Dance

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
DNCE 39AAlignment and Correctives I^ DNCE 39A students will be able to execute personal alignment corrections based on information and exercises learned in class. ^ DNCE 39A (Alignment and Correctives I) students will learn to execute basic Pilates techniques.
DNCE 1Ballet Fundamentals^ Compare and contrast the differences in fundamental barre technique, center floor technique and floor progression technique. ^ Demonstrate proper alignment in first position. ^ Demonstrate proper timing on floor progressions ^ Demonstrate the five basic arm positions. ^ DNCE 1 (Ballet Fundamentals) students will be able to execute fundamental ballet techniques. ^ DNCE 1 students will be able to define fundamental ballet dance terms. ^ Use fundamental ballet terminology.
DNCE 2ABallet I^ DNCE 2A (Ballet I) students will be able to execute basic ballet techniques. ^ DNCE 2A (Ballet I) students will be able to define basic ballet terms.
DNCE 2BBallet II^ DNCE 2B (Ballet II) students will be able to execute intermediate ballet techniques. ^ DNCE 2B-2 (Ballet II) students will be able to define intermediate ballet terms.
DNCE 3Ballet Performance^ DNCE 3 (Ballet Performance) students will be able to define advanced ballet terms. ^ DNCE 3 (Ballet Performance) students will be able to execute and perform advanced ballet techniques and classical variations.
DNCE 4Choreography^ DNCE 4 (Choreography) students will be able to present basic choreographic forms and compositional design. ^ DNCE 4 (Choreography) students will expand their theoretical and historical knowledge in the field of choreography.
DNCE 31Classical Dance^ DNCE 31 (Classical Dance) students will be able to execute and perform intermediate ballet techniques and classical variations. ^ DNCE 31 (Classical Dance) students will improve ballet skills by exploring different schools of ballet technique.
DNCE 32Commercial Dance^ DNCE 32 (Commercial Dance) students will learn intermediate commercial dance techniques. ^ DNCE 32 students will learn basic performance skills and be able to execute commercial dance choreography.
DNCE 36Commercial Dance II^ DNCE 32 (Commercial Dance II) students will learn advanced commercial dance technique. ^ DNCE 36 Students will improve commercial dance skills by learning and performing different schools of commercial dance.
DNCE 40Conditioning Through Dance^ DNCE 40 (Conditioning Through Dance) students will improve physical fitness through the coordination of dance exercises. ^ DNCE 40 students will demonstrate an understanding of how exercise effects overall health physically, mentally and emotionally.
DNCE 30Contemporary Dance^ DNCE 30 (Contemporary Dance) students will be able to define basic contemporary dance terms. ^ DNCE 30 (Contemporary Dance) students will be able to execute contemporary dance technique.
DNCE 34Dance Directives^ Dance Directives students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of various forms of pedagogical approaches as they relate to Dance. ^ DNCE 34 (Dance Directives) students will be able to generate a dance lesson plan based on the investigation of a broad range of physical and conceptual abilities.
DNCE 24Dance Production^ DNCE 24 (Dance Production) students will learn the basic elements of concert production. ^ DNCE 24 (Dance Production) students will learn the basic elements of technical production.
DNCE 22Dance Rehearsal^ DNCE 22 (Dance rehearsal) students will learn the basic elements of rehearsal and performance skill. ^ DNCE 22 students will be able to define stage and production terminology.
DN-T 38Dance Teaching Methods^ Students will be able to assemble a comprehensive job portfolio that includes a cover letter, resume and business card template. ^ Students will be able to present a comprehensive portfolio that includes lesson plans, teaching analogies and personal responses that chronicle the process of becoming a successful dance teacher. ^ To develop and write lesson plans in ballet, jazz and modern dance. ^ To experience and develop dance pedagogy applicable in ballet, jazz and modern dance.
DN-T 28Functional Anatomy for Pilates^ Students will be able to analyze the biomechanics of Pilates exercises. ^ Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic anatomy as to how it is applied in teaching pilates.
