Dance (DANS)

DANS-101 0.5-1.5 Units Muscle and Tension Release Techniques

18-54 hours activity; 18-54 hours total

This course teaches the athlete/ dancer / mover the proper maintenance of the body to ensure longevity and greater movement ability. Emphasis will be on foam roller techniques (self myofascial release) and stretching techniques but will cover general performance recovery topics and may incorporate other mind-body modalities. Cross-listed with PHYE-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-126 1-1.5 Units Cardio Salsa

18-54 hours activity; 18-54 hours total

Cardio Salsa is a course that combines Salsa and other Latin dance movement, rhythm and steps in an aerobic format as a fun and exhilarating way to increase cardiovascular and overall fitness.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-128 1-1.5 Units Salsa and Latin Social Dance I

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This is a dance class focusing on basic level Salsa and other Latin social partnering dances. Partners will be rotated between fellow students. The origins of each Latin dance style will be studied.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-128B 1-1.5 Units Salsa & Latin Social Dance II

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Basic Salsa and Latin Dance forms experience.

Level II of the Salsa and Latin Dance forms class. Students will advance their basic skills to incorporate dynamic intermediate techniques, more advanced rhythmic ability and add individualized self-expression within the techniques. History of dance forms incorporated.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-128D 1-1.5 Units Salsa & Latin Dance Teaching Assistant

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Course allows the advanced dance student to experience basic social dance pedagogy.

Transfers to CSU only

DANS-132 1-1.5 Units Introduction to Dance

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This is a survey dance class introducing a variety of dance styles: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Contemporary/Hip Hop. A general history of each style will be examined.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-133 1-1.5 Units Barre Fitness

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This is a course combining ballet barre techniques, core strength and stabilization, flexibility and conditioning techniques that help to improve the dance technique for dancers of any dance genre. Floor and barre' exercises are designed to enhance the dancer's agility, technique and overall fitness. Exercises and concepts presented in this course will enhance the performance skills of any student or athlete.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-134 1-1.5 Units Ballet Level I

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

The Ballet level I course introduces the first time ballet student to the history of ballet, the introductory vocabulary, foot and arm positioning, proper alignment, and basic barre, center and locomotor ballet movements.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-134B 1-1.5 Units Ballet II

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Previous basic ballet experience.

The Level II Ballet course utilizes and builds on the technique, vocabulary, structure and historical information from the Ballet Basics course. Students will continue to accrue technique and increase their ballet vocabulary and learn level one combinations at the barre', in center floor, and in traveling combinations.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-134D 1-1.5 Units Ballet Teaching Assistant

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of DANS-134B or higher with minimum grade of B and/or demonstrated intermediate or advanced level ballet technique.

Course allows the advanced Ballet student to experience basic ballet dance pedagogy.

Transfers to CSU only

DANS-135 1-1.5 Units Street Jazz (Beginning Hip Hop)

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Street Jazz/Beginning Hip Hop is an entry level exploration of current dance phenomena: Street Jazz. Street Jazz is hybrid dance form combining Jazz, Breaking, Funk, Party and other street dances. The class is taught from classic Jazz dance parameters for warm-up and entry level technique but adapted for the stylization of contemporary mainstream street dance. Course includes historical investigation of contributing dance forms and contemporary cultural relevance.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-135D 1-1.5 Units Street Jazz (Beg. Hip Hop) Teach Assist

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of DANS-135 with a minimum grade of B.

Course allows the more advanced Street Jazz/Hip-Hop student to experience basic dance pedagogy.

Transfers to CSU only

DANS-136 1-1.5 Units Jazz Dance I

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Jazz Dance I focuses on entry level techniques, vocabulary, center floor stretches, isolated movements, and combinations with different rhythmic patterns. Origins of Jazz Dance in America discussed.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-136B 1-1.5 Units Jazz Dance II

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Level II Jazz dance course is for advanced beginner and intermediate level jazz dancers. Class builds on dance level I techniques, center floor stretches, and movement and adds small choreographic assignments and level II floor work. This course explores important historical and contemporary figures in Jazz dance.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-136D 1-1.5 Units Jazz Dance Teaching Assistant

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of DANS-136B with a minimum grade of B.

Course allows the advanced Jazz dance student to experience basic Jazz dance pedagogy.

Transfers to CSU only

DANS-137 1-1.5 Units Tap Dance

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Beginning tap dance focuses on the history and terminology of tap; singles and doubles sound techniques; stretching techniques at the barre; and techniques away from the barre such as hop, leap, ball change and grapevine. Intermediate tap moves to combinations such as waltz, clog, and breaks which use different rhythms. Advanced tap builds on the skills learned in the first two levels. This course is repeatable for credit three times.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-138 1-1.5 Units Modern Dance Level I

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Modern Dance is a creative movement class with an emphasis on rhythmic movements, isolated movements, free expression and improvisation. This course will introduce the elemental concepts (space, time, force). Emphasis on alignment, conditioning, elementary and traditional technique.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-138B 1-1.5 Units Modern Dance II

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Basic level modern dance experience.

The level II Modern Dance course builds on the concepts, principles and techniques of the Level I Modern dance course. Students will advance their technical acuity, learn elementary improvisational techniques and begin to craft movement combinations. Students will begin to define the modern dance experience as "dance-as-self expression".

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-138D 1-1.5 Units Modern Dance Teaching Assistant

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of DANS-138B with a minimum grade of B.

Course allows the advanced modern dance student to experience basic modern dance pedagogy.

Transfers to CSU only

DANS-140 1-1.5 Units Dance Production

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Student should be concurrently enrolled in a Main Campus or Upper Valley Campus dance technique course.

This course is an introduction to dance production and performance. It covers basic costuming, makeup, rehearsing and performing. Basic theater and stage terminology and etiquette are introduced. Students will participate in a faculty-choreographed dance production.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-140C 0.5-1 Units Repertory Dance Company

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Repertory Dance Production is a course with an emphasis on experiential learning from participation in the staging, rehearsing and performing of choreographic repertory works from established choreographers. Emphasis on traditional stage performance and community outreach performances. Audition may be required.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-141 0.5-1.5 Units Dance Production - B

18-54 hours activity; 18-54 hours total

This course is offered Fall and provides students with the proper production knowledge and skills, and the proper venue, to produce a dance show using all-student generated choreography.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-142 2 Units Choreography

72 hours activity; 72 hours total

This course is an introduction to dance composition skills. It views elements of dance from a choreographic perspective. Course addresses space, time, rhythm, form, phrasing, style and content. Students are required to create choreographic studies for critique and analysis.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-154 1-1.5 Units Mat Pilates

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Course will introduce students to the basic principles and mat exercises to develop strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and proper alignment. Cross-listed with PHYE-154.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-154B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Pilates

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Intermediate course based on the work of Joseph H. Pilates with an emphasis on exercises for improved body alignment, strength and flexibility. This course will include intermediate-level mat work using mats, rings and foam rollers. Students will create a personalized Pilates Mat session. Cross-listed with PHYE-154B.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-160 3 Units Dance Appreciation

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course allows the student to critically analyze and appraise dance as an art form, cultural expression, physical activity, potential profession or academic pursuit (such as Anthropology of Dance). Course will discuss the varying cultural relevance of dance, the role of dance to the individual and its importance in contemporary and historical society.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DANS-199 1-3 Units Dance Independent Study

18-54 hours lecture; 18-54 hours total

Independent Study course for students interested in specialized reading, research, or projects that deal with an acceptable topic in dance.

Not transferable