The following 2 classes do not meet the physical education requirement

  • Child Development 158
  • Dance 158

Dance classes may be taken four (4) times; a maxi­mum of six (6) units may be earned in any one course. All classes are coeducational unless otherwise noted.

Dance 100 SURVEY OF DANCE HISTORY -  3.0 Units
Dance 100 is a survey of dance forms created by western cultures and civiliza­tions. An introduction of the prehistory of dance and development of dance in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome is followed by an investigation of the history of dance in the western world through the Christian era into contemporary times. Elements relating to social dance, ethnic dance, court dance, ballet, modem dance, musical theater dance, jazz, and tap dance are included. Emphasis is placed on integrating the development of dance forms with the geographic, social, political, philosophical, and religious charac­teristics of these cultures.

  • Lecture 3.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 101 INTRODUCTION TO DANCE  -  1.5 Units
Dance 101 provides a variety of experiences in movement relative to the acquisition of concepts and skills necessary to develop a basic understanding of dance as a perform­ing art form.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 102 MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE HISTORY -  3.0 Units
Dance 102 is a survey of dance forms originating in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Armenia, the Levant and Turkey with emphasis placed on their practice and development during the 19th and 20th centuries.  An overview of Middle Eastern and Islamic values in relation to the body, gender, art and spirituality provides a context fir the examination of these dance forms and their relationship to the culture that created them.  Elements relating to social dance, gendered dance, spiritual dance, Raqs Sharqi ("Belly Dance"), and theatrical dance are included.  The role of cultural exchange and the migration of these forms on their develpoment is investigated.

  • Lecture 3.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 107 SURVEY OF DANCE TEACHING METHODOLOGY  -  3.0 Units
Dance 107 is a survey of dance teaching methodologies currently used in the dance industry.  An introduction of dance technique methodology and age appropriate dance pedagogy is followed by lesson planning, dance program development, and student evaluation process.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 101 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 110 BALLET TECHNIQUE I  - 2 Units
Dance 110 provides the student with practical experience in the traditional ballet techniques and styles. Through demonstration, exercise, and discussion the course emphasizes the development of the basic physical skills, ballet vocabu­lary, alignment, coordination, and mental discipline necessary to excel in all dance forms.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 111 BALLET TECHNIQUE II   -  2.0 Units
Dance 111 provides the students with practical experience in the traditional ballet techniques and styles on an intermediate level. Through exercise and discussion the course emphasizes further development of the physical skills, ballet vocabulary, alignment, coordination, and mental discipline necessary for intermediate performance skills.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 110 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 112 BALLET PERFORMANCE SKILLS  -  1.5 Units
Dance 112 provides the student with practical experience in performance skills and technical development. Emphasis is given to specific training methods and performance styles of historic ballet tradi­tions. 

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 111 or equivalent  (DANCE 111 may be taken concurrently.)
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 114 BALLET TECHNIQUE III  -  2.0 Units
Dance 111 provides the students with practical experience in the contemporary ballet techniques and styles on an advanced level. Through exercise and discussion the course emphasizes further development of the technical skills, performance skills, and audition techniques.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 110 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 115 MODERN/CONTEMPORARY DANCE I   - 2.0 Units
Dance 115 provides students with practical experience in the modern dance techniques and styles. Through demonstration, exer­cise, and discussion, the course empha­sizes the development of the basic physical skills, dance vocabulary, alignment, and coordination necessary to excel in various modern dance forms.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 116 MODERN/ CONTEMPORARY DANCE II  -  2.0 Units
Dance 116 provides an opportunity to extend the student's knowledge of modern dance technique. Through demonstra­tion, exercise, and discussion, the course emphasizes the development of greater technical detail and control of the body needed in advanced modern dance production.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 115 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 117 MODERN/ CONTEMPORARY DANCE III  -  2.0 Units
Dance 116 provides with practical experience in the contemporary/modern dance techniques and styles on an advanced level. Through exercise, and discussion, the course emphasizes further development of technical skills, performance skills, and audition skills.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 116 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 120 JAZZ TECHNIQUE I -  2.0 Units
Dance 120 provides the student with practical experience in jazz dance tech­niques and styles. Through demonstra­tion, exercise, and discussion the course emphasizes the development of the basic physical skills, dance vocabulary, align­ment, and coordination necessary to excel in various jazz dance forms.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 121 JAZZ TECHNIQUE II  -  2.0 Units
Dance 121 provides further opportunities to extend the student's knowledge of jazz dance, and to acquire techniques to meet the demands for dance in theater, film, and video today.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 120 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 122 JAZZ PERFORMANCE SKILLS  -  1.5 Units
Dance 122 provides the student with prac­tical experience in performance skills and more advanced technical development. Emphasis is given to specific performance values and rehearsal techniques neces­sary to meet the demands of current professional dance for theater, film, and television.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 121 or equivalent  (DANCE 121 may be taken concurrently.)
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 124 HIP-HOP  -  1.5 Units

Dance 124 provides students with practi­cal experience in current hip-hop tech­niques, such as popping, locking, and ticking. Through exercise and discussion the course emphasizes the development of coordination, strength, cardiovascular fitness, and rhythm necessary to meet the demands of high intensity perfor­mance skills in the popular street dancing trends. The students are also encouraged to develop individual interpretation and personal style indigenous to this dance form.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 125 TAP DANCE  -  1.5 Units
Dance 125 provides students with practical experience in basic tap dance techniques. Through discussion and movement, the course emphasizes the development of coordination, rhythm, and performance skills. Students learn tap dance combinations and dances. A brief history of the development of the tap dance medium is included.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 126 TAP DANCE II  -  1.5 Units
Dance 126 provides students with advanced, practical experience in tap dance techniques. Through discussion and movement, the course emphasizes the development of coordination, rhythm, and performance skills. Students learn advanced tap dance combinations and dances. .

