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Course Offerings

Unless specifically required by a transfer institution for preparation for a Dance major, students are limited to four enrollments in any combination of courses related in content (families). Students intending to major in Dance at a California State University or University of California campus that requires more than the limit should see a counselor. 

 

* These courses meet the fitness/wellness requirements for general education

† These courses meets all Title 5 standards for transfers to CSU, UC Associate Degree Credit

 

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Dance 068* †

 

Introduction to Dance


1.5 units: 1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

This course provides the student with a practical introduction to the technique, theory, and vocabulary of various dance genres. Students will learn and practice the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and/or musical theater dance. Designed as an overview of dance, this course addresses dance genres from a historical perspective. Attention is also paid to theoretical and stylistic differences between as well as commonalties shared by various dance genres. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. Requirements include attendance at one live dance concert produced by the dance department and participation in one department sponsored master class.

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E, CSU


Transfer to:

CSU, UC

 

 

Dance 071A* †

Studio Workshop in Tap Dance

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

A beginning level technique course focusing on rudimentary rhythm tap technique. This class is designed for the beginning dancer or the dancer with previous training who needs to work on specific skills before moving on to a higher level of tap dance. The class will include a basic center floor warm-up, as well as a beginning level loco-motor progressions, dance combinations, and improvisation. Dance videos will be shown periodically to illustrate the history, development, and pioneers of rhythm tap dance. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

 

Dance 071B* †

 

Studio Workshop in Tap Dance II

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 071A or Dance 081A or equivalent. 

 

An intermediate level technique course focusing on rhythm tap technique. This class is designed for the dancer with previous training who needs to work on specific skills before moving on to a high level of tap dance. The class will include a center floor warm-up, as well as increasingly more complex loco-motor progressions, dance combinations, and improvisation. Dance videos will be shown periodically to illustrate the history, development, and pioneers of rhythm tap dance. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 072A* †  

 

Studio Workshop in Modern Dance I

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

A beginning level technique course focusing on rudimentary modern dance technique. This class is designed for the beginning dancer or the dancer with previous training who needs to work on specific skills before moving on to a higher level of modern dance. The class will include a center floor warm-up, movement progressions, and center floor patterns / combinations composed of qualities and movements introduced in the class. Dance videos will be shown periodically to illustrate a variety of movement styles and performance philosophies. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 072B* †  

 

Studio Workshop in Modern Dance II

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 072A or Dance 080A or equivalent. 

 

An intermediate level technique course which builds on the theories and skills introduced in Dance 080A and 072A. This class is designed for the dancer with previous beginning to low intermediate training who needs to work on specific skills before moving on to a higher level of modern dance. The class will include a center floor warm-up, movement progressions, and center floor patterns/combinations composed of qualities and movements introduced in the class. Dance videos will be shown periodically to illustrate a variety of movement styles and performance philosophies. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 074A* †

 

Studio Workshop in Jazz Dance I 

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

A beginning level technique course which focuses on developing and/ or reinforcing skills specific to jazz dance. This class is designed for the beginning dancer or the dancer with previous training who needs to work on specific skills before moving on to a higher level of jazz dance. The class will include a stylized warm-up, basic loco-motor patterns, and center floor combinations. Dance videos will be shown periodically to illustrate a variety of movement styles and performance philosophies. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Attendance is required at one live dance concert produced by the dance department, and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 074B* †

 

Studio Workshop in Jazz Dance

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 074A or Dance 084A or equivalent. 

 

An intermediate level technique course focusing on jazz dance technique. This class is designed for the dancer with previous training who needs to work on specific skills before moving on to a higher level of jazz dance. The class will include a center floor warmup, intermediate level loco-motor progressions, which will increase in complexity and difficulty, and dance combinations emphasizing intermediate level skills. Dance videos will be shown periodically to illustrate the history, development, and pioneers of American jazz dance. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

 

Dance 078A* †

 

Studio Workshop in Ballet I 

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

 


A beginning technique course using a broad spectrum of ballet vocabulary. The class will begin with a warm-up to include center floor stretches, barre work, and alignment exercises. Locomotor patterns will include leaps, jumps, turns, and a variety of other ballet progressions. The class will culminate with center floor patterns composed of qualities and movements introduced during the barre work. Dance films/DVD’s will be shown periodically to illustrate a variety of movement styles and performance philosophies. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Attendance is required at one live dance concert produced by the dance department and participation in one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

Dance 078B* †  

 

Studio Workshop in Ballet II

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation: 
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 078A or Dance 088A or equivalent. 

