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Discipline: Dance
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Alignment and Correctives I DNCE 39A
  • DNCE 39A (Alignment and Correctives I) students will learn to execute basic Pilates techniques.
  • DNCE 39A students will be able to execute personal alignment corrections based on information and exercises learned in class.
Ballet Fundamentals DNCE 1
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate proper alignment in first position.
  • Demonstrate the five basic arm positions.
  • Demonstrate proper timing on floor progressions
  • Use fundamental ballet terminology.
  • Compare and contrast the differences in fundamental barre technique, center floor technique and floor progression technique.
Ballet I DNCE 2A
  • 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.
Ballet II DNCE 2B
  • 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.
Ballet Performance DNCE 3
  • DNCE 3 (Ballet Performance) students will be able to execute and perform advanced ballet techniques and classical variations.
  • DNCE 3 (Ballet Performance) students will be able to define advanced ballet terms.
Choreography DNCE 4
  • DNCE 4 (Choreography) students will expand their theoretical and historical knowledge in the field of choreography.
  • DNCE 4 (Choreography) students will be able to present basic choreographic forms and compositional design.
Classical Dance DNCE 31
  • DNCE 31 (Classical Dance) students will improve ballet skills by exploring different schools of ballet technique.
  • DNCE 31 (Classical Dance) students will be able to execute and perform intermediate ballet techniques and classical variations.
Commercial Dance DNCE 32
  • 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.
Commercial Dance II DNCE 36
  • 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.
Conditioning Through Dance DNCE 40
  • 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.
Contemporary Dance DNCE 30
  • DNCE 30 (Contemporary Dance) students will be able to execute contemporary dance technique.
  • DNCE 30 (Contemporary Dance) students will be able to define basic contemporary dance terms.
Dance Audition Techniques DNCE 9
  • Students will be able to construct a portfolio of personal materials necessary for auditions in the commercial dance industry.
  • DNCE 9 Students will demonstrate proper audition etiquette and professionalism during a mock audition of the commercial dance industry.
Dance Directives DNCE 34
  • 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.
  • Dance Directives students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of various forms of pedagogical approaches as they relate to Dance.
Dance Ensemble DNCE 25
  • Students will be able to apply practical production elements including designs for lighting, costumes, and staging for various public dance performance spaces.
  • Students will demonstrate collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism in a creative process for a dance concert.
Dance Production DNCE 24
  • DNCE 24 (Dance Production) students will learn the basic elements of technical production.
  • DNCE 24 (Dance Production) students will learn the basic elements of concert production.
Dance Rehearsal DNCE 22
  • DNCE 22 students will be able to define stage and production terminology.
  • DNCE 22 (Dance rehearsal) students will learn the basic elements of rehearsal and performance skill.
Dance Teaching Methods DN-T 38
  • To experience and develop dance pedagogy applicable in ballet, jazz and modern dance.
  • To develop and write lesson plans in ballet, jazz and modern dance.
  • 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.
  • Students will be able to assemble a comprehensive job portfolio that includes a cover letter, resume and business card template.
Functional Anatomy for Pilates DN-T 28
  • 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.
History and Appreciation of Dance DN-T 20
  • 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.
  • Analyze dance in film and live performance.
  • Compare and contrast classical and contemporary periods of theatrical dance.
  • Assess the cross-cultural influences that have shaped theatrical dance.
Improvisation DNCE 33
  • 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.
Introduction to Dance DN-T 18
  • DN-T 18 (Introduction to Dance) students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of various multicultural dance forms.
  • DN-T 18 (Introduction of Dance) students will gain an appreciation of dance as a performing art.
  • Identify basic dance forms.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various dance forms.
  • Compare and contrast different dance forms through performance and written evaluation.
  • Understand criteria to critique dance performances.
  • Improve general physical condition through participation in the dance activities.
Jazz Fundamentals DNCE 17
  • DNCE 17 (Jazz Fundamentals) students will be able to execute fundamental jazz dance techniques.
  • DNCE 17 (Jazz Fundamentals) students will be able to define fundamental jazz dance terms.
Jazz I DNCE 14A
  • 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 14A (Jazz I) Students will be able to execute basic jazz dance technique.
Jazz II DNCE 14B
  • 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.
Jazz Performance DNCE 15
  • DNCE 15 (Jazz performance) students will be able to execute and perform advanced jazz dance technique.