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 125 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 127 SALSA I  -  1.5 Units
Dance 127 provides students with practi­cal experience in beginning salsa dance. Through discussion and movement, the course emphasizes the development of coordination, rhythm, and partnering skills. Students learn beginning salsa moves and patterns.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 128 MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE  -  1.5 Units
Dance 128 provides students with begin­ning level practical experience in Belly Dance and a selection of related ethnic dance forms originating in Armenia, Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Through discussion, study, and demon­stration of the movement vocabulary, the development of basic technical and interpretational skills is emphasized. The course includes an introductory exploration of the historical and cultural context of the selected dances.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 129 HIP-HOP II  -  1.5 Units
Dance 124 provides further opportunities to extend the student's knowledge of popular dance culture and to acquire Hip-Hop techniques to meet the demands for dance in video and dance clubs today.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 124 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 130 CHOREOGRAPHY  -  1.5 Units
Dance 130 provides the student with basic skills and knowledge of the choreographic principles. Through discussion and practical experience, the students develop a basic understanding of dance as a performing art form.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 101 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 131 COMMERCIAL DANCE  -  2.5 Units
Dance 131 is a course designed to give the student a working knowledge of the dance industry. It provides an inside look at film, television, and stage work and develops technical dance excellence and performance skills. The student prepares for entrance into the dance field with audition, rehearsal, and performance techniques. Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequi­site: One of the following: Dance 110, 115, 120, or equivalent. Note: An audition may be required. No more than 12 units may be earned for Dance 131 and 132. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

  • Labora­tory 2.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 135 or equivalent  (Note: An audition may be required.)
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 133 SALSA II  -  1.5 Units

Dance 133 provides students with practi­cal experience in intermediate Salsa dance. Through discussion and movement, the course emphasizes the development of coordination, rhythm, and partnering skills. Students learn intermediate Salsa moves and patterns to meet the demands for dance in the commercial industry and in dance clubs today..

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 127 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 135 DANCE PRODUCTION-REPERTOIRE   - 2.5 Units Dance 135 provides the students with the opportunity to perform in a dance production choreographed by faculty and alumni.  Emphasis is given to integration of technical skills and advanced performance skills.
  • Labora­tory 2.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 112, 122, 111, 116, 121 or equivalent  (Note: An audition may be required.)
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 136 DANCE PRODUCTION - STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY  -  2.5 Units
Dance 136 provides practical experience in utilization of knowledge and understand­ing of dance as an art form. Opportunity is provided for student choreography and participation in dance productions. . Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: One of the following: Dance 112, 113, 116, 122, 123 or equivalent. Note: An audition may be required. No more than 12 units may be earned for Dance 135 and 136. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

  • Labora­tory 2.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 112, 122, 130, or equivalent  (Note: An audition may be required.)
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 137 JAZZ TECHNIQUE III  -  2.0 Units
Dance 137 provides students with practical experience in advanced jazz techniques and styles on an advanced level. Through exercise, and discussion, the course emphasizes further development of technical skills, performance skills, and audition skills.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 1.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 121 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 138 SURVEY OF LATIN BALLROOM DANCE  -  1.5 Units
Dance 138 provides students with practi­cal experience in Latin Ballroom dance. A selection of popular Latin Ballroom dances will be offered such as Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Mambo, Merengue, and Paso Doble.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 127 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 145 MOVEMENT FOR MUSICAL THEATRE  -  1.5 Units
Dance 145 provides the student with the opportunity to study dance, choreography, and movement as it applies to musical theater.  The class culminates in the performance of a musical.
  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 127 or equivalent
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 150 PHYSICAL REINTEGRATION  -  1.5 Units
Dance 150 is an experimental movement class for students with neurological and/or physical disabilities, which covers exploration of body image awareness, integeration of sensory modalities with motor processes, orientation, and relaxation.

Note: Verification of disability must be on file in the Disabled Student Center.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 158 MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT: BIRTH THROUGH TWELVE YEARS   -  3.0 Units
(Also listed as Child Development 158)
Dance 158 provides those students who are interested in teaching movement to children the opportunity to acquire knowledge and techniques related to motor development. The course intro­duces basic principles and theories of motor development in children from birth to age twelve, focusing on designing developmentally-appropriate and creative dance experiences for young children.

  • Lecture 3.0 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 190 BEGINNING YOGA  -  1.5 Units Dance 190 introduces the student to the principles and techniques of Yoga. The course emphasizes Yoga positions to facili­tate stretching and toning muscles, limber­ing joints, and aiding spinal alignment. The use of Yoga breathing techniques and meditation exercises to revitalize the body and calm the mind is included.
  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 194 PILATES  -  1.5 Units
(Also listed as Physical Education 194)
Dance 194 provides the student with practical experience in the Matwork of the Pilates method of body conditioning. Through demonstration, exercise, and discussion the course emphasizes the development of strength, flexibility, and relaxation techniques. Students will develop a basic understanding of how to influence and control the body-mind interaction in the area of dance, athletics, and general fitness.

  • Lecture 1.0 Units
  • Labora­tory 0.5 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Last updated: 2/7/2017 10:49:47 AM