 

An intermediate level technique course using a broad spectrum of ballet vocabulary. The class will begin with a warm-up to include center floor stretches, barre work, and alignment exercises. Loco-motor patterns to include leaps, jumps, turns, and a variety of other ballet progressions. The class will culminate with center floor patterns composed of qualities and movements introduced during the barre work. Dance videos will be shown periodically to illustrate a variety of movement styles and performance philosophies. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Attendance is required at one live dance concert produced by the dance department and participation in one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 080A* † 

 

Modern I

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

A beginning level technique class that focuses on basic skills related to modern dance and presents dance as a form of artistic expression. This course covers the history, theories and basic vocabulary of modern dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

Dance 080B* †

 

Modern II

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 080A or equivalent.

 

A beginning/intermediate level technique class that builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 080A, focuses on developing intermediate level skills related to modern dance, and presents dance as a form of artistic expression. This course covers the history, theories and vocabulary of modern dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 080C* †

 

Modern III

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 080A or equivalent.

 

An intermediate/advanced level technique class that builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 080B, focuses on developing intermediate/advanced level skills related to modern dance, and presents dance as a form of artistic expression. This course covers the history, and intermediate/advanced theories, and vocabulary of modern dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 080D* †  

 

Modern IV

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 080C or equivalent. 

 

An advanced level technique class that builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 080C, focuses on developing advanced level skills related to modern dance, and presents dance as a form of artistic expression. This course covers the history, and advanced theories and vocabulary of modern dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

Dance 081A* †

 

Tap I 

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

A beginning technique class, which focuses on basic skills related to tap dance. Dance sequences emphasize rhythm tap technique. This course also covers the history, theories and basic vocabulary of tap dance. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

Dance 081B* †  

 

Tap II

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 081A or equivalent. 

 

An intermediate technique class, which builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 081A and focuses on developing intermediate level skills related to tap dance. Dance sequences emphasize rhythm tap technique. This course also covers the history, theories, and vocabulary of tap dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department, and one department master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 081C* † 

 

Tap III

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 081B 

 

An intermediate to advanced technique class in tap which builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 081B and focuses on developing intermediate to advanced level skills related to tap dance. Dance sequences emphasize Broadway and/or rhythm tap technique. This course also covers the history, theories and vocabulary of tap dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on lifelong health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 081D* † 

 

Tap IV

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 081C. 

 

An advanced level technique course in tap which builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 081C and focuses on developing advanced level skills related to tap dance. Dance sequences emphasize Broadway and/ or rhythm style tap technique. The course also covers the history, theories and vocabulary of tap dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students are required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 082A* †

 

Social and Ballroom Dance I 

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

An introductory course which focuses on the fundamentals of partner dance and basic steps in a variety of ballroom dance genres. Emphasis is placed on partnering technique, frame, style, and variations for selected genres. This course is designed for dance and theatre majors as well as students who wish to explore historical dance. 

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department, and one department sponsored master class.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

Dance 082B* †

 

Social and Ballroom Dance II

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 082A or equivalent. 

 

A beginning/intermediate level class, which builds on the theories and principles introduce in Dance 082A and focuses on developing intermediate level skills related to ballroom dance. Discussions will also focus on the history, theories, and vocabulary of social and ballroom dance. Emphasis is placed on partnering technique, frame, style, and variations which increase in complexity for selected genres. This course is designed for dance and theatre majors as well as students who wish to explore historical dance.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department, one department sponsored master class, and one ballroom related event.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 083A* † 

Latin American Dance I 

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Latin American Dance I is a beginning level survey course in a variety of established and emerging partnered dances of Latin American origin with an emphasis on Salsa dance. This course also addresses introductory techniques, styles, rhythms, leading or following skills, movement patterns and history of other selected dances of Latin American origin. This course is designed for students who wish to explore dances from Latin cultures and partnered dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department, and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 083B* †

Latin American Dance II

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 083A or equivalent. 

 

Latin American Dance II is an intermediate level survey course in a variety of established and emerging partnered dances of Latin American origin with an emphasis on Salsa dance. This course also addresses techniques, styles, rhythms, leading and following skills, movement patterns and history of other selected dances of Latin American origin. This course is designed for students who wish to explore dances from Latin cultures and partnered dance. Students will also learn the principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department, and one department sponsored master class.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 084A* †

 

Jazz I 

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

A beginning level technique class that focuses on basic skills related to jazz dance. Discussions will cover the history, theories, and basic vocabulary of jazz dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 084B* † 

 

Jazz II 

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 084A or equivalent

A beginning/intermediate level technique class that builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 084A and focuses on developing intermediate level skills related to jazz dance. Discussions will cover the history, theories, and vocabulary of jazz dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 084C* † 

 

Jazz III

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 084B or equivalent. 

