Dance

https://www.miracosta.edu/academics/degree-and-certificate-programs/creative-and-applied-arts/dance/index.html

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 for the Dance major, to fulfill general education requirements, and for personal and professional enrichment. The department offers performance opportunities to both majors and non-majors. Examples of career options include professional performer, choreographer, dance studio owner, arts administrator, college/university dance instructor, dance physical therapist, dance researcher, dance ethnologist/historian, dance critic, dance scientist, athletic trainer, sales/marketing representative, special events coordinator, and arts lawyer. Note: Some of the careers listed require further education.

Academic and Career Pathway: Creative and Applied Arts

 

Contact Information

Chair: Trisha Hanada-Rogers

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman

https://www.miracosta.edu/academics/degree-and-certificate-programs/creative-and-applied-arts/dance/index.html

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. Most dance departments require auditions, so students are advised to complete advanced-level dance technique courses. Students should meet with Dance faculty and 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, interpret and create dance sequences using compositional principles of time, space and energy​.
  • demonstrate literacy in dance history, appreciation, and in world cultures.
  • practice and interpret dance technique and alignment​.
Required courses: 
DNCE 100Dance Appreciation3
or DNCE 100H Dance Appreciation (Honors)
or DNCE 101 Dance History
or DNCE 101H Dance History (Honors)
or DNCE 104 Dance on Film
or DNCE 105 Dance Cultures of the World
or DNCE 105H Dance Cultures of the World (Honors)
DNCE 154Ballet II1.5
DNCE 168Jazz Dance II1.5
DNCE 178Modern Dance II1.5
DNCE 185Choreography3
DNCE 278Dance as a Profession2
Required Dance Technique Electives *8.5
Select 8.5 units from the following courses:
Hip Hop I
Hip Hop II
Middle Eastern Dance I
Middle Eastern Dance II
Afro-Cuban Dance I
Afro-Cuban Dance II
Pacific Island Dance I
Pacific Island Dance II
Ballroom Dance Technique I
Ballroom Dance Technique II
Latin Dance Technique I
Latin Dance Technique II
Pilates Mat & Reformer I
Ballet I
Ballet II
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
Tap Dance I
Hip Hop III
Hip Hop IV
Middle Eastern Dance III
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
Required Dance Performance Electives *3
Select 3 units from the following courses:
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 students to teach dance in private studios, recreational facilities, gyms, or community dance programs. Students study theory and technique in movement, choreography and performance courses. 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 122Hip Hop II1
or DNCE 143 Ballroom Dance Technique II
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 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
Jazz Dance II
Introduction to World Dance Forms
Musical Theater Dance I
Musical Theater Dance II
Modern Dance II
Tap Dance I
Hip Hop III
Hip Hop IV
Middle Eastern Dance III
Ballroom Dance Technique III
Ballroom Dance Technique IV
Latin Dance Technique III
Latin Dance Technique IV
Jazz Dance III
Jazz Dance IV
Dance as a Profession
Total Units20.5

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
Ballet I
Ballet II
Ballroom Dance CRC
Ballroom Dance Technique I
Ballroom Dance Technique II
Ballroom Dance Technique III
Ballroom Dance Technique IV
Classical Dance Production CRC
Classical Dance Production I
Classical Dance Production II
Classical Dance Production III
Classical Dance Production IV
Contemporary Dance Production CRC
Contemporary Dance Production I
Contemporary Dance Production II
Contemporary Dance Production III
Contemporary Dance Production IV
Contemporary Dance Workshop CRC
Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance A
Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance B
Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance C
Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance D
Dance in the Americas CRC
Latin Dance Technique I
Latin Dance Technique II
Latin Dance Technique III
Latin Dance Technique IV
Dance in the Caribbean CRC
Afro-Cuban Dance I
Afro-Cuban Dance II
Introduction to World Dance Forms
Dance in the Middle East CRC
Middle Eastern Dance I
Middle Eastern Dance II
Middle Eastern Dance III
Dance in Oceania CRC
Pacific Island Dance I
Pacific Island Dance II
Hip Hop CRC
Hip Hop I
Hip Hop II
Hip Hop III
Hip Hop IV
Jazz Dance CRC
Jazz Dance I
Jazz Dance II
Jazz Dance III
Jazz Dance IV
Modern Dance CRC
Modern Dance I
Modern Dance II
Musical Theater CRC
Musical Theater Dance I
Musical Theater Dance II
Student Choreography Production CRC
Student Choreography Production I
Student Choreography Production II
Summer Dance Intensive CRC
Contemporary Dance Intensive I
Contemporary Dance Intensive II
Contemporary Dance Intensive III
Contemporary Dance Intensive IV

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 on the Courses and Programs webpage at https://www.miracosta.edu/governance/courses-and-programs-committee/curriculum-management-system.html.

