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DANC 160 : African Haitian Dance I

Prerequisites: None
Description: Beginning skills in African-Haitian dance.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 163 : Ballet I

Prerequisites: None
Description: Ballet I is a beginning classical ballet technique class. May be repeated for a total of four units.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 170 : Integrated Dance Technique I

Prerequisites: None
Description: A beginning technique class addressing basic dance skills in modern and jazz dance. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 173 : Modern Dance I

Prerequisites: None
Description: Beginning skills in modern dance.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 176 : Modern Jazz Dance I

Prerequisites: None
Description: Beginning skills in modern jazz dance.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 207 : Dance in Cultural Context

Prerequisites: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 4 units when topics vary. Activity, 1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

DANC 207 : Afro-Brazilian Contemporary

Prerequisites: None
Description: The study of Afro-Brazilian symbology of Orixa and folkloric dances and their fusion with Brazilian and American contemporary dance. Activity.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

DANC 207 : Balinese Dance

Prerequisites: None
Description: Movement vocabulary, performance practice, and cultural context of Balinese dance, with emphasis on integration of gamelan music. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

DANC 207 : Capoeira

Prerequisites: None
Description: Study of Capoeira as a ritual form of movement which combines dance, music, and self-defense. Activity, 1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1

DANC 207 : Rhythm Tap Dance

Prerequisites: None
Description: Study of the technique, rhythms, and cultural context of Rhythm Tap dance. Activity, 1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

DANC 232 : Dance Composition: Choreography I

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above and two technique classes.
Description: Choreography and creative process in dance: improvisation, exploration, form, and content in the formation of solo works. Classwork, 1 unit; activity, 2 units.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DANC 236 : Folklore of Dance: African-Haitian

Prerequisites: None
Description: Development of African-Haitian dance in connection with ritual and celebration. Practice of African-Haitian dance forms. Classwork, 1 unit; laboratory, 1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 2

DANC 263 : Ballet II

Prerequisites: Ballet I or consent of instructor.
Description: An intermediate technique course in classical ballet. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. Priority enrollment for dance majors. (Formerly DANC 164.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 275 : Modern Dance II

Prerequisites: Modern Dance I or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to dance majors.
Description: A low intermediate class in modern dance technique. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 276 : Modern Jazz Dance II

Prerequisites: Modern Jazz Dance I or consent of instructor.
Description: An intermediate technique course in modern jazz dance. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. Priority enrollment for dance majors. (Formerly DANC 177.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DANC 300 GW : Dance Organizational Strategies and Field Topics - GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better.
Description: Survey of dance service organizations and professional field topics: grantwriting, copyright liabilities, dance documentation, resumes, publicity strategies, fiscal survivorship. (ABC/NC grading only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DANC 304 : Issues in Dance Medicine I

Prerequisites: BIOL 100.
Description: The musculoskeletal system: elements of physiology and nutrition as they apply to dance training. Classwork, 2 units; activity, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DANC 310 : Dance Conditioning/Pilates

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Physical conditioning through dance and pilates techniques including strength, flexibility, weight control, nutrition, cardiovascular issues. Alignment, centering, and development of precision in movement. Classwork, 2 units; activity, 1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
Units: 3

DANC 311 : Alignment/Pilates Mat

Prerequisites: A college dance class; enrollment priority to dance majors.
Description: An activity course in pilates mat work including core stabilization, mind body centering, and related methods. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 312 : Alignment Study/Pilates Mat 2-3

Prerequisites: DANC 311, 304, 310 or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to dance majors.
Description: Movement lab for intermediate/advanced experience in theory and practice of Pilates mat and small equipment; core stabilization, alignment; Pilates principles in relation to dance practice. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 316 : Dunham Dance Technique

Prerequisites: DANC 160 and any ballet, jazz, or modern dance class.
Description: Intermediate level dance technique developed by the Katherine Dunham School of Dance covering barre exercises and movement progressions based in African Haitian and modern dance. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.
Units: 2

