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 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 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 101 INTRODUCTION TO DANCE 1/2 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 105 STEP AEROBICS

(Also listed as Physical Education 105) 1/2 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 105 is a contemporary, high intensity, low impact fitness class designed for both men and women, to improve each participant's strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness level through steady-state stepping movements. The student is exposed to a graduated continuous system of rhythmic stepping at various platform heights. The class includes lecture on basic nutrition, exercise concepts, and stress management as the factors apply to a personal fitness program. Class sessions include a warm-up, an exercise routine fitted to each student's level of fitness, and a cool down. Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: Dance 105 Physical Education 105 may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 6 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 110 BASIC BALLET 1/2 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 111 BALLET TECHNIQUE II 1/2 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 111 provides the student 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: Dance 110 or equivalent. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 112 BALLET PERFORMANCE SKILLS 1-2 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% hours, laboratory 1%-2% hours. Prerequisite: Dance 111 or equivalent. (Dance 111 may be taken concurrently.) Note: An audition may be required. No more than 12 units may be earned for Dance 112 and 113. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Dance 113 BALLET PERFORMANCE SKILLS: REPERTOIRE 1-2 Units

Dance 113 provides the student with practi­cal experience in performance skills and technical development. Emphasis is given to varied styles and training methods of selected contemporary choreographers. Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: Dance 111 or equivalent. (Dance 111 may be taken concurrently.) Note: An audition may be required. No more than 12 units may be earned for Dance 112 and 113. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 115 MODERN/CONTEMPORARY DANCE I 1/2 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 116 MODERN/ CONTEMPORARY DANCE II 1/2 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite. Prerequisite: Dance 115 or equivalent Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 120 JAZZ TECHNIQUE I 1/2 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 121 JAZZ TECHNIQUE II 1/2 – 2 1/2 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 theatre, film, and video today. Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: Dance 120 or equivalent. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 122 JAZZ PERFORMANCE SKILLS 1/2 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: Dance 121 or equivalent. (Dance 121 may be taken concurrently). Note: An audition may be required. No more than 12 units may be earned for Dance 122 and 123. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 123 JAZZ PERFORMANCE SKILLS: REPERTOIRE 1/2 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 123 provides the student with practi­cal experience in jazz performance skills and technical development. Emphasis is given to varied styles and training methods of selected contemporary choreographers. Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: Dance 121 or equivalent. (Dance 121 may be taken concurrently). Note: An audition may be required. No more than 12 units may be earned for Dance 122 and 123. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 124 HIP-HOP 1/2 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 125 TAP DANCE 1 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Recom­mended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151 Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 126 TAP DANCE II 1 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prereq­uisite: Dance 125 or equivalent. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 127 SALSA 1 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 128 MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE 1 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 130 CHOREOGRAPHY 1/2 – 2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: Dance 101 or equivalent. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 131 COMMERCIAL DANCE 1 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 131 is a course designed to give the serious student a working knowledge of dance in the entertainment industry. It provides opportunity for the further devel­opment of technical excellence and style in various commercial dance forms. It provides an inside look at film, television, and stage work. The student prepares for entrance into the commercial dance field with information about agents, auditions, unions, wardrobe, classes, and other general details needed for participating in professional dance in Los Angeles. 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.

Dance 132 COMMERCIAL DANCE 1 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 132 is a course designed to give the serious student a working knowledge of dance in the entertainment industry. It provides opportunity for the further develop­ment of technical excellence and style in a commercial dance form through extended study with a choreographer-in-residence. Opportunity for participation in a completed choreographic presentation is provided. . 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.

Dance 134 CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE SKILLS 1 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 134 provides the student the oppor­tunity to further explore their knowledge of the choreographic principles through practical participation in the development of a performance piece. Performance skills are developed throughout the rehearsal process. Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: Dance 130 or equivalent. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 135 DANCE PRODUCTION-REPERTOIRE 1 – 3 Units

Dance 135 provides practical experience in utilization of knowledge and understand­ing of dance as an art form. Opportunity is provided for student participation in dance productions choreographed by faculty and alumni. 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.

Dance 136 DANCE PRODUCTION-STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY 1-3 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.

Dance 140 MOVEMENT FOR THEATRE I 1 Unit

Dance 140 provides the student the oppor­tunity to study stage movement, physical characterization and mime as related to theatre. The students will increase their knowledge through practical application of the movement aspects of theatre. Lecture 1/2 hour, laboratory 1 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: Theatre Arts 103. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 141 MOVEMENT FOR THEATRE II 1 Unit

Dance 141 provides the opportunity for advanced study of stage movement and introduces a comparison of stage, film and video movement techniques. Lecture 1/2 hour, laboratory 11/2 hours. Prerequisite: Dance 140 or equivalent. Corequisite: Theatre Arts 104. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 145 MOVEMENT FOR MUSICAL THEATRE 1/2 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 145 provides an opportunity for studying the problems of stage movement, character movement, and dance movement as related to theatre. Attention is also given to the demands placed upon the student who wishes to participate in stage performance. Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 150 PHYSICAL REINTEGRATION 1 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 150 is an experimental movement class for students with learning disabilities and/or minor physical limitations. Areas covered include exploration of body image awareness and integration of sensory modalities with motor processes. Also included is orientation and relaxation with the integration of both into the student's daily life through dance movement. . Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Note: Verification of disability must be on file in the Disabled Student Center. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 158 MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT: BIRTH THROUGH TWELVE YEARS

(Also listed as Child Development 158) 3 Units

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 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: This course will not fulfill physical education activity requirements. Transfer credit: CSU

Dance 160 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP 1/2 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 160 gives dance students an opportunity to learn the techniques of internationally-known dance masters. The seminar also gives students the chance to experience other cultures and interact with dance students from many nations. Tours through the host country are an integral part of this course. Opportunity is also provided for student participation in a dance perfor­mance. . Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU.

Dance 164 AEROBIC FITNESS (Also listed as Physical Education 164) 1/2 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 164 offers vigorous exercise set to contemporary music. The course is designed for students wishing to develop or maintain aerobic fitness while also learning about the physiology of fitness. Routines of rhythmic exercise are designed to develop or maintain cardio-respiratory endurance and body flexibility. The course is designed for students at all levels of fitness. Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 171 CHOREOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES FOR SCHOOL SPIRIT LEADERS 1 Unit

Dance 171 provides an opportunity for students to gain knowledge and technical skills in the choreography and techniques of pep arts through practical application and discussion. Emphasis is placed on leader­ship training, personal and professional development. Lecture 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC.

Dance 190 BEGINNING YOGA 1-2 1/2 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Dance 194 PILATES

(Also listed as Physical Education 194) 1/2 – 2 1/2 Units

Dance 194 provides the student with practical experience in the Mat work 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 1/2-1 1/2 hours, labora­tory 1 1/2-3 1/2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Ind. S.149 Independent Study in Dance (1 to 3 Units) provides the gifted student with an opportunity to explore a subject in greater depth. There is no prescribed course outline. Students develop and submit a research project that is approved by the sponsoring instructor and appropriate division chairperson. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent registration in six or more units. TRANSFER CREDIT: CSU, UC.

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