An intermediate/advanced level technique class that builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 084B and focuses on developing intermediate/advanced level skills related to jazz dance. Discussions will cover the history and theories of jazz dance as well as intermediate/advanced level jazz dance vocabulary. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

Dance 084D* †

 

Jazz IV

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 084C or equivalent. 

An advanced level technique class that builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 084C and focuses on developing advanced level skills related to jazz dance. Discussions will cover the history and theories of jazz dance as well as advanced level jazz dance vocabulary. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 088A* † 

Ballet I 

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

A beginning level technique class, that focuses on basic skills pertaining to ballet. This course covers the history, theories and basic vocabulary of ballet. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 088B* † 

 

Ballet II

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 088A or equivalent. 


introduced in Dance 088A and focuses on developing intermediate skills related to ballet. This course covers the history, theories and vocabulary of ballet. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 088C* † 

 

Ballet III

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 088B or equivalent. 

 

An intermediate/advanced level technique course that builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 088B and focuses on developing intermediate/advanced skills related to ballet. This course covers the history, intermediate/advanced theories and vocabulary of ballet. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited) 

 

 

Dance 088D* † 

 

Ballet IV

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 088C or equivalent. 

 

An advanced technique course that builds on the theories and principles introduced in Dance 088C and focuses on developing advanced skills related to ballet. This course covers the history, advanced theories and vocabulary of ballet. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness.

 

Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 094A* † 

 

Hip Hop I 

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

A beginning level technique course designed to introduce and progressively develop urban street dance skills by integrating movement patterns with theoretical explanations of weight, posture, rhythm and interpretation of style. Emphasis is placed on developing muscle memory, stamina, and movement skills related to hip hop dance. Lectures cover hip hop as a performing art and tool for social, political, and cultural expression. Dance videos are used to further illustrate various dance techniques, movement styles, and performance philosophies. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students are required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 094B* † 

 

Hip Hop II

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 094A 

 

A beginning/intermediate level technique class that builds on the theories, principles and skills introduced in Dance 094A and focuses on developing intermediate skills related to hip hop dance. Locomotor patterns and center floor combinations progress in length and complexity. Lectures cover hip hop as a performing art and tool for social, political, and cultural expression. Dance videos are used to further illustrate various dance techniques, movement styles, and performance philosophies. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students are required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 094C* † 

 

Hip Hop III

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 094B 

 

An intermediate to advanced level technique class that builds on the theories, principles and skills introduced in Dance 094B and focuses on developing intermediate/advanced level skills related to hip hop dance. Locomotor patterns and center floor combinations progress in length and complexity. Lectures cover hip hop as a performing art and tool for social, political, and cultural expression. Dance videos are used to further illustrate various dance techniques, movement styles, and performance philosophies. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students are required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 094D* † 

 

Hip Hop IV

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 094C 

 

An advanced level technique class that builds on the theories, principles and skills introduced in Dance 094C and focuses on developing advanced level skills related to hip hop dance. Locomotor patterns and center floor combinations progress in length and complexity. Lectures cover hip hop as a performing art and tool for social, political, and cultural expression. Dance videos are used to further illustrate various dance techniques, movement styles, and performance philosophies. Students will learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. 

 

Students are required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 095 † 

 

Musical Theatre Dance 

 

1.5 unit:  1 hour lecture - 2 hours laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 084A or equivalent. . 

 

A course focusing on technique and performance in the musical theatre genre. Students will be introduced to a variety of Broadway choreographic styles with emphasis placed on characterization and performance quality of each theatrical style. Students will be required to attend one Grossmont College produced dance concert, and/or musical theatre production, and one dance department sponsored master class

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC 

 

 

Dance 099A* † 

Studio Workshop in Pointe I 

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 088A or equivalent. 

 

A technique class which focuses on developing the strength and flexibility required for pre-pointe and beginning pointe work. Though this course does cover beginning level pointe skills, students are expected to have previous experience and be able to execute intermediate level ballet skills. Also covered are the theories, and vocabulary of ballet as they relate to pointe. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department, and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

Dance 099B* † 

Studio Workshop in Pointe II 

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 099A or equivalent. 

