Dance

http://www.miracosta.edu/DNCE

The mission of the MiraCosta Dance Department is to create artistic and academic excellence by engaging students in a diversity of dance techniques, choreography, performance, and scholarly practices. The department fosters student engagement through creative and critical thinking and values artistic exploration that enriches the individual, classroom, and community.

Students take dance courses to prepare for a major, to fulfill general education requirements, and for personal and professional enrichment. The department offers performance opportunities to both majors and non-majors. Career options include professional performance or choreography, dance studio or company management, child development, dance therapy, movement analysis, dance ethnology, dance criticism, dance science, academic research, and teaching.

Academic and Career Pathway: Creative and Applied Arts

 

Contact Information

Chair: Trisha Hanada-Rogers

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman

www.miracosta.edu/DNCE

Department: Dance

Office: Building OC2700, 760.795.6844

Full-Time Faculty

Trisha Hanada-Rogers
Dave Massey

Associate Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

Dance

The Dance program offers lower-division preparation for students who plan to transfer to pursue a bachelor's degree in dance. Students planning to transfer and/or earn this associate degree may also need to complete additional requirements or electives required by the transfer institution, as many CSUs and UCs have unique admissions and preparation-for-the-major requirements. Students should meet with a MiraCosta College counselor to identify required courses and to develop a written plan for their targeted university.

To earn this associate degree, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable units of credit (including major and general education courses).
  • Complete all courses required in the major with a “C” or “P” or better.
  • Complete a general education pattern of courses (see Associate Degrees).
  • Obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at MiraCosta College.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to

  • examine and interpret dance movement in terms of time, space, and energy.
  • create dance sequences using compositional principles of time, space, and energy.
Required courses: 
DNCE 100Dance Appreciation3
or DNCE 100H Dance Appreciation (Honors)
or DNCE 101 Dance History
or DNCE 104 Dance on Film
or DNCE 105 Dance Cultures of the World
DNCE 154Ballet II1.5
DNCE 168Jazz Dance II1.5
DNCE 178Modern Dance II1.5
DNCE 185Choreography3
DNCE 278Dance as a Profession2
Required Electives. Select 8.5 units from the following dance technique courses: 8.5
Hip Hop I
Hip Hop II
Middle Eastern Dance I
Middle Eastern Dance II
Afro-Cuban Dance I
Afro-Cuban Dance II
Ballroom Dance Technique I
Ballroom Dance Technique II
Latin Dance Technique I
Latin Dance Technique II
Ballet I
Ballet II
Pilates Apparatus I
Dance Stretch
Pilates Mat Work I
Jazz Dance I
Jazz Dance II
Introduction to World Dance Forms
Musical Theater Dance I
Musical Theater Dance II
Modern Dance I
Modern Dance II
Commercial Dance
Tap Dance I
Tap Dance II
Hip Hop III
Hip Hop IV
Ballroom Dance Technique III
Ballroom Dance Technique IV
Latin Dance Technique III
Latin Dance Technique IV
Contemporary Dance Intensive I
Contemporary Dance Intensive II
Contemporary Dance Intensive III
Contemporary Dance Intensive IV
Jazz Dance III
Jazz Dance IV
Dance Pedagogy
Select 3 units from the following courses:3
Musical Theatre Dance Production
Contemporary Dance Production I
Contemporary Dance Production II
Contemporary Dance Production III
Contemporary Dance Production IV
Classical Dance Production I
Classical Dance Production II
Classical Dance Production III
Classical Dance Production IV
Student Choreography Production I
Student Choreography Production II
Dance Touring Ensemble
Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance A
Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance B
Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance C
Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance D
Total Units24

Certificates

Certificate of Achievement

Dance Instructor

The Dance Instructor certificate prepares dancers to teach in private studios, recreational facilities, or community dance programs. Students study theory and technique courses in dance choreography, performance, and instruction. They gain a well-rounded foundation in dance that encompasses a variety of dance genres and teaching methodologies. Most candidates for this certificate already have experience in a specific dance genre and need to gain a broader understanding and experience in the overall field of dance education.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to

