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DANCE
 

DANC-100   Introduction to Dance
3 Credits

This class includes floor and standing work to increase joint mobility, efficient movement pat- terns, core strength, proper support for dance movement and development of upper/lower connectivity. This course also includes the study of Western concert dance as a cultural phenomenon,  methods of training, evolution of dance aesthetics and building  a worldview

DANC-105   Belly Dancing
1 Credit

This course will focus on training students to understand and perform belly dance. Movement includes basic isolation and moves with the head, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, belly, hips, and feet as well as techniques which incorporate the entire body. Students will also learn about the different music, history, and culture of this dance style. Students will demonstrate mastery of belly dance through choreographed and non- choreographed  class performances.  (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-105.

DANC-106, 107, 206, 207   Practicum in Choreography, Performance or Production

1 Credit
Self-directed study of a creative project designed to focus on a specialized area of dance for pre- sentation in a Dance Department  production. Dance majors may opt to participate in produc- tion in either stage managing, costume, set, or lighting design capacities. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-110   Ballroom and Latin Dance
1 Credit

This course will focus on training students to understand and perform basic ballroom and Latin steps, turns, and partnering. Students will also learn the rhythms, history, and culture of each style. Students will  demonstrate mastery of these styles through choreographed and non- choreographed  class performances.  (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-110.

DANC-111   Cuban Salsa
1 Credit

This course will focus on training students to understand  and  perform  Cuban Salsa steps and turns while moving in time to the music. Students will demonstrate mastery of the dance form through class practice. Students will learn about the history  and culture of Cuban Salsa and the contribution of dancing to overall well-being. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-112   Dance Repertory I
1 Credit

The student will apply technique learned in other dance  classes in rehearsal and performance. The successful student will gain experience in approaching  rehearsal and performance  in a professional manner, including: learning and retaining various choreographic material, learn- ing and practicing proper rehearsal demeanor and effort, learning and becoming proficient in performance skills, and following appropriate concert etiquette. An audition is required. The culmination  of this course is a public dance performance. Permission of Director of Dance required. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-114   History and Culture of
Hip-Hop
3 Credits

This course will expose students to the elements of Hip-Hop culture, including graffiti, emceeing, deejaying, and dance forms like locking, pop- ping, and b-boying. The influence of West Afri- can culture will be discussed as will Hip-Hop’s American roots, its development and history, and its influence on American and world culture. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as FINE-114.

DANC-135    Foundations in Dance
Technique I
1 Credit

This course is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-165 and/or  DANC-175 with supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic  analysis, Laban Movement Analysis (LMA)  and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF), sup- port modalities for dance, conditioning and well- ness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-165 or DANC-175. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-136   Foundations in Dance
Technique II
1 Credit

This course is a continuation  of DANC-135 and is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-166 and/or  DANC-176 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Barte- nieff Fundamentals, support modalities for dance, conditioning  and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular  needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite:  DANC-166 or DANC-176. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-137   Foundations in Dance
Technique III
1 Credit

This course is a continuation  of DANC-135 and DANC-136 and is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-167 and/or  DANC-
177 with continued supplemental practice and theor y in areas that are fundamental  to  the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Move- ment Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modalities for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which  best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all mate- rial above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-167 or DANC-177. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-138   Foundations in Dance
Technique IV
1 Credit

This course is a continuation  of DANC-135, DANC-136, and DANC-137 and is designed to pro- vide students who are registered for DANC-168 and/or  DANC-178 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban  Movement  Analysis  and  Bar tenieff Fundamentals, support modalities  for dance, conditioning  and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-
168 or DANC-178. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-140   Dance Workshop
2 Credits

This course is designed to provide the dance major with a guided practical experience in the process of creating a dance from inception of idea to production. This course is the introduc- tory course in the Creative Process series in the Dance Performance degree requirement. It will ser ve as pre-requisite to DANC-150 (Dance Improvisation)  and DANC-250 (Dance Compo- sition).  The course will provide fundamental knowledge and practice in aspects of creation and composition  necessary for successful cho- reography. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-150   Dance Improvisation
3 Credits

