC 308 Instructor:Molnar Cy A

Course Number:4018 Time:6 p.m.-9 p.m. TWTh Location:CPC 310 Instructor:Jordan A N

DANCE 32, Ballet 2 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: 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.

Course Number:  Time:10:15 a.m.-12:25 p.m. MTWThF Location:CPC 308 Instructor:Douglas Judith G

DANCE 33, Ballet 3 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: 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.

Course Number:1252 Time:11:45 a.m.-3:05 p.m. MTWThF Location:CPC 308 Instructor:Molnar Cy A

DANCE 34, Ballet 4 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: 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.

Course Number:1253 Time:11:45 a.m.-3:05 p.m. MTWThF Location:CPC 308 Instructor:Molnar Cy A

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.

Course Number:1254 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:CPC 314 Instructor:Wolin-Tupas R L

DANCE 43, Contemporary Modern Dance 3 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: 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.

Course Number:1255 Time:8 a.m.-11:20 a.m. MTWThF Location:CPC 310 Instructor:Aybay Owens S

DANCE 44, Contemporary Modern Dance 4 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: 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.

Course Number:1256 Time:8 a.m.-11:20 a.m. MTWThF Location:CPC 310 Instructor:Aybay Owens S

DANCE 57B, Repertory World Dance 1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: Audition required. Advisory: Any Ballet, World, or Modern Dance Course (Dance 21-36, 41-46).

This course offers students the opportunity to perform different world dance styles in repertory in a community outreach program. Dance majors perform works in new and varied settings to a variety of audiences and encourage and inform high school students who are potential college dance majors. Recommended dance experience in Dance 15, 16, 21-25, 27, 29, 33-36, 43-46.

Course Number:4019 Time:5 p.m.-9 p.m. TWTh Location:CPC 304 Instructor:Ramirez R V

Course Number:  Time:5 p.m.-9 p.m. TWTh Location:CPC 304 Instructor:Susilowati S Student choreographers audition June 19, 2018 at 5 p.m. Come prepared with a short study of work. Dancers audition June 29, 2018. 4 p.m. sign-in, 5 p.m. technique audition. All dancers wear black on black dancewear. For more info contact ramirez_raquel@smc.edu.

DANCE 88A, Independent Studies in Dance 1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

Course Number:1257 Time:Arrange-3 Hours Location: Instructor:Douglas Judith G

DANCE 90A, Dance Internship 1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Internships” section.

Course Number:1258 Time:Arrange-12 Hours Location: Instructor:Douglas Judith G

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