  • create and teach a sample class, demonstrating correct instruction in body alignment, musicality, breathing, and muscular control in a selected dance technique.
  • create dance sequences using compositional principles of time, space, and energy.
Required courses: 
DNCE 143Ballroom Dance Technique II1
or DNCE 147 Latin Dance Technique II
DNCE 152Ballet I1.5
or DNCE 154 Ballet II
DNCE 168Jazz Dance II1.5
DNCE 178Modern Dance II1.5
DNCE 185Choreography3
DNCE 288Dance Pedagogy2
DNCE 292Internship Studies3
Required Electives (select 9 units):9
Hip Hop I
Hip Hop II
Middle Eastern Dance I
Middle Eastern Dance II
Afro-Cuban Dance I
Afro-Cuban Dance II
Ballroom Dance Technique I
Ballroom Dance Technique II
Latin Dance Technique I
Latin Dance Technique II
Ballet II
Dance Stretch
Jazz Dance II
Introduction to World Dance Forms
Musical Theater Dance I
Musical Theater Dance II
Modern Dance II
Commercial Dance
Tap Dance I
Tap Dance II
Hip Hop III
Hip Hop IV
Ballroom Dance Technique III
Ballroom Dance Technique IV
Latin Dance Technique IV
Jazz Dance III
Jazz Dance IV
Dance as a Profession
Total Units22.5

Courses Related in Content (CRC)

Active participatory dance courses that are related in content are grouped together. Students are allowed four enrollments within each CRC group, but each course may be taken only once unless its catalog description indicates it is repeatable. Enrollments include any combination of course completions (with an evaluative or nonevaluative symbol recorded on the student's transcript), withdrawals, and repetition.

Ballet CRC
DNCE 152Ballet I1.5
DNCE 154Ballet II1.5
Ballroom Dance CRC
DNCE 140Ballroom Dance Technique I1
DNCE 143Ballroom Dance Technique II1
DNCE 240Ballroom Dance Technique III1.5
DNCE 243Ballroom Dance Technique IV1.5
Classical Dance Production CRC
DNCE 204Classical Dance Production I1.5
DNCE 205Classical Dance Production II1.5
DNCE 206Classical Dance Production III1.5
DNCE 207Classical Dance Production IV1.5
Contemporary Dance Production CRC
DNCE 200Contemporary Dance Production I1.5
DNCE 201Contemporary Dance Production II1.5
DNCE 202Contemporary Dance Production III1.5
DNCE 203Contemporary Dance Production IV1.5
Contemporary Dance Workshop CRC
DNCE 263Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance A1.5
DNCE 264Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance B1.5
DNCE 267Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance C1.5
DNCE 269Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance D1.5
Hip Hop CRC
DNCE 121Hip Hop I1
DNCE 122Hip Hop II1
DNCE 221Hip Hop III1.5
DNCE 222Hip Hop IV1.5
Jazz Dance CRC
DNCE 166Jazz Dance I1.5
DNCE 168Jazz Dance II1.5
DNCE 266Jazz Dance III1.5
DNCE 268Jazz Dance IV1.5
Latin Dance CRC
DNCE 146Latin Dance Technique I1
DNCE 147Latin Dance Technique II1
DNCE 246Latin Dance Technique III1.5
DNCE 247Latin Dance Technique IV1.5
Modern Dance CRC
DNCE 176Modern Dance I1.5
DNCE 178Modern Dance II1.5
Musical Theater CRC
DNCE 172Musical Theater Dance I1.5
DNCE 174Musical Theater Dance II1.5
Pilates CRC
DNCE 157Pilates Apparatus I1
DNCE 159Pilates Mat Work I1
Student Choreography Production CRC
DNCE 214Student Choreography Production I1.5
DNCE 215Student Choreography Production II1.5
Summer Dance Intensive CRC
DNCE 250Contemporary Dance Intensive I1.5
DNCE 253Contemporary Dance Intensive II1.5
DNCE 254Contemporary Dance Intensive III1.5
DNCE 256Contemporary Dance Intensive IV1.5
Tap Dance CRC
DNCE 191Tap Dance I1.5
DNCE 193Tap Dance II1.5
World Dance CRC
DNCE 130Middle Eastern Dance I1
DNCE 131Middle Eastern Dance II1
DNCE 132Afro-Cuban Dance I1
DNCE 133Afro-Cuban Dance II1
DNCE 169Introduction to World Dance Forms1

How to Read Course Descriptions

For more detailed information about a course, such as its content, objectives, and fulfillment of a degree, certificate, or general education requirement, please see the official course outline of record, available at http://www.miracosta.edu/governance/coursesandprograms/courseoutlines.html.