Courses

DNCE 100: Dance Appreciation

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in DNCE 100H.
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. 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.
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. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: DNCE 100 and DNCE 100H.

DNCE 101: Dance History

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in DNCE 101H.
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. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for DNCE 101 or DNCE 101H.

DNCE 101H: Dance History (Honors)

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in DNCE 101.
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 observe, analyze and discuss dance as it relates to other art forms within various historical periods. This course will focus on dance in western civilization from antiquity to the present, emphasizing cultural context and historical development of ballet and modern dance. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for DNCE 101 or DNCE 101H.

DNCE 104: Dance on Film

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

This course explores the influence of dance as entertainment in 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
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in DNCE 105H.
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, gender roles, 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. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for DNCE 105 or DNCE 105H.

DNCE 105H: Dance Cultures of the World (Honors)

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in DNCE 105.
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 observe, analyze and discuss a variety of world dance genres from 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, gender roles, 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. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for DNCE 105 or DNCE 105H.

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: DNCE 121.
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 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, and DNCE 230.
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, Raqs Sharqi, 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, and DNCE 230.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall odd 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, Raqs al Sharqi, 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, and DNCE 230.
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, and DNCE 230.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall even 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 134: Pacific Island Dance I

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

This course introduces the dance and music of the Pacific Islands, including Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. Specific countries may include but are not limited to Samoa, Hawai'i, Guam, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Naru, and Palau. Students learn basic dance steps, postures, rhythms, timing, songs, and movements of different Pacific Island dance in contemporary and traditional forms using Pacific Island movement terminology. The course examines the function and aesthetic of dance as ritual, social discourse, education, and artistic expression. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

DNCE 135: Pacific Island Dance II

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

This course continues the exploration of dance and music of the Pacific Islands, including Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. Specific countries may include but are not limited to Samoa, Hawai'i, Guam, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Naru, and Palau. Students learn intermediate dance steps, postures, rhythms, timing, songs, and movements of different Pacific Island dance in contemporary and traditional forms using Pacific Island movement terminology. The course examines the function and aesthetic of dance as ritual, social discourse, education, and artistic expression. Students are required to attend a live dance performance.

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 yrs, Spring odd yrs

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: Fall even yrs, Spring odd yrs

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 odd yrs, Spring even yrs

This course introduces beginning dance principles and techniques of Latin partnering dances, such as the cha cha, salsa, samba, and 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: Fall odd years

This continued study of Latin dance principles and technique focuses on beginning-intermediate Latin partnering dances, such as the cha cha, salsa, samba and 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 150: Pilates Mat & Reformer I

Units: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 150, DNCE 157, DNCE 159, DNCE 257, DNCE 259.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This beginning-intermediate level Pilates-based program utilizes mat and reformer exercises designed to improve strength, flexibility, enhance dance performance, movement coordination, and physical conditioning. (May be repeated once.)

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 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, and DNCE 230.
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 even years

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 odd years

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 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 odd yrs, Spring even yrs

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 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.

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: Spring 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: Fall 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.

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.

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 odd 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 230: Middle Eastern Dance III

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: DNCE 131.
Enrollment Limitation: Maximum of four enrollments among DNCE 130, DNCE 131, DNCE 132, DNCE 133, DNCE 169, and DNCE 230.
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 intermediate-advanced level. Students learn dance choreographies, focusing on Raqs al Baladi, Raqs al Sharqi, Taqsim, Veil work, 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 240: Ballroom Dance Technique III

Units: 1
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
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall odd yrs, Spring even yrs

This continued study of ballroom dance principles and techniques focuses on the intermediate level of American ballroom dances, including slow waltz, Viennese waltz, fox-trot, tango 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
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
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall odd yrs, Spring even yrs

This continued study of ballroom dance principles and techniques focuses on the intermediate-advanced level of American ballroom dances, including slow waltz, Viennese waltz, fox-trot, tango 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
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
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall odd years

This continued study of Latin dance principles and technique focuses on intermediate Latin partnering dances, such as the cha cha, salsa, samba, mambo, and 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
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
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall odd years

This continued study of Latin dance principles and technique focuses on intermediate-advanced Latin partnering dances, such as the cha cha, salsa, samba, mambo and 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 odd years

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 even years

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 even years

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 odd years

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 Association (ACDA) 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 odd years

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 even years

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 musicality and various jazz styles.

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 odd years

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

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 even years

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 even 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 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: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 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 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.