DN-T 20History and Appreciation of Dance^ Analyze dance in film and live performance. ^ Assess the cross-cultural influences that have shaped theatrical dance. ^ Compare and contrast classical and contemporary periods of theatrical dance. ^ DN-T 20 (History and appreciation of Dance) students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the chronological overview of western theatrical dance from the Renaissance period to the present. ^ DN-T 20 (History and appreciation of Dance) students will gain an appreciation of dance as a performing art. ^ Identify a chronological overview of theatrical dance from renaissance court to present time. ^ Identify major artists of dance periods. ^ Students completing DN-T 20 will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
DNCE 33Improvisation^ DNCE 33 (Improvisation) students will be able to execute the 5 energies of improvisation. ^ Students will demonstrate partner and group awareness through performance of improvisational partner exercises.
DN-T 18Introduction to Dance^ Compare and contrast different dance forms through performance and written evaluation. ^ Demonstrate knowledge of various dance forms. ^ DN-T 18 (Introduction of Dance) students will gain an appreciation of dance as a performing art. ^ DN-T 18 (Introduction to Dance) students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of various multicultural dance forms. ^ Identify basic dance forms. ^ Improve general physical condition through participation in the dance activities. ^ Understand criteria to critique dance performances.
DNCE 17Jazz Fundamentals^ DNCE 17 (Jazz Fundamentals) students will be able to define fundamental jazz dance terms. ^ DNCE 17 (Jazz Fundamentals) students will be able to execute fundamental jazz dance techniques.
DNCE 14AJazz I^ Course completers will appreciate Jazz Dance as a performing art. ^ DNCE 14A (Jazz I) Students will be able to execute basic jazz dance technique.
DNCE 14BJazz II^ DNCE 14 B (Jazz II) Students will be able to execute intermediate jazz dance technique. ^ DNCE 14B (Jazz II) students will be able to define intermediate jazz dance terms.
DNCE 15Jazz Performance^ DNCE 15 (Jazz Performance) students will be able to define advanced jazz dance terms. ^ DNCE 15 (Jazz performance) students will be able to execute and perform advanced jazz dance technique.
DNCE 8 Latin Dance I^ DNCE 8 (Latin Dance I) students will be able to execute basic Latin dance technique. ^ DNCE 8 (Latin Dance) students will be able to execute basic Latin positions and partner skills.
DNCE 10Modern Fundamentals^ . Demonstrate strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination through Modern Dance. ^ Demonstrate effort and dynamics through Modern Dance warm-up. ^ Improve endurance and conditioning through participation in Modern Dance. ^ Modern Fundamentals students will be able to define fundamental modern dance terminology. ^ Modern Fundamentals students will be able to execute fundamental modern dance techniques. ^ Perform contractions, curves and spirals in across the floor combinations ^ Perform the techniques of putting fundamental steps together in a specific combination using rhythmic perception, dynamics, and musicality.
DNCE 12AModern I^ DNCE 12A (Modern I) students will be able to define basic modern dance terms. ^ DNCE 12A (Modern I) students will be able to perform basic modern dance techniques.
DNCE 12BModern II^ DNCE 12B (Modern II) Students be able to execute intermediate modern dance techniques. ^ DNCE 12B course completers will be prepared to represent Mt. SAC at an outside performance.
DNCE 13Modern Performance^ DNCE 13 (Modern Performance) students will be able to define advanced Modern dance terms. ^ DNCE 13 (Modern performance) students will be able to execute and perform advanced Modern dance technique.
DNCE 41Pilates I^ Students will be able to execute 2 beginning and 2 intermediate mat exercises, 2 beginning Reformer and 1 Pilatesstick exercises. ^ Students will describe Pilates principles through a written exam
DNCE 42Pilates II^ Students will execute 2 intermediate exercises each on the Mat and Reformer, 1 intermediate exercise on the Pilatesstick and 1 beginning exercise on the Wunda Chair. ^ Students will maintain written journal observations of Pilates principles as applied to lifestyle.