Courses

DNCE 100: Dance Appreciation

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in DNCE 100H and to students who completed DNCE 101 before Fall 2009.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course examines the aesthetics of dance using the elements of time, space, and energy. It introduces students to the origins of dance within cultural contexts. Topics include dance genres, movement vocabulary, notation symbols, and dance-production elements that choreographers use to convey their creative intent. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. Not open to students who completed DNCE 101 before Fall 2009. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: DNCE 100 or DNCE 100H.

DNCE 100H: Dance Appreciation (Honors)

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in DNCE 100 and to students who completed DNCE 101 before Fall 2009.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This honors course offers highly motivated students the opportunity to complete, document, observe, and discuss movement concepts associated with Language of Dance symbols and terminology and how these movement concepts are present in everyday life. This course examines the aesthetics of dance using the elements of time, space, and energy. It introduces students to the origins of dance within cultural contexts. Topics include dance genres, movement vocabulary, notation symbols, and dance-production elements that choreographers use to convey their creative intent. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. Not open to students who took DNCE 101 prior to fall 2009. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: DNCE 100 and DNCE 100H.

DNCE 101: Dance History

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course provides a historical survey of dance in western civilization from antiquity to the present. It emphasizes the cultural context and historical development of ballet and modern dance, and it relates dance to other art forms within various historical periods. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

DNCE 104: Dance on Film

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course explores the influence of dance as entertainment in American musical films from the 1920s to the present. It examines how dance as art has influenced and responded to societal issues such as race, gender, war, class, politics, and other significant socio-cultural topics of this time period. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

DNCE 105: Dance Cultures of the World

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course surveys dance around the world in a cultural and social context. It emphasizes the different ways dance is used to express ideas about the relationship between a person and the body, the opposite sex, religion, cultural traditions, and ritual. Cultures include Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, North America, and Eastern Europe. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

DNCE 121: Hip Hop I

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 121, DNCE 122, DNCE 221, and DNCE 222.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course is an introduction to hip hop dance, focusing on styles used for movies, television, and video productions. It includes popping, locking, Bboying, rocking, and other hip hop styles at a beginning level. Students are required to see a live dance concert.

DNCE 122: Hip Hop II

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE121.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 121, DNCE 122, DNCE 221, and DNCE 222.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This continuation of hip hop dance focuses on styles used for movies, television, and video productions. It includes popping, locking, Bboying, rocking, and other hip hop styles at a beginning-intermediate level. Students are required to see a live dance concert.

DNCE 130: Middle Eastern Dance I

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 130, DNCE 131, DNCE 132, DNCE 133, DNCE 169.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall odd years

This course provides a concentrated study of Middle Eastern dance within its cultural context at the beginning level. Students learn dance techniques, correct alignment, body isolations, arm movements, and rhythmic coordination necessary to perform Middle Eastern dances. Topics include Raqs al Baladi, Taqsim and basic drum solo patterns. The course includes basic Middle Eastern rhythms and covers both traditional and contemporary influences. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 131: Middle Eastern Dance II

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 130.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 130, DNCE 131, DNCE 132, DNCE 133, DNCE 169.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring even years

This course is a concentrated study of Middle Eastern dance within its cultural context at the beginning-intermediate level. Students learn dance choreographies, focusing on Raqs al Baladi, Taqsim, and more complex drum solos. Instruction includes Middle Eastern dance rhythms and playing finger cymbal patterns. The course includes both traditional and contemporary influences. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 132: Afro-Cuban Dance I

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 130, DNCE 131, DNCE 132, DNCE 133, DNCE 169.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall even years

This course provides a beginning-level study of Afro-Cuban dances and rhythms originating from Africa and extending to cultures of African diaspora, specifically Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Students learn correct alignment, body isolations, footwork, and coordination necessary to perform Afro-Cuban dances. Both traditional and contemporary dance styles may be included. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 133: Afro-Cuban Dance II

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 132.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 130, DNCE 131, DNCE 132, DNCE 133, DNCE 169.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This course provides an intermediate-level study of Afro-Cuban dances and rhythms originating from Africa and extending to cultures of African diaspora, specifically Cuba. Students learn multiple body isolations, complex footwork, and coordination necessary to perform intermediate Afro-Cuban dances. Both traditional and contemporary dance styles may be included. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 140: Ballroom Dance Technique I

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 140, DNCE 143, DNCE 240, and DNCE 243.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall even years

