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DANC 100 DANCE APPRECIATION (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Designed to give the student an overview of dance history. Beginning with classical era folk and ethnic dance, this course will survey the development of Modern, Ballet, Jazz and other dance forms. Focusing largely on the 20th Century, students will read, write and watch videos to form an overview of the history of dance and the historical events that influenced the major choreographers of the 20th Century. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C1).

DANC 100 DANCE APPRECIATION (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Designed to give the student an overview of dance history. Beginning with classical era folk and ethnic dance, this course will survey the development of Modern, Ballet, Jazz and other dance forms. Focusing largely on the 20th Century, students will read, write and watch videos to form an overview of the history of dance and the historical events that influenced the major choreographers of the 20th Century. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C1).

DANC 121.1 MODERN DANCE I (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Beginning level instruction in the Contemporary Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to choreograph and perform a modern dance by the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 121.1 MODERN DANCE I (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Beginning level instruction in the Contemporary Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to choreograph and perform a modern dance by the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 121.2 MODERN DANCE II (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Intermediate level instruction in the Contemporary Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to choreograph and perform a modern dance by the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 121.2 MODERN DANCE II (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Intermediate level instruction in the Contemporary Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to choreograph and perform a modern dance by the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 121.3 MODERN DANCE III (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Advanced intermediate level instruction in the Contemporary Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to choreograph and perform a modern dance by the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 121.3 MODERN DANCE III (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Advanced intermediate level instruction in the Contemporary Modern Dance style, including warm-up and floor movement with an emphasis on proper techniques, creativity, style and self expression. Students will learn short dance phrases and will be expected to choreograph and perform a modern dance by the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 140.1 BALLET I

Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: 48-54 lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Beginning barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students learn a variety of dance phrases and are expected to perform a ballet dance at the end of the semester. Transfer: CSU: E2, UC.

DANC 140.1 BALLET I

Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: 48-54 lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Beginning barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students learn a variety of dance phrases and are expected to perform a ballet dance at the end of the semester. Transfer: CSU: E2, UC.

DANC 140.2 BALLET II (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Intermediate barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students will learn a variety of dance phrases and will be expected to perform a ballet dance at the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 140.2 BALLET II (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Intermediate barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students will learn a variety of dance phrases and will be expected to perform a ballet dance at the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 140.3 BALLET III (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Advanced intermediate barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students will learn a variety of dance phrases and will be expected to perform a ballet dance at the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 140.3 BALLET III (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

Advanced intermediate barre, floor technique and movement fundamentals with emphasis on body control, form and special patterns. Students will learn a variety of dance phrases and will be expected to perform a ballet dance at the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 151.1 SOCIAL DANCE I (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

This is an introductory Social Dance course geared to beginners and taught with an emphasis on the social aspects of dance. The basics of several dance styles are taught, with attention paid to footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 151.1 SOCIAL DANCE I (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

This is an introductory Social Dance course geared to beginners and taught with an emphasis on the social aspects of dance. The basics of several dance styles are taught, with attention paid to footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 151.2 SOCIAL DANCE II (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

This Social Dance course is taught with an emphasis on the social aspects of dance. The basics of several dance styles are emphasized, with attention paid to footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 151.2 SOCIAL DANCE II (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

This Social Dance course is taught with an emphasis on the social aspects of dance. The basics of several dance styles are emphasized, with attention paid to footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 151.3 SOCIAL DANCE III (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

This Social Dance course is taught with an emphasis on the social aspects of dance. The basics of several dance styles are emphasized, with attention paid to footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 151.3 SOCIAL DANCE III (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

This Social Dance course is taught with an emphasis on the social aspects of dance. The basics of several dance styles are emphasized, with attention paid to footwork, posture, and the arts of leading, following, and co-creating a dance. Each semester dances are selected from the following list: East Coast Swing, Slow Waltz, Cha cha, Night Club Two- Step, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa. Partners are not required; no prior experience needed. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 152.1 CUBAN ROOTS OF SALSA I (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

A beginning level course designed to teach the fundamentals of Cuban popular dances, including Danzon, Son, Cha cha cha, Son Montuno, and Salsa Cubana. With African and European influences, these dances are the conscience of modern day Salsa. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 152.1 CUBAN ROOTS OF SALSA I (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

A beginning level course designed to teach the fundamentals of Cuban popular dances, including Danzon, Son, Cha cha cha, Son Montuno, and Salsa Cubana. With African and European influences, these dances are the conscience of modern day Salsa. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 152.2 CUBAN ROOTS OF SALSA II (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

An intermediate level course designed to teach the fundamentals of Cuban popular dances, including Danzon, Son, Cha cha cha, Son Montuno, and Salsa Cubana. With African and European influences, these dances are the conscience of modern day Salsa. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 152.2 CUBAN ROOTS OF SALSA II (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24, 48, 72 or 96 lab hours/semester.

An intermediate level course designed to teach the fundamentals of Cuban popular dances, including Danzon, Son, Cha cha cha, Son Montuno, and Salsa Cubana. With African and European influences, these dances are the conscience of modern day Salsa. Transfer credit: CSU (E2).

DANC 161 TANGO ARGENTINO (.5 or 1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 or 48 lab hours/semester.

Designed to introduce students to the essence of Argentine tango (the dance of love) as well as basic improvisational skills. Viewing tango as a language, students will develop musicality and focus on the connection between partners in order to dance confidently in social settings around the world. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E2).

DANC 161 TANGO ARGENTINO (.5 or 1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 or 48 lab hours/semester.

Designed to introduce students to the essence of Argentine tango (the dance of love) as well as basic improvisational skills. Viewing tango as a language, students will develop musicality and focus on the connection between partners in order to dance confidently in social settings around the world. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E2).

DANC 162 TANGO MILONGA (.5 or 1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 or 48 lab hours/semester. Recommended: DANC 161 or equivalent.

Students will learn more advanced steps which are recognizable from professional tango productions. Tango students will be introduced to Milonga, an Argentine dance which is the precursor to the tango. Viewing tango and Milonga as a language, students will develop musicality and focus on the connection between partners in order to dance confidently in social settings. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E2).

DANC 162 TANGO MILONGA (.5 or 1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 or 48 lab hours/semester. Recommended: DANC 161 or equivalent.

Students will learn more advanced steps which are recognizable from professional tango productions. Tango students will be introduced to Milonga, an Argentine dance which is the precursor to the tango. Viewing tango and Milonga as a language, students will develop musicality and focus on the connection between partners in order to dance confidently in social settings. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E2).

DANC 164 TANGO DE LA CONFITERIA (.5 or 1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 or 48 lab hours/semester. Recommended: DANC 161 or equivalent and two years of tango study.

Designed to strip tango down to its joyful essence, with many of the most fun steps of Buenos Aires from the past and today. Focus is on connecting with one’s partner, dancing rhythmically, and feeling harmonious and happy in one’s body, with one’s partner, and with the music. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E2).

DANC 164 TANGO DE LA CONFITERIA (.5 or 1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 or 48 lab hours/semester. Recommended: DANC 161 or equivalent and two years of tango study.

Designed to strip tango down to its joyful essence, with many of the most fun steps of Buenos Aires from the past and today. Focus is on connecting with one’s partner, dancing rhythmically, and feeling harmonious and happy in one’s body, with one’s partner, and with the music. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E2).