Bachelor of Fine Arts Course Descriptions

Lower division courses

DANC 010. Dance Appreciation

A survey of dance as art in the Western world. The course examines the diversity of people, cultures and events that led to the development of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre Dance.GE: C1 - 3 units.

DANC 040A. Modern Dance I

Activity 4 hours. One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 040B. Modern Dance II

Prerequisite: DANC 40A (or equivalent). Activity 4 hours. One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 041A. Ballet I

Activity 4 hours. Note: One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 041B. Ballet II

Prerequisite: DANC 41A (or equivalent). Activity 4 hours One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 042A. Jazz Dance I

Activity 4 hours. One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 042B. Jazz Dance II

Prerequisite: DANC 42A (or equivalent). Activity 4 hours. One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 043 Dance Improvisation

Introduction to dance improvisation, developing skills in creativity in preparation for DANC 145A.

DANC 049A. Tap Dance I

May be taken only once for physical education graduation requirement. Activity 3 hours. Repeatable for credit - 1 unit.

DANC 049B. Tap Dance II

May be taken only once for physical education graduation requirement. Prerequisite: DANC 49A (or equivalent). Activity 3 hours Repeatable for credit - 1 unit.

DANC 051A. Dance Production

Practical experience in technical aspects of producing a dance concert. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Lecture 1 hour/activity 3 hours. Repeatable for credit. - 2 units.

DANC 051B. Dance Crewing

Supervised activity in the technical production aspect of regularly scheduled Dance concerts. Prerequisite: DANC 146 or instructor consent. Repeatable for credit. Credit / No Credit - 1 unit.

DANC 053. Techniques in World Dance

Traditional or theatrical dance forms selected from one or at the most two specific cultures. Classical ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance are excluded. Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Activity 3 hours. Repeatable for credit - 1 unit.

DANC 075. Rhythmic Fundamentals for the Dance

 Basic music theory and the relationship of dance and music. Lecture/activity 3 hours - 2 units.

 

Upper Division Courses

DANC 102. Dance in World Cultures

Survey of dance in selected world cultures; the role of dance in society; consideration of style, historical background and religious/cultural influences. Included are: Caribbean, West African, Mexican, Balkan, European, Asian and American cultures. Prerequisite: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required. GE: V - 3 units.

DANC 112. Dance Rehearsal and Performance

Production of choreographic works; reconstruction of historically significant dance master works; development of small performing company; public performances. Prerequisite: Audition. Lab hours required. Repeatable for credit. Credit / No Credit - 2 units.

DANC 140A. Modern Dance III

Technique and performance of advanced Intermediate Modern Dance for the Modern Dancer. Prerequisite: DANC 40B.One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 140B. Modern Dance IV

Technique and performance of advanced modern dance for the advanced dancer. Prerequisite: DANC 40A or DANC 140A.Activity 6 hours. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 141A. Ballet III

Prerequisite: DANC 41B.Activity 4 hours. One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 141B. Ballet IV

Technique and performance of advanced ballet for the advanced dancer. Prerequisite: DANC 41B, DANC 141A or instructor consent. Activity 6 hours. One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 142A. Jazz Dance III

Techniques and performance of advanced Intermediate Jazz Dance for the advanced Intermediate Jazz Dancer. Prerequisite: DANC 42B.One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 142B. Jazz Dance IV

Technique and performance of advanced jazz dance for the advanced dancer. Prerequisite: DANC 42B or DANC 142A.Lab 6 hours. One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 144A. Dance History and Repertory

History of dance and dances from ancient time to the court of King Louis XIV. Selected repertory works. Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Lecture 2 hours/activity 3 hours - 3 units.

DANC 144B. Dance History and Repertory

History of dance and dances from the court of King Louis XIV through the twentieth century. Selected repertory works. Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Lecture 2 hours/activity 3 hours - 3 units.

DANC 145A. Choreography I

Presentation and criticism of solo choreography; introduction to improvisational techniques. Prerequisite:DANC 43,  Level II technique standing and instructor consent. Activity 4 hours - 2 units.

DANC 145B. Choreography II

Styles; forms; use of improvisation; presentation and criticism of small group dance. Prerequisite: DANC 145A.Activity 4 hours - 2 units.

DANC 145C. Choreography III

Practical application of external style in relationship with art from the primitive to contemporary times. Concepts, styles and forms of modern dance in the twentieth century. Prerequisite: DANC 145B.Activity 4 hours. Repeatable for credit - 2 units.

DANC 147A. Senior Portfolio

Capstone course entailing final production and evaluation of performance and choreography and submission of written portfolio. Prerequisite: Upper division standing - 3 units.

DANC 148. Children's Dance

Study of dance for children as personal expression through movement. Use of creative dance as a tool for the enrichment of learning. Experiencing dance in a variety of cultures. Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Lecture 2 hours/activity 2 hours - 3 units.

DANC 149C. Tap Dance III

Technique and performance of advanced tap for the advanced tap dancer. One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement. Prerequisite: DANC 49B and instructor consent. Repeatable for credit - 1 unit.

DANC 150A. Dance Kinesiology

Relationship of structural and mechanical principles of the musculoskeletal system to the analysis of dance performance. Lecture 2 hours/lab 2 hours - 3 units.

DANC 150B. Injury Prevention and Somatic Studies

Injury Prevention and Somatic Studies.  Prerequisite Danc 150A and instructor consent.  Lecture/activity 4 hours - 3 units.

DANC 186. Choreographing the Musical

Study and practice of staging and choreographing musical comedy. Analysis of scripts and choreographic techniques. Prerequisite: DANC 075 (or equivalent) or instructor consent. Lecture/activity 3 hours - 2 units.

DANC 194A. Activity Projects in Dance

Supervised activity in the regularly-scheduled productions of dance concerts, plays, television programs and operas. Prerequisite: Audition. Repeatable for credit. Credit / No Credit - 0.5 units.

DANC 198. Internship in Dance

Supervised internship with approved dance organization. Written evaluation submitted by organizations and student after field work. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Repeatable for credit. Credit / No Credit 1-3 units.