This course introduces beginning principles and techniques of American ballroom dances, including the slow waltz, tango and swing. Students learn and perform basic ballroom dances while improving alignment, timing, coordination, and partnering techniques. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

DNCE 143: Ballroom Dance Technique II

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 140.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 140, DNCE 143, DNCE 240, and DNCE 243.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This continued study of ballroom dance principles and techniques focuses on beginning-intermediate level American ballroom dances, including slow waltz, tango and swing. Students learn and perform beginning-intermediate ballroom dance combinations while improving alignment, musicality, styling, and partnering skills. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

DNCE 146: Latin Dance Technique I

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 146, DNCE 147, DNCE 246, and DNCE 247.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall even years

This course introduces beginning dance principles and techniques of Latin partnering dances, such as the cha cha, salsa, and American rumba. Students learn and perform basic Latin dances while improving alignment, timing, coordination, and partnering techniques. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 147: Latin Dance Technique II

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 146.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 146, DNCE 147, DNCE 246, and DNCE 247.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This continued study of Latin dance principles and technique focuses on beginning-intermediate Latin partnering dances, such as the cha cha, salsa, and American rumba. Students learn and perform Latin partnering dances while improving alignment, rhythm, footwork, and styling. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 152: Ballet I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 152, DNCE 154.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course focuses on the fundamentals of ballet technique, principles, and terminology. It prepares students for more advanced study in ballet. Topics include terminology, variations of ballet barre, center, petite allegro, adagio, and grande allegro work. Students develop increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition, and they are required to attend a live dance performance. (May be repeated three times.)

DNCE 154: Ballet II

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 152.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 152, DNCE 154.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course focuses on intermediate ballet technique, principles, and terminology. It prepares students for more advanced study in ballet. Topics include terminology, variations of ballet barre, center, petit allegro, adagio, and grand allegro work. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. (May be repeated three times.)

DNCE 157: Pilates Apparatus I

Units: 1
Prerequisites: DNCE 159.
Enrollment Limitation: Concurrent enrollment in DNCE 159 if prerequisite not met. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 157, DNCE 159, DNCE 257, DNCE 259.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course uses the universal reformer to teach Pilates concepts, movement, and technique. Students learn beginning exercises that develop and improve body alignment, strength, flexibility, control, coordination, and breathing. These apparatus exercises also aid in correcting imbalances or dance/sports injuries. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

DNCE 158: Dance Stretch

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course includes specific flexibility and strengthening exercises designed to improve overall body awareness. It introduces students to body awareness programs such as yoga, ideokinesis, gyrokinesis, Pilates, Alexander, and Feldenkrais techniques. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

DNCE 159: Pilates Mat Work I

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 157, DNCE 159, DNCE 257, DNCE 259.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This Pilates conditioning course emphasizes basic Pilates mat work exercises and body awareness that lead to improved strength, flexibility, control, coordination, body alignment, and breathing. Students learn basic Pilates principles to develop a kinesiological awareness for improved dance/sports technique and performance. (May be repeated two times.) UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

DNCE 166: Jazz Dance I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 166, DNCE 168, DNCE 266, DNCE 268.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course focuses on the fundamentals of jazz-dance technique, principles, and terminology. It prepares students for a more advanced study in jazz dance. Topics include terminology, warm-up, on-the-diagonal progressions, and dance combinations center floor. Students develop increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. (May be repeated one time.)

DNCE 168: Jazz Dance II

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 166.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 166, DNCE 168, DNCE 266, DNCE 268.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course provides study in intermediate jazz dance technique, principles, and terminology. It prepares students for more advanced study in jazz dance. Topics include warm-up, stretches, on-the-diagonal progressions, and dance combinations center floor. Students are required to attend a live dance concert. (May be repeated one time.)

DNCE 169: Introduction to World Dance Forms

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 130, DNCE 131, DNCE 132, DNCE 133, DNCE 169.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring even years

This course introduces the dance and music of various world dance cultures, including Africa, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. Students learn basic dance steps, postures, rhythms, timing, and movements of different world dance forms. The course examines the function and aesthetic of dance within various cultures, such as ritual, social, and artistic expression. Students develop increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition, and they are required to attend a live dance performance. (May be repeated one time.)