This course will provide students with guided exploration in the elements of dance for the creative development of personal movement repertoire, spontaneous group interaction, and choreographic and movement observation skills. It emphasizes the exploration of movement through  spur-of-the-moment problem  solving and creative risk-taking. This course is designed to evoke the student’s creative individuality and sense of ensemble. It may also include weight- sharing and contact improvisation. Prerequisite: DANC-100 or DANC-140 or DANC-160 or DANC-
170 or DANC-192. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-160   Introduction to Ballet
Technique
2 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of classical ballet technique with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body, and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a basic technical founda-
tion. This course also introduces ballet history and terminology. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-161    Beginning Ballet
Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a foundation for classical ballet at the beginning level with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work  necessary for the establish- ment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more com- plex movement sequences. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-162    Beginning Ballet
Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-161 and provides a reinforcement  of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other prepara- tory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course pro- vides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of ballet. Students at this level must be competent  at the introductor y level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement  sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-161. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-163   Beginning Ballet
Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-161 and DANC-162 and provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work  necessary for the es- tablishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Pre- requisite: DANC-162. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-164   Beginning Ballet
Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-161, DANC-
162 and DANC-163 and provides  a reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for

the establishment of a sound technical founda- tion. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Pre- requisite: DANC-163. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-165   Intermediate  Ballet
Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the estab- lishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowl- edge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex  movement sequences. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-166   Intermediate  Ballet
Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-165 and provides a continued reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the estab- lishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowl- edge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequi- site: DANC-165. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-167   Intermediate  Ballet
Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-165 and DANC-166 and provides a continued  reinforce- ment of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical founda- tion. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform lon- ger and more complex  movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-166. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-168   Intermediate  Ballet
Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-165, DANC-166, and DANC-167 and provides a con- tinued reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with  emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other prepara- tory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course pro- vides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement  sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-167. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-170   Introduction to Modern
Dance Technique
2 Credits

This course is designed as introduction  to the basic principles of modern dance. It includes the study of level change, floor work, weight shift, dynamic  alignment,  and expression as well as an introduction to modern dance theories and history. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-171   Beginning Modern Dance
Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a foundation for modern dance techniques at the beginning level with em- phasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabular y of  modern  dance. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex  movement sequences. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-172   Beginning Modern Dance
Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-171 and provides a reinforcement  of the fundamentals of modern  dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the estab- lishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowl- edge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Pre- requisite: DANC-171. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-173   Beginning Modern Dance
Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-171 and DANC-172 and provides  a reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical founda- tion. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and apprecia- tion through daily practice, and vocabulary of modern  dance. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory  level and ready to perform longer and more complex move- ment  sequences.  Prerequisite:  DANC-172. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-174   Beginning Modern Dance
Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-171, DANC-172 and DANC-173 and provides  a rein- forcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides fur- ther development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement  sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-173. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-175   Intermediate  Modern
Dance Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical founda- tion. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-176   Intermediate  Modern
Dance Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-175 and provides a continued reinforcement of the fun- damentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for 
the establishment of a sound technical founda- tion. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences.  Prerequisite:  DANC-175. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-177   Intermediate  Modern
Dance Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-175 and DANC-176 and provides  a continued  reinforce- ment of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides fur- ther development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabu- lary, and history of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex  movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-176. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-178   Intermediate  Modern
Dance Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-175, DANC-176 and DANC-177 and provides  a con- tinued reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work  necessary for the establish- ment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowl- edge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform lon- ger and more complex  movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-177. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-181   Ballet I
2 Credits

An introduction to the fundamentals of classical ballet technique with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body, and other prepara- tory work necessary for the establishment of a basic technical foundation. Introduction to ballet history and terminology includes barre work. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-182   Ballet II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-181, Ballet
I, at a higher level of proficiency. A reinforcement 
of the fundamentals of classical ballet with em- phasis on placement and alignment of the body, and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation.  A continued study of ballet history, technique and theory. Prerequisite: DANC-181. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-186   Modern Dance I
2 Credits

An introduction to the basic principles of modern dance. Study of level change, floor work, weight shift, dynamic alignment, and expression. Intro- duction to modern dance theories and history. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-187   Modern Dance II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-186, Modern Dance I, at a higher level of proficiency. An expanded  study in the basic principles of modern  dance. Emphasis on greater expres- sion, heightened kinesthetic, spatial and musi- cal awareness. Course work  continues  study of various modern dance theories and history. Prerequisite: DANC-186. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-188   African Dance
2 Credits

