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Dance: Appreciation and History

See also “Dance: Technique and Performance”

These courses are presented in a lecture format. These are not movement classes. Please see Dance: Technique and Performance courses.

Students Enrolled in Dance classes are required to purchase tickets for and attend a performance of both Synapse (May 4 or 5, 2018) and Global Motion (May 18 or 19, 2018) at the Broad Stage. For more information, see

DANCE 2, Dance in American Culture 3 units

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

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.

Course Number:1246 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:CPC 104 Instructor:González 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.

Course Number:1247 Time:2:45 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:CPC 104 Instructor:Wolin-Tupas R L

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