DNCE 172: Musical Theater Dance I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course provides study in beginning dance technique, principles, and terminology appropriate for musical theater dance. It prepares students to audition for the MCC musical and for more advanced study in musical theater dance. Topics include warm up, across the floor progressions, and dance combinations center floor. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 174: Musical Theater Dance II

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course provides study in intermediate dance technique, principles, and terminology appropriate for musical theater dance. It prepares students to audition for the MCC musical and for more advanced study in musical theater dance. Topics include warm up, across the floor progressions, and dance combinations center floor. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 176: Modern Dance I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 176 and DNCE 178.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course introduces modern dance principles and techniques, exploring the elements of time, space, energy, and shape. Students learn correct body alignment, rhythm, breath, and balance through the study and practice of modern dance combinations. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. (May be repeated three times.)

DNCE 178: Modern Dance II

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 176.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 176 and DNCE 178.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course is a continued study of modern dance, based on the principles of contraction and release, fall and recovery, and effort/shape. Students learn movement combinations and group choreography, utilizing intermediate modern dance technique, improvisation, and choreographic variations. Students are required to attend a live dance concert. (May be repeated three times.)

DNCE 179: Musical Theatre Dance Production

Units: 1-2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: DRAM 204.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Laboratory 6 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course focuses on dance techniques within the context of historical and contemporary Broadway musicals and/or plays. Students assess how movement, energy, stage presence, and musicality affect level of performance, and they integrate these techniques into choreography of a theatrical performance. (May be repeated two times.)

DNCE 183: Commercial Dance

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course emphasizes movement for commercial dance work used in movies, concert dance, television, musical theater, and videos offering current trends in popular dance styles. It includes turns, floor work, leaps, and rhythm techniques. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Any or all activity courses, maximum credit, 4 units.

DNCE 185: Choreography

Units: 3
Prerequisites: DNCE 152, DNCE 166, or DNCE 176.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course focuses on the art and craft of choreography using the compositional dance principles of time, space, and energy. Students analyze dances by contemporary choreographers and create dance sequences using structured improvisation, movement exploration, and musical interpretation. The course emphasizes solo and small-group work. (May be repeated one time.)

DNCE 191: Tap Dance I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course provides study in beginning tap dance technique, principles, and terminology. It prepares students for a more advanced study in tap dance. Topics include terminology, warm-up, combinations across the floor, and center-floor combinations. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.(May be repeated one time.)

DNCE 193: Tap Dance II

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 191.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course provides study in intermediate tap dance technique, principles, and terminology. It prepares students for more advanced study in tap dance. Topics include terminology, warm-up, combinations across the floor, and center-floor combinations. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. (May be repeated one time.)

DNCE 200: Contemporary Dance Production I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 200, DNCE 201, DNCE 202, DNCE 203, DNCE 261, DNCE 262.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This course explores the choreographic, rehearsal, and performance process of contemporary dance forms for dance concerts, outreach, and community events at a beginning level. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements. This course culminates in a live dance performance. Formerly DNCE 296-3.

DNCE 201: Contemporary Dance Production II

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 200, DNCE 201, DNCE 202, DNCE 203, DNCE 261, DNCE 262.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall odd years

This course explores the choreographic, rehearsal, and performance process of contemporary dance forms for dance concerts, outreach, and community events at the intermediate level. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements. This course culminates in a live dance performance.

DNCE 202: Contemporary Dance Production III

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 200, DNCE 201, DNCE 202, DNCE 203, DNCE 261, DNCE 262.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring even years

This course explores the choreographic, rehearsal, and performance process of contemporary dance forms for dance concerts, outreach, and community events at the intermediate-advanced level. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements. This course culminates in a live dance performance.

DNCE 203: Contemporary Dance Production IV

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 200, DNCE 201, DNCE 202, DNCE 203, DNCE 261, DNCE 262.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall even years

This course explores the choreographic, rehearsal, and performance process of contemporary dance forms for dance concerts, outreach, and community events at the advanced level. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements. This course culminates in a live dance performance.

DNCE 204: Classical Dance Production I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 160, DNCE 162, DNCE 204, DNCE 205, DNCE 206, DNCE 207.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall even years

This course explores the choreographic, rehearsal, and performance process of classical dance genres for dance concerts, outreach, and community events at a beginning level. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements. This course culminates in a live dance performance.

DNCE 205: Classical Dance Production II

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition and maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 160, DNCE 162, DNCE 204, DNCE 205, DNCE 206, DNCE 207.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring even years

This course explores the choreographic, rehearsal, and performance process of classical dance genres for dance concerts, outreach, and community events at the intermediate level. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements. This course culminates in a live dance performance.