An exploration of dance movements from primi- tive African  and Caribbean  as well as contempo- rary jazz dance with the physiological  benefit of aerobic exercise. Students will become aware of the ancient origin of all movements performed. Course work will include stretching to improve flexibility, body alignment to foster good posture, sustained movement to increase cardiovascular fitness. Much  of class time  will be spent in developing stamina, flexibility  and in learning and performing choreography. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-190   Dance Appreciation
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

An introductory sur vey of dance as a performing art which will prepare the student for greater enjoyment and appreciation of various dance forms including ballet, modern, jazz, and diverse ethnic/folk  dances. Through discussion, lecture demonstrations and especially through live and filmed  dance performances, students will develop an ability to evaluate and appreciate the various types of dance as dynamic art forms. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-192   Introduction to Jazz Dance
2 Credits

This course introduces the students to the prin- ciples of jazz dance technique on a beginning level. Students will learn the foundations  of jazz dance technique and understand the various world,  as well  as social  dance  influences  on 
jazz dance. Course will trace jazz dance history from its African roots to Broadway show styles. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-193   Intermediate  Jazz Dance I
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-192, Introduction to Jazz Dance, at a higher level of proficiency. A continuation of jazz dance tech- nique from the Broadway show styles to the pres- ent day, it includes study of contemporary  jazz technique with emphasis on rock, funky, lyric, and percussive movement. It is also a continued study of jazz dance history from the Broadway show  styles to current  jazz dance influences. Prerequisite: DANC-192. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-194   Introduction to Tap Dance
2 Credits

This course introduces students to the principles of tap dance technique on a beginning  level. Students will learn  the fundamental  steps of tap dance. Includes basic one and two sound movements performed at the barre and simple rhythmic combinations in center. Course will trace tap dance history. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-195   Intermediate  Tap Dance I
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-194, Introduction to Tap Dance, at a higher level of proficiency. A continuation of tap dance tech- nique including complex rhythms, tempi, barre and center work. New movements include wings, pull-backs, multiple-sound steps and advanced turns. Course will continue  tap dance history, style techniques, and choreographic approach- es. Prerequisite: DANC-194. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-197   Pilates
1 Credit

Study and application  of the Pilates Mat Program as a method of body conditioning, posing ques- tions for anatomical  self-evaluation based on applied instruction, lecture/discussion, required readings, and obser vation. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-197.

DANC-198   Alexander Technique
1 Credit

This course is an examination of the Alexander Technique as a method to investigate the issues of mind/body disciplines and alleviate excessive tension, and habitual holding  patterns which produce inefficient use of the body. Principles of the Alexander  Technique will be explored through anatomical self-evaluation based on applied instruction, lecture/discussion, required readings, and obser vation. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-198.

DANC-199   Intermediate  Pilates
1 Credit

This course is designed to provide the student with the ability to perform Intermediate Mat Pilates exercises. The  student will be able to perform a basic postural assessment and explain exercise modifications based on the assessment. This course will incorporate  the use of Pilates Fit- ness circle and Stability ball to challenge exercise intensity. Prerequisite: DANC-197 or LFIT-197. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-199.

DANC-200   World Dance
1 Credit

World Dance develops knowledge, skills and appreciation of world dance forms through pre- sentation of fundamental techniques, music and culture. Specific dances are analyzed for their cultural traditions, sacred/ceremonial import and/or theatrical impact within its society. With emphasis on movement,  vocabulary, rhythms and styles of each dance form, the cultural, so- ciological, economic, and geographical perspec- tives are also covered. The area of concentration varies to include as many cultures as possible. One or more, up to four, will be chosen for a full semester of study. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-204   Intermediate  Hip-Hop
Dance
1 Credit

This course will ser ve as a continuation  of ma- terial covered in Hip-Hop Dance (DANC-104). Students will receive training on advanced hip- hop  technique  and jazz dance. Students will demonstrate these advanced hip-hop dance skills through warm-ups and choreographed routines. This class will also continue to explore the culture and music of hip-hop and other related styles of dance such as African dance and pop/culture  dance. Prerequisite: DANC-104. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-205   Intermediate  Belly
Dancing
1 Credit

This course will enhance  students’ previous knowledge in basic belly dance as demonstrated in DANC/LFIT-105 Belly Dancing. This course focuses on training students to hone their skills of isolation, incorporate props and more advanced belly dance techniques, and foster beginning students’ own choreography. Movement vocabu- lary will include isolations of head, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, belly, hips, and feet as well as techniques incorporating  the entire body and traveling. Students are expected to cultivate an enriched understanding of an area of belly dance culture of their choice to further inform their exploration  of this dance form. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of belly dance through choreographed and non-choreographed class performances.  Prerequisite: DANC-105 or LFIT-105. (2 hours weekly)  NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-205.

