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DANC 101 Dance Appreciation

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An overview of the development of dance as an art form from its historical roots to contemporary trends,examining diversity of people, cultures, and events.

DANC 110 Beginning Modern Dance

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 3.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
The study and execution of fundamental modern dance techniques including movement skills and the basic rhythmic structure of dance. Students have the opportunity to create their own movement combinations. Attendance of AHC dance concert is required. This is a lecture/lab course.

DANC 111 Intermediate Modern Dance

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; and DANC 110 - Beginning Modern Dance
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 3.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
The study and execution of modern dance techniques, including level 2 movement skills with a more advanced rhythmic structure. Students will study styles such as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon. The opportunity to create and perform their own movement combinations is part of the structure of the class.

DANC 115 Advanced Modern Dance

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; and DANC 111 - Intermediate Modern Dance

Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 3.00
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
The study and execution of modern dance styles such as, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Jose Limon at an advanced level. Students have the opportunity to create their own movement combinations. Attendance of AHC dance concert is required.

DANC 120 Beginning Ballet

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 3.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the fundamentals of ballet movement and terminology. Barre work emphasizes the basic exercises of ballet that develop control, strength, and basic body placement. Center work concentrates on basic ballet combinations of adage, jumps, waltz, and turns. Students have the opportunity to create their own movement combinations.

DANC 121 Intermediate Ballet

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; and DANC 120 - Beginning Ballet
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 3.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study at the intermediate level of movements appropriate to classical music, including intermediate level ballet barre, center adagio, turns, and allegro movement. Students have the opportunity to create their own movement combinations.

DANC 125 Advanced Ballet

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; and DANC 121 - Intermediate Ballet

Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 3.00
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Emphasizes complex work in the Russian and Italian Ballet techniques, including turns, beats, and grand allegro. Students have the opportunity to develop ballet performing skills. Attendance of AHC dance concert is required.

DANC 126 Clinic in Ballet Barre

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the fundamentals of ballet movements at the barre. Movements with emphasis on proper body placement, alignment, control, agility, rhythm and strength.

DANC 130 Beginning Jazz

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 1.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the basic movements appropriate to contemporary jazz music, emphasizing exercises that develop body strength and flexibility, and improve rhythmic abilities and movement coordination. Covers different jazz styles, including rock, modern jazz, and theatre dance. Students have the opportunity to create their own movement combinations. Attendance of AHC dance concert is required. This is a lecture/lab course.

DANC 131 Intermediate Jazz

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; and DANC 130 - Beginning Jazz
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 1.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study at the intermediate level of movements appropriate to contemporary music, including turns, floor work, isolation combinations, and rhythm techniques. Students have the opportunity to create their own movement combinations. Attendance of AHC dance concert is required.

DANC 133 Hip Hop Dance

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to hip hop dance including East and West Coast dance styles. Observation and critique of a dance concert is required.

DANC 135 Advanced Jazz

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; and DANC 131 - Intermediate Jazz

Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 1.00
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
A study of jazz technique at the advanced level. Students have the opportunity to create their own movement combinations. Attendance of AHC dance concert is required.

DANC 137 Funk Dance

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; and DANC 133 - Hip Hop Dance
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of Funk Dance from the West Coast at the intermediate level. Observation and critique of a dance concert is required. This is a lecture/lab course.

DANC 138 Intermediate Hip Hop

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; DANC 133 - Hip Hop Dance
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of hip hop dance from the East Coast at the intermediate level. Observation and critique of a dance concert is required.

DANC 140 Beginning Folklorico

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the fundamentals of movements appropriate for Mexican folklorico and dances of Spain, emphasizing exercises to improve rhythmic abilities and movement coordination.

DANC 142 Intermediate Folklorico

0.5 units.
Advisories: DANC 140 - Beginning Folklorico
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An intermediate study of traditional dance from both Mexico and Spain.

DANC 145 Folklorico Zapateados

0.5 units.
Advisories: DANC 140 - Beginning Folklorico
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Perform beginning and low intermediate folklorico footwork from various regions of Mexico.

DANC 148 Folklorico Concert Production

3.0 units.
Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Beginning Folklorico students will use their performance skills in a Folklorico concert.

DANC 151 Clinic In Tap

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the basic movements of tap dancing, emphasizing styles of musical theater as related to tap.

DANC 152 Beginning Tap

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 1.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the basic movements of tap dancing, emphasizing styles of musical theater as related to tap. Covers exercises to develop rhythmic abilities and movement coordination.

DANC 153 Intermediate Tap

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; and DANC 152 - Beginning Tap
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 1.00
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of intermediate level movements of tap dancing and freestyle rhythmic forms, emphasizing styles of musical theater as related to tap.

DANC 154 Clinic in Partnering

1.0 unit.
Prerequisite: DANC 110 - Beginning Modern Dance ; or DANC 120 - Beginning Ballet ; or DANC 130 - Beginning Jazz
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Designed for the intermediate level student. Ballet, modern, and jazz will be taught for women; while men will work on masculine movement in the same styles. Techniques for partnering will also be explored.

DANC 155 Clinic in Pilates

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An introduction to Pilates-based exercise techniques.

DANC 156 Techniques for Stretch

1.0 unit.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to help students increase range of motion while decreasing injuries associated with improper preparation for physical activities. While the class is particularly important for dancers and athletes, all students can benefit.