DNCE 43Pilates III^ Students will execute 1 advanced exercise each on the Reformer and Wunda Chair and 2 exercises on the Cadillac. ^ Students will identify contributions of First Generation Pilates teachers through a research assignment.
DN-T 34Pilates Teaching-Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Auxiliary Equipment^ Students will be able to demonstrate Pilates exercises anatomically, biomechanically with safety. ^ Students will be able to develop teaching formats for mat and apparatus that work the body in all planes of motion.
DN-T 31Pilates Teaching-Mat and Reformer^ Students will be able to evaluate pilates instructors in a variety of settings. ^ Students will present professionally as a pilates teacher.
DNCE 35Repertory^ DNCE 35 (Repertory) students will learn intermediate/advanced performance skill through the participation in the Repertory Dance company. ^ DNCE 35 students will demonstrate knowledge of the elements of Repertory Concert Production.
DNCE 11ASocial Dance Forms I^ DNCE 11A (Social Dance Forms I) students will be able to execute basic partner skill and positions. ^ DNCE 11A (Social Dance I) Students will be able to execute basic social dance techniques.
DNCE 11BSocial Dance Forms II^ DNCE 11B (Social Dance Forms II) students will be able to execute intermediate/advanced partner skills and positions. ^ DNCE 11B (Social Dance II) students will be able to execute intermediate/advanced social dance techniques.
DNCE 18ATap I^ DNCE 18A (Tap I) students will be able to define basic tap dance terms. ^ DNCE 18A (Tap I) students will be able to execute basic tap dance technique.
DNCE 18BTap II^ DNCE 18B (Tap II) students will be able to define intermediate tap dance terms. ^ DNCE 18B (Tap II) students will be able to execute intermediate tap dance technique.
DNCE 19Tap Performance^ DNCE 19 (Tap Performance) students will be able to define advanced Tap dance terms. ^ DNCE 19 (Tap Performance) students will be able to execute and perform advanced Tap techniques and combinations.
DN-T 32Teaching Pilates Cadillac and Wunda Chair Repertoire^ Students will be able to perform technique and exercises on the Cadillac and Wunda Chair appartatus. ^ Students will be able to teach, with attention to detail, exercises for the Cadillac and Wunda Chair appartatus.
DN-T 29Teaching Pilates Mat^ Students will be able to design Pilates mat sequences for different settings and clientele. ^ Students will be able to teach the individual Pilates mat exercises
DN-T 33Teaching Pilates Ped-a-Pul, Barrels and Auxiliary Equipment Repertoire^ Students will be able to perform exercises and techniques on Ped-a-pul, barrels, magic circle, c-cusion and props ^ Students will be able to teach exercises on small appartatus and with props.
DN-T 30Teaching Pilates Reformer Repertoire^ Students will be able to design Reformer sequences for different settings and clientele. ^ Students will be able to teach and demonstrate the individual pilates Reformer exercises
DNCE 28Theater Dance I^ DNCE 28 (Theatre Dance I) students will be able to execute basic theatrical dance variations/excerpts from various musicals and movies. ^ DNCE 28 students will be tested on 6 fundamental jazz and musical theatre dance exercises and skills.
DNCE 29Theater Dance II^ DNCE 29 (Theatre Dance II) students will be able to execute advanced theatrical dance variations/excerpts from various musicals and movies. ^ DNCE 29 students will be able to execute intermediate/advanced jazz and musical theatre dance exercises and skills.
DN-T 27Theory and Principles of Pilates^ Students will be able to develop client-specific Pilates programs. ^ Students will be able to present a comprehensive portfolio that includes lesson plans, teaching resume and personal responses that chronicle the process of becoming a successful Pilates instructor. ^ Students will demonstrate knowledge of pilates history, philosophy, principles and concepts.