DANCE 101A 2 Units
Beginning Modern Dance
This course focuses on the “inner impulse” of modern dance and draws upon the movement vocabularies of classical, post-modern, and contemporary styles. A strong emphasis is placed on the acquisition of beginning modern dance movement vocabulary, dynamic alignment, and suppleness, flexibility, rhythmically, musicality, endurance and balance.
DANCE 101B 2 Units
Beginning/Intermediate Modern Dance
This beginning/intermediate level of Modern Dance utilizes the basic knowledge of beginning modern dance techniques to increase the movement vocabularies of classical, post-modern, and contemporary styles. Students will utilize a higher level of codified modern dance terminology and combinations, which are essential to move forward in modern dance.
DANCE 102A 2 Units
Intermediate Modern Dance
This course offers an intermediate study of modern dance techniques. It will include movement vocabularies of Graham, Horton, Cunningham, Limon and the post modern and contemporary styles of today. Emphasis is on expanding and deepening the dancer’s technical and expressive skills through more complicated techniques, combinations and improvisations. Concert and performance is required.
DANCE 102B 2 Units
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance
This course explores further the development of modern dance skills, techniques and vocabulary developed in beginning through intermediate modern dance. An in-depth emphasis is placed on increased flexibility and endurance, clarity of technique, rhythm, time, form and energy through choreographic and improvisational exercises and combinations. Concert attendance and performance is required.
DANCE 103A 2 Units
This course is an introduction to basic ballet technique emphasizing ballet etiquette, terminology, placement, and alignment, warm-up and injury prevention; body conditioning principles as they relate to ballet technique, flexibility and strengthening exercises, basic barre, basic center floor, and traveling combination exercises.
DANCE 103B 2 Units
This course will utilize the knowledge learned in Beginning Ballet to become more proficient in ballet technique by using higher level codified ballet terminology, utilizing placement, alignment, expanding and more complex warm-up technique, basic barre, basic center technique, increasing flexibility, furthering strengthening exercises and more complex traveling combination exercises as it relates to this level of ballet, while reviewing cumulative ballet technique for higher levels of ballet.
DANCE 105A 2 Units
Beginning Jazz Dance
This course is an introduction to the beginning techniques of Jazz Dance with a focus on movement vocabulary, placement, centering, balance, alignment, strength, flexibility, and across the floor progressions. Concert performance is optional for this class.
DANCE 105B 2 Units
Beginning/Intermediate Jazz Dance
This course is a comprehensive survey of beginning/ intermediate techniques of Jazz Dance with a focus on vocabulary, placement, centering, balance, alignment, strength, flexibility, and across the floor progressions in preparation for the intermediate level.
DANCE 106A 2 Units
Intermediate Jazz Dance
This course provides a continuing study of jazz dance techniques including the styles and techniques of jazz innovators such as Jack Cole, Gus Giordano, Luigi, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, and Joe Tremaine. Historical and theoretical understandings of jazz technique from film, television, and stage are a primary focus as well as the development of the dancer’s technical and expressive skills. Concert performance is required to pass this class.
DANCE 106B 2 Units
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Dance
This course provides a continuing study of jazz dance techniques including the styles and techniques of jazz innovators such as Gillian Lynne, Debbie Allen, Michael Bennet, Luigi, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, and Joe Tremaine. Contemporary and commercial styles will also be introduced. Historical and theoretical understandings of jazz techniques related to the dancers expressive skills are the primary focus. Concert performance is required to pass this class.
DANCE 107X2 2 Units
Beginning Tap Dance
This is a basic course of instruction in the art of tap dancing. Topics include physical strengthening, rhythmic awareness, execution of basic tap-dancing steps, floor exercises, vocabulary for theatrical presentation of tap choreography, audience awareness and basic acting skills. This course may be taken two times.
DANCE 114X4 4 Units
Dance Rehearsal and Performance
This course provides instruction and supervision of rehearsal and performance in various dance productions. ENROLLMENT IN THIS CLASS IS CONTINGENT UPON AN AUDITION FOR A CURRENT DANCE PRODUCTION. This course may be taken four times.
DANCE 200 3 Units
Dance History and Appreciation
This course is a comprehensive survey of dance from primitive times up to the 21st Century. Emphasis is placed on historical perspectives revealing dance as an emerging art form. Course material also includes the relation of dance to religion, culture, politics, social attitudes and its relation to other art forms.
DANCE 206X4 4 Units
This course provides instruction and analysis of all aspects of dance production including organizing a dance production; publicity and marketing; budget; theatrical and dance lighting; set design; costumes and makeup; and instruction in elements of physical theater, such as stage terminology, stage directions, and roles of theatre personnel. This course may be taken four times.