 

A technique class which focuses on developing intermediate pointe work skills incorporating the strength and flexibility learned in Dance 099A. Though this course does cover intermediate level pointe skills, students are required to have previous experience and be able to execute high intermediate level ballet skills. Also covered are the theories, and vocabulary of intermediate ballet as they relate to pointe. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

Dance 099C* † 

Studio Workshop in Pointe III

 

1 unit:  1 hour lecture - 1 hour laboratory

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 088B, or Dance 099B or equivalent.

 

A technique class which focuses on developing intermediate to advanced pointe work skills incorporating the strength and flexibility learned in Dance 099B. Though this course does not cover intermediate level pointe skills, students are expected to have previous experience and be able to execute high intermediate level ballet skills. Also covered are the theories, and vocabulary of intermediate ballet as they relate to pointe. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on life-long health and wellness. Students will be required to attend one live dance concert produced by the dance department and one department sponsored master class

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 110 † 

Dance History 

 

3 units:  3 hours lecture

 

This course explores the development of dance from pre-Christian civilizations to the present and may be of interest to students who are developing an appreciation of dance as well as the serious dance student. 

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area C, CSU C1, IGETC 3A.

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC 

 

 

Dance 118A* † 

Pilates

 

1.5 units: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory 

 

This course is structured for students who seek a theoretical approach to exercise and wellness. Pilates I is designed to improve strength, body alignment, flexibility, balance, coordination, and breathing. Exercises and concepts are based on the Pilates method. The course includes a brief aerobic component with a focus on balance and stamina with a progression to the Pilates mat work. Lectures will focus on injury prevention and recognizing imbalances brought on by poor posture and injuries. Students will also learn the fundamental principles of physical fitness and their impact on lifelong health and wellness.

Students will attend one live dance concert produced by the Dance Department.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC 

 

 

Dance 118B* † 

Pilates II

 

1.5 units: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory 

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 118A or equivalent. 

 

This course is structure for students who seek a theoretical approach to exercise and wellness. Pilates II continues the principles of the Pilates method presented in Pilates I. Exercises and concepts are based on the Pilates method and will progress to more advanced mat work and introduction to the apparatus. The course includes a brief aerobic component with a focus on balance and stamina with a progression to the Pilates mat work. Lectures will focus on injury prevention and recognizing imbalances brought on by poor posture or injuries.

 

Students will attend one live dance concert produced by the Dance Department. 

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

Dance 118C* † 

Pilates III

 

1.5 units: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory 

 

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 118B or equivalent.

 

This course is structure for students who seek a theoretical approach to exercise and wellness. Pilates III continues the principles of the Pilates method presented in Pilates II. Exercises and concepts are based on the Pilates method and will progress to more advanced mat work and exercises utilizing the Pilates apparatus including the reformer, Cadillac, stability chair, and spine corrector. The course includes a brief aerobic component with a focus on balance and stamina with a progression to the Pilates mat work. Lectures will focus on injury prevention and recognizing imbalances brought on by poor posture or injuries. 

 

Students will attend one live dance concert produced by the Dance Department. 

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 118D*† 
Pilates IV

 

1.5 units: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory 

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 118C or equivalent. 

 

This course is structure for students who seek a theoretical approach to exercise and wellness. Pilates IV continues the principles of the Pilates method presented in Pilates III. Exercises and concepts are based on the Pilates method and will progress to advanced mat work and exercises utilizing the Pilates apparatus including the reformer, Cadillac, stability chair, small and large balls, stability circle and spine corrector. The course includes a brief aerobic component with a focus on balance and stamina with a progression to the Pilates mat work. Lectures will focus on injury prevention and recognizing imbalances brought on by poor posture or injuries.

 

Students will attend one live dance concert produced by the Dance Department. 

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area E

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC (credit limited)

 

 

Dance 120 † 

 

Dance Appreciation 

 

3 units: 3 hours lecture

 

Dance Appreciation is a survey course that examines dance as a primary mode of human expression and communication. Through viewing live and recorded performances and engaging in assigned readings, the student will place dance in a variety of cultural, artistic and historical contexts with a focus on dance in the twentieth century. Students will learn to investigate and evaluate trends and styles in dance in the historical and cultural context.

 

Satisfies General Education for:

Grossmont College Area C; CSU C1, IGETC 3A

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC 

 

 

Dance 121 † 

Beginning Teaching Practicum-Dance -

 

1.5 units: 1 hour lecture, 2 hrs laboratory 


Prerequisite:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 080C or 084C or 088C or 094C or 118C or equivalent. 