DANC-210   Dance Portfolio/Jury
1 Credit

Course is designed to prepare advanced dance majors for the portfolio  review at transfer institu- tions. Must be taken during student’s last semes- ter at Howard Community College. Dance majors will choreograph  a solo work  for auditions at
4-year institutions under the guidance of Dance Department faculty. Prerequisites: DANC-101, DANC-102, DANC-206, DANC-281, and DANC-286. (1 hour weekly)

DANC-212   Dance Repertory II
1 Credit

The student will apply technique learned in other dance classes in rehearsal and performance  in this continuation  of DANC-112. The successful student will gain experience  in approaching rehearsal and performance  in a professional manner, including: learning and retaining various choreographic material, learning and practicing proper rehearsal demeanor and effort, learning and becoming proficient in performance skills, and following appropriate concert etiquette. An audition  is required. The culmination  of this course is a public dance performance. Permission of Director of Dance required. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-215   Musical Theatre Dance
2 Credits

This course will focus on training performers in the various dance styles used in Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. The students will demonstrate these dance skills by performing pieces of choreography created by well-known musical choreographers such as Susan Stroman, Gower Champion, Michael Bennett, George Faison, Agnes de Mille,  Garth Fagan, Gillian Lynne, Jerry Mitchell,  and Bob Fosse. The stu- dents will then apply this knowledge towards a final performance of several contrasting pieces. Prerequisite: DANC-160 or DANC-192, or higher. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-220   Intermediate  Ballroom and Latin Dance
1 Credit

This course will ser ve as a continuation  of the material covered in Ballroom and Latin Dance (DANC-110). This course will focus on training students to understand and perform complex ballroom  and Latin steps, turns, and partnering. Students will also continue to learn the rhythms 
history, and culture of each style. Students will demonstrate master y of  these styles through choreographed and non-choreographed class performances. Prerequisite: DANC-110. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-235   Foundations in
Intermediate  Dance Technique I
1 Credit

This course is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-265 and/or  DANC-275 with supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic  analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modali- ties for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student- centered. Emphasis is placed  on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-265 and/or  DANC-
275. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-236   Foundations in
Intermediate  Dance Technique II
1 Credit

This  course  is a continuation  of  DANC-235 and is designed to provide  students who  are registered for DANC-266 and/  or DANC-276 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes  somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic  analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modali- ties for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student- centered. Emphasis is placed  on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered.  Corequisite: DANC-266 or DANC-276. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-237   Foundations in
Intermediate  Dance Technique III
1 Credit

This  course  is a continuation  of  DANC-235 and is designed to provide  students who  are registered for DANC-266 and/or  DANC-276 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes  somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic  analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modali- ties for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student- centered. Emphasis is placed  on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered.  Corequisite:  DANC-267 or DANC-277. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-238   Foundations in
Intermediate  Dance Technique IV
1 Credit

This course is a continuation  of DANC-235, DANC-236, and DANC-237 and is designed to pro- vide students who are registered for DANC- 268 and/or  DANC-278 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban  Movement  Analysis  and  Bar tenieff Fundamentals, support modalities  for dance, conditioning  and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-
268 or DANC-278. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-250   Dance Composition
3 Credits

This course ser ves as an introduction   to the creative process through improvisation, self- exploration, group interaction, relating musical tone and character to the development of the- matic and abstract movement invention. Students explore compositional devices and develop small group works. Students will present group and solo choreography for a public performance. Prerequisite: DANC-150. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-265   High Intermediate  Ballet
Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a reinforcement of the aesthetics of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, im- proving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of ballet technique. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate  level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach  a fuller  level of syn- thesis and performance  qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-165. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-266   High Intermediate  Ballet
Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-265 and provides a continued reinforcement of the aesthetics of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, im- proving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of ballet technique. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate  level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach  a fuller  level of syn- thesis and performance  qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-265. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-267   High Intermediate  Ballet
Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-265 and DANC-266 and provides a continued  reinforce- ment of the aesthetics of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance  of a sound technical  foundation as well as the development of performance qual- ity. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of ballet technique. Students at this level must be competent at the intermedi- ate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance quali- ties. Prerequisite: DANC-266. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-268   High Intermediate  Ballet
Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-265, DANC-266, and DANC-267 and provides  a continued  reinforcement  of the aesthetics of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course empha- sizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of ballet technique. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate  level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach  a fuller  level of syn- thesis and performance  qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-267. (3 hours weekly)