DNCE 206: Classical Dance Production III

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition and maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 160, DNCE 162, DNCE 204, DNCE 205, DNCE 206, DNCE 207.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This course explores the choreographic, rehearsal, and performance process of classical dance forms for dance concerts, outreach, and community events at the intermediate-to-advanced level. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements. This course culminates in a live dance performance. Formerly DNCE 296-4.

DNCE 207: Classical Dance Production IV

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition and maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 160, DNCE 162, DNCE 204, DNCE 205, DNCE 206, DNCE 207.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall odd years

This course explores the choreographic, rehearsal, and performance process of classical dance genres for dance concerts, outreach, and community events at an advanced level. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements. This course culminates in a live dance performance.

DNCE 214: Student Choreography Production I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This course explores the choreographic process for the beginning-to-intermediate student choreographer. Students study the principles and concepts that take a choreographic work from the choreographer's beginning thoughts, to the rehearsal process, and then to an on-stage performance. Formerly DNCE 296-1.

DNCE 215: Student Choreography Production II

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring even years

This course explores the choreographic process for the intermediate-to-advanced student choreographer. Students study the principles and concepts that take a choreographic work from the choreographer's beginning thoughts, to the rehearsal process, and then to an on-stage performance.

DNCE 221: Hip Hop III

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 122.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 121, DNCE 122, DNCE 221, DNCE 222.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This continuation of hip hop dance, focusing on styles used for movies, television, and video productions. It includes popping, locking, Bboying, rocking, and other hip hop styles at an intermediate level. Students are required to see a live dance concert.

DNCE 222: Hip Hop IV

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 221
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 121, DNCE 122, DNCE 221, DNCE 222.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This continuation of hip hop dance focuses on styles used for movies, television, and video productions. It includes popping, locking, Bboying, rocking, and other hip hop styles at an intermediate-advanced level. Students are required to see a live dance concert.

DNCE 240: Ballroom Dance Technique III

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 143.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 140, DNCE 143, DNCE 240, and DNCE 243.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This continued study of ballroom dance principles and techniques focuses on the intermediate level of American ballroom dances, including Viennese waltz, fox-trot, and swing. Students learn and perform intermediate ballroom dance combinations while improving musicality, styling, and partnering skills. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

DNCE 243: Ballroom Dance Technique IV

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 240.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 140, DNCE 143, DNCE 240, and DNCE 243.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This continued study of ballroom dance principles and techniques focuses on the intermediate-advanced level of American ballroom dances, including Viennese waltz, fox-trot, and swing. Students learn and perform intermediate-advanced ballroom dance combinations while improving musicality, styling, improvisation, and partnering skills. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

DNCE 246: Latin Dance Technique III

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 147.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 146, DNCE 147, DNCE 246, and DNCE 247.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This continued study of Latin dance principles and technique focuses on intermediate Latin partnering dances, such as the samba, mambo, and international rumba. Students learn and perform Latin partnering dances while improving alignment, musicality, footwork, and styling. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 247: Latin Dance Technique IV

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 246.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 146, DNCE 147, DNCE 246, and DNCE 247.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This continued study of Latin dance principles and technique focuses on intermediate-advanced Latin partnering dances, such as the samba, mambo, and international rumba. Students learn and perform Latin partnering dances while improving alignment, musicality, footwork, and styling. Students are required to attend a live dance concert.

DNCE 250: Contemporary Dance Intensive I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 250, DNCE 253, DNCE 254, DNCE 256.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Summer

This intensive focuses on contemporary dance as an expressive art form at the beginning/intermediate level. Guest artists may be brought in and work on building technical skills, improvisational skills, and partnering skills. Repertory may be taught from the guest artists' experiences. The course evaluates movement phrases in space, effort, and time and focuses on establishing kinesthetic awareness and the ability to find one's own groove.

DNCE 253: Contemporary Dance Intensive II

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 250, DNCE 253, DNCE 254, DNCE 256.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Summer

This intensive focuses on contemporary dance as an expressive art form at the intermediate level. Guest artists may be brought in and work on building technical skills, improvisational skills, and partnering skills. Repertory may be taught from guest artists' experiences. The course evaluates movement phrases in space, effort, and time and focuses on establishing kinesthetic awareness and the ability to find one's own groove.