 

This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced dancer who wishes to develop an awareness of proper teaching techniques. The student would implement these techniques into lesson plans for the intermediate technique courses offered at Grossmont College. The student, under the guidance of a department dance instructor, will analyze the instructor’s lesson plans as well as develop their own series of warm-up exercises to be discussed for purpose and efficiency.

 

Transfer to:

CSU

 

Dance 122 †   

Intermediate Teaching Practicum-Dance

 

1.5 units: 1 hour lecture, 2 hrs laboratory 


Prerequisite:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 121 or equivalent. 

 

This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced dancer who wishes to develop an awareness of proper teaching techniques. The student would implement these techniques into lesson plans for the intermediate technique courses offered at Grossmont College. The student, under the guidance of a department dance instructor, would analyze the instructor’s lesson plans as well as develop their own lessons to be utilized in class. Emphasis on student’s lesson plan development and application of lessons in a classroom setting. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU

 

Dance 123 † 

Advanced Teaching Practicum-Dance

 

1.5 units: 1 hour lecture, 2 hrs laboratory 


Prerequisite:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 122 or equivalent. 

 

This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced dancer who wishes to develop an awareness of proper teaching techniques. The student would implement these techniques into lesson plans for the intermediate technique courses offered at Grossmont College. The student, under the guidance of a department dance instructor, would analyze the instructor’s lesson plans as well as develop their own lessons to be utilized in class. Emphasis is placed on the development of lessons to be implemented in elementary and secondary schools as well as the studio environment. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU

 

Dance 200A †   

Touring Dance Ensemble

 

I - 2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory 


Prerequisite:
Audition

 

This course focuses on performance skills and techniques in preparation for professional applications. Intermediate and advanced level dance students rehearse and perform choreography in a variety of performance venues both on campus and in the community. Though most performances will be scheduled during class time, additional performances may be held during the evening and/or on weekends.

 

Transfer to:

CSU

 

 

Dance 200B †   

Touring Dance Ensemble II

 

I - 2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory 


Prerequisite:
Audition

 

This course focuses on choreographic and/or performance skills and techniques in preparation for professional applications. Intermediate and advanced level dance students work as choreographers and/or dancers, and rehearse and perform choreography in a variety of performance venues both on campus and in the community. Though most performances will be scheduled during class time, additional performances may be held during the evening and/or on weekends. Students also learn the rudiments of starting and running a dance company. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU

 

 

Dance 201 †   

Dance Theatre Performance

 

I - 1 unit: 3 hours laboratory 


Prerequisite:
Audition

 

Supervised participation as a performer in the student choreographed dance concert as determined through the audition process. This course is designed for the student who has been selected to perform in one student choreographed work. Students enrolling in this class are strongly advised to enroll in one or more technique classes for the purpose of learning and/or reinforcing theories, vocabulary, and techniques that are applicable to the choreographic and performing process.

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC

 

Dance 202 † 

 

Dance Theatre Performance II

 

2 units: 6 hours laboratory 


Prerequisite:
Audition

 

Supervised participation as a performer in the student choreographed dance concert as determined through the audition process. This course is designed for the student who has been selected to perform in two student choreographed works. Students enrolling in this class are strongly advised to enroll in one or more technique classes for the purpose of learning and/or reinforcing theories, vocabulary, and techniques that are applicable to the choreographic and performing process. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC

 

Dance 203 † 

 

Dance Theatre Performance III

 

3 units: 9 hours laboratory 


Prerequisite:
Audition

 

Supervised participation as a performer in the student choreographed dance concert as determined through the audition process. This course is designed for the student who has been selected to perform in three student choreographed works. Students enrolling in this class are strongly advised to enroll in one or more technique classes for the purpose of learning and/or reinforcing theories, vocabulary, and techniques that are applicable to the choreographic and performing process. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC

 

Dance 204 †   

 

Dance Improvisation 

 

1.5 units: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory 

 

Recommended Preparation:
Dance 080A or 084A or 088A or equivalent 

 

This course introduces the art and practice of improvisational dance. It also focuses on movement generation through the study of time, space, shape, effort, and body. Students are guided through specific exercises which enable them to discover the joy of movement and to enter into a free environment in which one can explore the unique and creative language of physical expression. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC

 

 

Dance 205 † 

 

Choreography

 

I - 2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory 

 

Recommended Preparation:

A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 080A or 084A or 088A or equivalent. 

