DANC 10A MODERN DANCE I

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

The beginning student develops the fundamentals of movement. Emphasis is placed on modern dance techniques, the exploration of time, space, and energy.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

 DANC 10B MODERN DANCE II

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 10A. Students learn to move with freedom and control in more advanced movement patterns.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 10A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

 DANC 10C MODERN DANCE III

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours lab

This course is a continuation of DANC 10B. Students learn to move with freedom and control in intermediate/advanced modern dance movement patterns. The class is geared to the intermediate advanced dancer.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 10B
  • Credit transferable: CSU

 DANC 10D MODERN DANCE IV

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours lab

This course is a continuation of DANC 10C. Students learn to move with freedom and control in advanced modern dance movement patterns. The class is geared to the advanced dancer.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 10C
  • Credit transferable: CSU

 DANC 11A JAZZ DANCE I

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is an introduction to jazz dance. Students develop skills, including steps, phrases, body isolations, and various rhythmic patterns.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

 DANC 11B JAZZ DANCE II

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 11A. Students develop skills in isolating movement and working with jazz musical rhythms at the intermediate level.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 11A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 11C JAZZ DANCE III

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 11B. Students develop style, performance, and the ability to learn new movements quickly at the intermediate/advanced level.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 11B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 11D JAZZ DANCE IV

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 11C. Students develop style, performance, and the ability to pattern new movements quickly at the advanced level.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 11C
  • Credit transferable: CSU

DANC 12A BALLET I

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

The course is an introduction to classical ballet movement. Beginning barre work and center work are covered, as well as an introduction to basic arm and foot positions. The focus is on correct body alignment.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 12B BALLET II

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 12B, the study of classical ballet technique. It includes intermediate combinations and movements at the barre and a greater emphasis on center work. Students learn intermediate combinations with a greater number of steps.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 12A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 12C BALLET III

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 12C. It continues the study of classical barre and center work at the intermediate-advanced level. It includes a more complex barre with more emphasis on center work. Students learn longer combinations with a greater number of steps.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 12B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 12D BALLET IV

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours lab

This course is a continuation of DANC 12C. Emphasis is on improving line, pirouettes, beats, and choreography at an advanced level. Beginning pointe work is allowed with instructor’s permission.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 12C
  • Credit transferable: CSU

DANC 14A BALLROOM DANCE I

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

This course covers the study of various ballroom dances for singles and couples at a beginning level. The foxtrot, swing, waltz, Latin, and current dances are emphasized. The relationship of specific music to specific dances is stressed.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 14B BALLROOM DANCE II

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 14A.  Students study various ballroom dances for singles and couples at a intermediate level. The course includes further study of the foxtrot, swing, waltz, and Latin dances with specific music for specific dances.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 14A 
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 14C BALLROOM DANCE III

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 14B. This course covers the study of various ballroom dances for singles and couples at an intermediate/advanced level.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 14B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 14D BALLROOM DANCE IV

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 14C. It covers the study of various ballroom dances for singles and couples at an advanced level.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 14C
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 15 ETHNIC DANCE FORMS

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course introduces students to the dances of various ethnic groups, either historical or modern. The course includes information about the culture of origin. The dances of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas are taught.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 19A SALSA DANCE I

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

This course offers an introduction to salsa dance at a beginning level.  Students learn from different styles and cultural aspects of the dance form.

  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 19B SALSA DANCE II

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

This course is a continuation of DANC 19A.  Students learn salsa dance styles, phrases, and cultural aspects at the intermediate level.

  • Prerequisites: DANC 19A 
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 20 DANCE PRODUCTION

1.5 units • LG-P/NP • Four and one-half hours activity

The elements and techniques of staging a dance production are presented in this course. Included are solo and group choreography and performance. Technical options include costuming, lighting and backstage.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

DANC 21 INTRODUCTION TO REPERTORY - JAZZ

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity by arrangement

Students learn and rehearse complete jazz dances and improve skills such as memory, mental rehearsal, and projection. This course focuses on dances in the jazz style. Dances are performed in dance concert.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

DANC 90 INDEPENDENT STUDY

.5-4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours activity per week for each unit of credit

This course provides a framework for this academic discipline, which is designed to enrich the student's experience beyond current curriculum offerings.  The program of study, research, reading, or activity is tailored to student needs and interests.  When the student has identified an instructor to supervise his/her program of study, the agreement is recorded on a form available in the Admissions and Records Office.

  • Credit transferable: CSU