DNCE 254: Contemporary Dance Intensive III

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 250, DNCE 253, DNCE 254, DNCE 256.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Summer

This intensive focuses on contemporary dance as an expressive art form at the intermediate-advanced level. Guest artists may be brought in and work on building technical skills, improvisational skills, and partnering skills. Repertory may be taught from their company experiences. The course evaluates movement phrases in space, effort, and time and focuses on establishing kinesthetic awareness and the ability to find one's own groove.

DNCE 256: Contemporary Dance Intensive IV

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments between/among DNCE 250, DNCE 253, DNCE 254, DNCE 256.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Summer

This intensive focuses on contemporary dance as an expressive art form at the advanced level. Guest artists may be brought in and work on building technical skills, improvisational skills, and partnering skills. Repertory may be taught from their company experiences. The course evaluates movement phrases in space, effort, and time and focuses on establishing kinesthetic awareness and the ability to find one's own groove.

DNCE 260: Dance Touring Ensemble

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course allows students to study traditional and contemporary choreography through rehearsal and competitive performance. Dancers participate in concerts and festivals on campus and throughout the community and region, including American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) competitions. Students experience different repertoire each semester the course is offered. (May be repeated three times.)

DNCE 263: Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance A

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 263, DNCE 264, DNCE 267, DNCE 269.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Summer

This course offers students and choreographers a beginning-level experience working in a collaborative workshop setting. Students participate in the creative process throughout the workshop, which culminates in a public performance. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements.

DNCE 264: Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance B

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 263, DNCE 264, DNCE 267, DNCE 269.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Summer

This course offers students and choreographers a beginning-intermediate level experience working in a collaborative workshop setting. Students participate in the creative process throughout the workshop, which culminates in a public performance. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements.

DNCE 266: Jazz Dance III

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 168.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 166, DNCE 168, DNCE 266, DNCE 268.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course provides study in intermediate/advanced jazz-dance technique, principles, and terminology. Topics include body alignment, and musicality.

DNCE 267: Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance C

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 263, DNCE 264, DNCE 267, DNCE 269.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Summer

This course offers students and choreographers an intermediate-advanced level experience working in a collaborative workshop setting. Students participate in the creative process throughout the workshop, which culminates in a public performance. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements.

DNCE 268: Jazz Dance IV

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 266.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 166, DNCE 168, DNCE 266, DNCE 268.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This course provides study in advanced jazz dance technique, principles, and terminology. Topics include musicality and various jazz styles.

DNCE 269: Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance D

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 263, DNCE 264, DNCE 267, DNCE 269.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Summer

This course offers students and choreographers an advanced-level experience working in a collaborative workshop setting. Students participate in the creative process throughout the workshop, which culminates in a public performance. Students work under professional working conditions and requirements.

DNCE 278: Dance as a Profession

Units: 2
Prerequisites: DNCE 185.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring odd years

This course is designed for the student planning to pursue dance as a career. Components of this course include audition techniques, resume building, photos, costume design, light design, music/sound editing and creation, and other aspects of dance as a profession.

DNCE 288: Dance Pedagogy

Units: 2
Prerequisites: DNCE 146, DNCE 152, DNCE 166, DNCE 168, DNCE 176, DNCE 178, or DNCE 266.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring even years

This course for dancers with a strong understanding of dance technique and aesthetics covers the theory and practical application of teaching dance. Topics include the analysis of objectives, principles, and techniques of dance instruction, including the development of lesson plans, syllabi, musical accompaniment, and student-learning outcomes for a variety of levels, styles, and settings.

DNCE 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

DNCE 296: Topics in Dance

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 0.5 hours.
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 1.5 hours.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 2.5 hours.
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in Dance that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.

DNCE 298: Directed Study in Dance

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor and department chair approval and successful completion of 12 units of college work with at least a 3.0 grade-point average.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Laboratory 3 hours
Laboratory 6 hours
Laboratory 9 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course allows students to pursue a special area of interest in order to achieve specific goals beyond the scope of existing courses within the discipline. Students work independently and interact directly with an instructor on an individual basis and as prescribed by the Directed Study Agreement.

DNCE 299: Occupational Cooperative Work Experience

Units: 1-4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

Occupational Cooperative Work Experience Education is intended for students employed in a job directly related to their major. It allows such students the opportunity to apply the theories and skills of their discipline to their position and to undertake new responsibilities and learn new skills at work. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.