 

This course explores analysis of movement composition for the stage. The elements of space, time, shape, and energy will be examined. Movement improvisation using various forms of motivation will enhance the creative process. Various studies in elementary dance composition for solo, duet, trio and small group will be presented. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC

 

Dance 206 †   

 

Choreography II

 

I - 2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory 

 

Prerequisite:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 205 or equivalent. 

 

This course explores analysis of movement composition for the stage. The elements of space, time, shape, and energy will be examined. Movement improvisation using various forms of motivation will enhance the creative process. Various studies in more complex compositional forms and choreographic tasks for solo, duet, trio and small group will be presented. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC

 

 

Dance 223 †   

 

Student Choreography for Production

 

I - 2.5 units, 7.5 hours laboratory 

 

Prerequisite:
Audition

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 205 or equivalent. 

 

Supervises participation as a choreographer in the student dance concert. Student choreographers will apply intermediate skills in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern dance in concerts and community performances. Emphasis is placed on student application of dance, staging, and performance techniques in student choreographed works for small groups or large ensembles. This course is designed for dance majors and students interested in exploring the choreographic process from the inception to the stage. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC

 

 

Dance 224 †   

 

Student Choreography for Production II 

 

I - 2.5 units, 7.5 hours laboratory 

 

Prerequisite:
Audition

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 205 or equivalent. 

 

Supervises participation as a choreographer in the student dance concert. Student choreographers will apply intermediate/advanced skills in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern dance in concerts and community performances. Emphasis is placed on student application of dance, staging, and performance techniques in student choreographed works for small groups or large ensembles. This course is designed for dance majors and students interested in exploring the choreographic process from the inception to the stage. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC

 

Dance 225 † 

 

Student Choreography for Production III

 

I - 2.5 units, 7.5 hours laboratory 

 

Prerequisite:
Audition

Recommended Preparation:
A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Dance 205 or equivalent. 

 

Supervises participation as a choreographer in the student dance concert. Student choreographers will apply advanced skills in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern dance in concerts and community performances. Emphasis is placed on student application of dance, staging, and performance techniques in student choreographed works for solo, duet, or small groups. This course is designed for dance majors and students interested in exploring the choreographic process from the inception to the stage. 


† This course meets all Title 5 standards

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC Associate Degree Credit

 

 

Dance 227 † 

 

Performance Ensemble

 

I - 1 unit, 3 hours laboratory 

 

Prerequisite:
Audition

 

Participation as an intermediate dancer in the faculty choreographed dance concert. Students will be admitted into the course upon successful audition. This course is designed for the student who has had prior dance training in the college or studio environment. Dance 227 reflects the number of rehearsal and performance hours required for one choreographic work. Students enrolling in this course are strongly advised to enroll in one or more technique/movement courses for the purpose of learning and/or reinforcing theories, vocabulary, and techniques applicable to the choreographic process.  

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC 

 

Dance 228 † 

 

Performance Ensemble II

 

1.5 units: 4.5 hours laboratory 

 

Prerequisite:
Audition

 

Participation as an intermediate dancer in the faculty choreographed dance concert. Students will be admitted into the course upon successful audition. This course is designed for the student who has had prior dance training in the college or studio environment. Dance 228 reflects the number of rehearsal and performance hours required for two choreographic works. Students enrolling in this course are strongly advised to enroll in one or more technique/movement courses for the purpose of learning and/or reinforcing theories, vocabulary, and techniques applicable to the choreographic process. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC 

 

Dance 229 †   

 

Performance Ensemble III

 

1.5 units: 4.5 hours laboratory 

 

Prerequisite:
Audition

 

Participation as an intermediate dancer in the faculty choreographed dance concert. Students will be admitted into the course upon successful audition. This course is designed for the student who has had prior dance training in the college or studio environment. Dance 229 reflects the number of rehearsal and performance hours required for three choreographic works. Students enrolling in this course are strongly advised to enroll in one or more technique/movement courses for the purpose of learning and/or reinforcing theories, vocabulary, and techniques applicable to the choreographic process. 

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC 

 

Dance 230 †   

 

Performance Ensemble IV 

 

2.5 units, 7.5 hours laboratory 

 

Prerequisite:
Audition

 

Participation as an intermediate dancer in the faculty choreographed dance concert. Students will be admitted into the course upon successful audition. This course is designed for the student who has had prior dance training in the college or studio environment. Dance 230 reflects the number of rehearsal and performance hours required for four choreographic works. Students enrolling in this course are strongly advised to enroll in one or more technique/movement courses for the purpose of learning and/or reinforcing theories, vocabulary, and techniques that are applicable to the choreographic process

 

Transfer to:

CSU, UC