  • DNCE 15 (Jazz Performance) students will be able to define advanced jazz dance terms.
Latin Dance I DNCE 8
  • 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.
Modern Fundamentals DNCE 10
  • Demonstrate effort and dynamics through Modern Dance warm-up.
  • Modern Fundamentals students will be able to execute fundamental modern dance techniques.
  • Modern Fundamentals students will be able to define fundamental modern dance terminology.
  • . Demonstrate strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination through Modern Dance.
  • 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.
  • Improve endurance and conditioning through participation in Modern Dance.
Modern I DNCE 12A
  • DNCE 12A (Modern I) students will be able to perform basic modern dance techniques.
  • DNCE 12A (Modern I) students will be able to define basic modern dance terms.
Modern II DNCE 12B
  • DNCE 12B course completers will be prepared to represent Mt. SAC at an outside performance.
  • DNCE 12B (Modern II) Students be able to execute intermediate modern dance techniques.
Modern Performance DNCE 13
  • DNCE 13 (Modern performance) students will be able to execute and perform advanced Modern dance technique.
  • DNCE 13 (Modern Performance) students will be able to define advanced Modern dance terms.
Pilates Fundamentals DNCE 39
  • DNCE 39 students will learn to execute basic Pilates techniques.
  • DNCE 39 students will be able to execute personal alignment corrections based on information and exercises learned in class.
Pilates I DNCE 41
  • 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
Pilates II DNCE 42
  • 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.
Pilates III DNCE 43
  • Students will identify contributions of First Generation Pilates teachers through a research assignment.
  • Students will execute 1 advanced exercise each on the Reformer and Wunda Chair and 2 exercises on the Cadillac.
Pilates Teaching-Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Auxiliary Equipment DN-T 34
  • Students will be able to develop teaching formats for mat and apparatus that work the body in all planes of motion.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate Pilates exercises anatomically, biomechanically with safety.
Pilates Teaching-Mat and Reformer DN-T 31
  • Students will be able to evaluate Pilates instructors in a variety of settings.
  • Students will present professionally as a Pilates teacher.
Repertory DNCE 35
  • 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.
Social Dance Forms I DNCE 11A
  • DNCE 11A (Social Dance I) Students will be able to execute basic social dance techniques.
  • DNCE 11A (Social Dance Forms I) students will be able to execute basic partner skill and positions.
Social Dance Forms II DNCE 11B
  • DNCE 11B (Social Dance II) students will be able to execute intermediate/advanced social dance techniques.
  • DNCE 11B (Social Dance Forms II) students will be able to execute intermediate/advanced partner skills and positions.
Tap I DNCE 18A
  • DNCE 18A (Tap I) students will be able to execute basic tap dance technique.
  • DNCE 18A (Tap I) students will be able to define basic tap dance terms.
Tap II DNCE 18B
  • DNCE 18B (Tap II) students will be able to execute intermediate tap dance technique.
  • DNCE 18B (Tap II) students will be able to define intermediate tap dance terms.
Tap Performance DNCE 19
  • DNCE 19 (Tap Performance) students will be able to execute and perform advanced Tap techniques and combinations.
  • DNCE 19 (Tap Performance) students will be able to define advanced Tap dance terms.
Teaching Pilates Cadillac and Wunda Chair Repertoire DN-T 32
  • Students will be able to perform technique and exercises on the Cadillac and Wunda Chair apparatus.
  • Students will be able to teach, with attention to detail, exercises for the Cadillac and Wunda Chair apparatus.
Teaching Pilates Mat DN-T 29
  • Students will be able to teach the individual Pilates mat exercises
  • Students will be able to design Pilates mat sequences for different settings and clientele.
Teaching Pilates Ped-a-Pul, Barrels and Auxiliary Equipment Repertoire DN-T 33
  • 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 apparatus and with props.
Teaching Pilates Reformer Repertoire DN-T 30
  • Students will be able to teach and demonstrate the individual Pilates Reformer exercises
  • Students will be able to design Reformer sequences for different settings and clientele.
Theater Dance I DNCE 28
  • 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.
Theater Dance II DNCE 29
  • 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.
Theory and Principles of Pilates DN-T 27
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of Pilates history, philosophy, principles and concepts.
  • 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.