DANC 160 Clinic in Ballet

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study of fundamental dance techniques, focusing on building basic stretch and strength for the student. Emphasis on style varies according to the needs of the student.

DANC 161 Clinic In Intermediate Ballet

0.5 units.
Advisories: DANC 120 - Beginning Ballet ; or DANC 160 - Clinic in Ballet
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study in intermediate ballet, focusing on the classical style.

DANC 162 Clinic in Jazz

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study of fundamental dance techniques in contemporary forms, emphasizing building stretch and strength and learning rhythmic forms to contemporary music.

DANC 163 Clinic in Intermediate Jazz

0.5 units.
Advisories: DANC 130 - Beginning Jazz ; or DANC 162 - Clinic in Jazz
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study of intermediate dance techniques in the contemporary styles. Emphasis on complex rhythmic movements.

DANC 164 Clinic in Modern Dance

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study of basic modern dance techniques including warm-ups, locomotor moves, combinations, improvisation, and terminology. A live performance will conclude the session.

DANC 165 Clinic in Hip Hop

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An introduction to hip hop dance.

DANC 167 Clinic in Intermediate Tap

0.5 units.
Advisories: DANC 151 - Clinic In Tap ; or DANC 152 - Beginning Tap
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study of complex tap rhythms.

DANC 168 Clinic in Stretch

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Designed to help students increase range of motion while decreasing injuries associated with improper preparation for physical activities. Students learn to maintain a position for a sustained period of time in order to allow the body to stretch and warm its muscles. While the class is particularly important to dancers and athletes, all students can benefit.

DANC 170 Music for Dancers

1.0 unit.
Advisories: DANC 110 - Beginning Modern Dance ; or DANC 120 - Beginning Ballet ; or DANC 130 - Beginning Jazz
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
The study of music and basic rhythms as they relate to dance, including quality, phrasing, and extensive practice in counting and moving to music.

DANC 171 Dance Composition/Choreography

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; or DANC 111 - Intermediate Modern Dance ; or DANC 121 - Intermediate Ballet ; or DANC 131 - Intermediate Jazz
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
An exploration of movement expression through improvisation and choreographic exercises for the intermediate dance student. Students will have an opportunity to work on choreographic exercises for the intermediate dance student. Students will have an opportunity to work on choreography as a complete concert piece.

DANC 172 Beginning Ballroom Dance

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Students will learn basic ballroom dances including the rhumba, cha-cha, fox trot, waltz, tango, swing and samba.

DANC 174 Intermediate Ballroom

0.5 units.
Advisories: DANC 172 - Beginning Ballroom Dance
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study of complex ballroom dances including cha cha, tango, rhumba, samba and fox trot, waltz, jive and pasa doble at the intermediate level.

DANC 175 Clinic in Salsa

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An introduction to salsa as a social dance form.

DANC 176 Choreography Field Work

2.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Presents intermediate level projects in choreography that will lead to a performance.

DANC 178 Intermediate Social Dance

0.5 units.
Advisories: DANC 175 - Clinic in Salsa
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study of complex Latin and jitterbug dance forms. Partner lifts will be explored.

DANC 180 Performance Laboratory

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides an opportunity for students to utilize all the performance and choreographic skills used in dance performance, including performing on campus in informal concerts and in a major concert in the college theatre.

DANC 182 Technical Production Lab

3.0 units.
Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides an opportunity for dance students to develop and apply technical expertise and skills utilized in dance performance including lighting, costuming, set-prop design, construction and publicity.

DANC 183 Dance Ensemble

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Repeatable: 3.00
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides the opportunity for career-oriented performers to work with staff and guest artists in the rehearsal and performing experience. Those experiences will include on campus and community outreach performances throughout the semester including a mandatory participation in American College Dance Festival competition.

DANC 185 Intro to Performance Skills

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
An introductory skills class in performance techniques. Provides opportunity for students to learn and perfect performing skills used in a dance performance.

DANC 186 Dance Production

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides an opportunity for dance students to learn and use performance skills to mount a major concert.

DANC 188 Intermediate Composition/Choreography

3.0 units.
Limitations on Enrollment: Audition
Prerequisite: DANC 171 - Dance Composition/Choreography
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides the opportunity for career-oriented choreographers to mount a full length concert piece for on campus theatre, as well as for community outreach performances throughout the semester. This is a lab course.

DANC 189 Independent Projects in Dance

1.0 - 3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Courses for students capable of independent work who demonstrate the need or desire for additional study beyond the regular curriculum. Enrollment allows students to pursue activities such as directed field experience, research, or development of skills and competencies under faculty advisement and supervision. Independent projects may be earned in most disciplines. Students wishing to enroll in Independent Projects should contact the appropriate instructor identified in the class schedule. If the project proposed is acceptable to that instructor, a contract will be developed. All contracts for these classes must be completed and submitted to the Records Office no later than the end of the second week of the semester. Units are awarded depending upon satisfactory performance and the amount of time committed by the student to the course. Allowable units vary according to discipline, and are based on the following formula: 1 unit - 48 hours per semester, 2 units - 96 hours per semester, 3 units - 144 hours per semester.

DANC 199 Special Topics in Dance Forms

0.5 - 3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Provides an opportunity to explore particular aspects of the discipline which are not covered in detail in the existing program. Course includes public performances; therefore there is a limitation on enrollment based on audition. This is a lab course.