DANC 340 : Creative Process in Dance for Children

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Creative dance for children and adolescents; relationship between the physical and mental processes of learning. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 350 : Dance Aesthetics: Cultural/Historical Perspectives

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Cultural and historical exploration of dance for the viewer, including dance theatre and folk forms and their place in arts and culture.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Arts in Society
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 363 : Ballet III

Prerequisites: Ballet II or equivalent or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment to dance majors.
Description: Ballet III is an intermediate-advanced classical ballet technique class. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. (Formerly DANC 206).
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 374 : Modern Dance III

Prerequisites: Modern Dance II or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment to dance majors.
Description: Modern Dance II is an intermediate/advanced technique class. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. (Formerly DANC 208).
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DANC 376 : Modern Jazz Dance III

Prerequisites: DANC 276 or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to dance majors.
Description: Modern Jazz Dance III is an intermediate/advanced jazz technique class. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. (Formerly DANC 209).
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 399 : University Dance Theatre

Prerequisites: Audition; completion of level II or III dance technique classes; concurrent enrollment in two dance technique classes.
Description: Year-long repertory class in which students build and perform faculty and guest artist choreography. May be repeated for a total of 12 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 400 : Workshop in Contemporary Dance

Prerequisites: A lower division technique class or consent of instructor.
Description: Study of new forms: cultural/contemporary fusion, contact improvisation, voice and movement. May be repeated for a total of four units.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 402 : Workshop in Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance

Prerequisites: Any lower division technique class or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment to dance, theatre, and music majors.
Description: Study of forms relating to jazz and music theatre. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.
Units: 1

DANC 404 : Production Techniques in Folk and Ethnic Dance

Prerequisites: DANC 207 or consent of instructor.
Description: Production techniques in staging ethnic dance for performance. Program materials, props and sets, make-up, sound, staging, and public relations are applied in an ethnic dance production/concert.
Units: 1

DANC 416 : Advanced Contemporary Dance Repertory and Skills

Prerequisites: DANC 206, MUS 208, or MUS 209 or consent of instructor.
Description: Repertory works and performance techniques for selected advanced dancers; projection, concentration, style. May be repeated once.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 430 : Historical Survey of Dance in the Western World

Prerequisites: Any Dance course or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of dance as a performing art in the western world, and its relationship to social/cultural changes.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Arts in Society
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 434 : Dance Composition: Choreography II

Prerequisites: DANC 232, DANC 433, or audition; and consent of instructor.
Description: Experience in literal and non-literal choreography including chance, narrative, and historical forms. Work on duets, trios, and larger group studies culminating in a workshop presentation. Classwork, 1 unit; activity, 2 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 461 : Advanced Choreography and Production

Prerequisites: DANC 232, 434.
Description: Choreography for the stage in conjunction with production planning and management of New Moves production. Includes publicity, budgeting, rehearsal management, and criticism. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DANC 463 : Performance in Dance Production

Prerequisites: Intermediate level of dance experience, audition, and concurrent enrollment in dance technique class.
Description: Performance experience in choreography for dance production to train dancers for the field. Students are admitted to course by audition during the first week of the semester. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DANC 474 : Modern Dance IV

Prerequisites: DANC 374 or consent of instructor.
Description: An advanced modern dance class. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. (Formerly DANC 308.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 545 : Traditional Kulintang Music and Dance of the Southern Philippines

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with ETHS/MUS 545. For course description, see ETHS 545. May be repeated once. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3

DANC 560 : Supervised Experience in Dance Education

Prerequisites: Completion of dance core and level II technique.
Description: Observation/discussion of curriculum for dance programs in public schools and private settings, pre-school to 12th grade. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3

DANC 657 : Ethnology of Dance

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Function of dance in pre-literate, pre-technological societies in the context of anthropological literature. This course is offered as DANC 657 and ANTH 657. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Arts in Society
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DANC 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of supervising faculty member.
Description: An intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of a faculty member in the department. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3
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