 

DANC-275   High Intermediate
Modern Dance Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a reinforcement of the aesthetics of modern dance with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, im- proving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of various modern dance techniques. Students at this level must be competent at the intermedi- ate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance quali- ties. Prerequisite: DANC-175. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-276   High Intermediate
Modern Dance Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-275 and provides a continued reinforcement of the aesthetics of modern dance with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, im- proving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of various modern dance techniques. Students at this level must be competent at the intermedi- ate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance quali- ties. Prerequisite: DANC-275. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-277   High Intermediate
Modern Dance Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-275 and
276 and provides a continued reinforcement of the aesthetics of modern dance with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the main- tenance of a sound technical  foundation  as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical  profi- ciency, improving  anatomical  awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of various modern dance tech- niques. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate  level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-276. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-278   High Intermediate
Modern Dance Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-275, DANC-276, and DANC-277 and provides a continued  reinforcement  of the aesthetics of modern dance with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course empha- sizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of various modern  dance techniques. Students at this level must be competent at the intermedi- ate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance quali- ties. Prerequisite: DANC-277. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-280   Dance Education for Early
Childhood
3 Credits

This course provides students who plan to teach dance to young children the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of movement essential to early childhood  dance education in the public and private studio setting. This course will give beginning teachers an understanding of how to enhance the aesthetic, kinesthetic, and artistic experiences of a child through dance education, as well as the tools to teach creative movement, pre-ballet and other forms of dance to young children. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-281   Ballet III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-182, Ballet II, at a higher level of proficiency. A continued study of classical ballet technique with emphasis on the progression of technical complexities, contemporary ballet stylization and musicality. Basics of pointe work and partnering technique for total comprehension to the performance of classical ballet. Prerequisite: DANC-182. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-282   Ballet IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-281, Ballet III, at a higher level of proficiency. A continued study of classical ballet technique with emphasis on the progression of technical complexities, contemporary ballet stylization and musicality. Continuation of pointe work and partnering technique for total comprehension to the perfor- mance of classical ballet. Prerequisite: DANC-281. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-286   Modern Dance III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-187, Mod- ern Dance II, at a higher level of proficiency. A continued  study of modern  dance technique on an intermediate  level with  emphasis on expanded movement vocabulary involving se- quences of greater complexity– kinesthetically, spatially and musically. Course work continues study of various modern dance theories, history and improvisation.  Prerequisite: DANC-187. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-287   Modern Dance IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-286, Mod- ern Dance III, at a higher level of proficiency. A continued study of modern dance technique on an intermediate/advanced level with emphasis on expanded movement vocabulary involving se- quences of greater complexity    kinesthetically, spatially and musically. Focus on interpretation and performances.  Prerequisite: DANC-286. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-292   Intermediate  Jazz
Dance II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation  of DANC-193, Intermediate  Jazz Dance I, at a higher level of proficiency. A continuation of jazz dance tech- nique with emphasis on performance of styles used on the concert  stage, television  and motion pictures. Expanded movement vocabulary in- volving sequences of greater complexity. Course will introduce  choreographic explorations of jazz dance for the concert  stage. Prerequisite: DANC-193. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-298   Intermediate  Alexander
Technique
1 Credit

This course follows  DANC-198 (The  Alexander Technique) and continues the study and practice of Alexander’s  work  with  the Self as a mind/ body unity. Recognizing the spiral nature of this type of learning, whereby we revisit the same activities and principles  but at a deeper level, this course contains the same daily activities as the first course such as sitting, standing,  walking, breathing and constructive rest. There is empha- sis on the particular performance or everyday activity of most interest to the student, whether that be in music, dance, drama, athletics, public speaking, computer work or anything involving complex  coordination.  Prerequisite: DANC-198 or LFIT-198. (2 hours weekly)  NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-298.


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
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Human Development - HMDV 
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Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
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Korean - KORE 
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Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
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Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
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Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
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Women's Studies - WMST