Dance Courses Offered
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COURSES OFFERED

Dance
Dance 1
Dance Appreciation
Dance 23abcd (formerly 23A)
Jazz Dance II
Dance 54abcd
Intermediate American Social Dance
Dance 3
History of Dance in the 20th Century
Dance 25abcd
Commercial Dance
Dance 61ab
Tap Dance I - Beginning
Dance 5
Music for Dance
Dance 32ab (formerly 32A)
Ballet I
Dance 62abcd
Tap Dance II - Intermediate
Dance 10
Social and Ballroom Dance
Dance 33abcd (formerly 33A)
Ballet II
Dance 71ab (formerly 71)
Choreography I
Dance 14ab
Mexican Dance
Dance 35abcd
Ballet Variations
Dance 72abcd (formerly 72)
Choreography II
Dance 16ab
African Dance
Dance 42ab (formerly 42A)
Modern Dance I
Dance 83abcd
Dance Workshop Ensemble
Dance 17abcd
Intermediate African Dance
Dance 43abcd (formerly 43A)
Modern Dance II
Dance 87abcd
Concert Dance Ensemble
Dance 18abcd (formerly 18ab)
Asian and Pacific Dance
Dance 50
Special Topics in Dance
Dance 89abcd
Advanced Dance Theatre
Dance19ab
Beginning Dance
Dance 51ab
Latin Social Dance
Dance 96abcd
Cooperative Career Education
Dance 20abcd (formerly 20)
Body Conditioning for Dance Techniques
Dance 52abcd
Intermediate Latin Social Dance
Dance 99abc
Independent Study
Dance 22ab (formerly 22A)
Jazz Dance I
Dance 53ab
American Social Dance
 



Dance 1
Dance Appreciation

3 units; 3 hour lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of styles, artists and cultural/historical context for dance as an art form and social expression. Topics of emphasis may be varied from semester to semester to reflect visiting artists, current events and popular culture. Materials are presented through lectures, demonstrations, video examples, class discussion and attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the Center for the Arts.

Dance 3
History of Dance in the 20th Century

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Dance 19ab or the equivalent and eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course presents dance history of the 20th century. The course will focus on trends in ballet and modern dance forms as they relate to 20th century aesthetic viewpoints. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the Center for the Arts is required.

Dance 5
Music for Dance

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces the student to the relationships between music and dance through an introduction to music elements, history and form. Special emphasis on rhythmic analysis for dance accompaniment. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the Center for the Arts is required.

Dance 10
Social and Ballroom Dance

1 unit; 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course includes instruction and practice of social and ballroom dances. Basic skills on leading and following, carriage and alignment of the body, animation, and etiquette are emphasized. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Dance 14ab
Mexican Dance

1 unit; 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces the dances of Mexico through practice of steps and choreography as well as the study of music, costume and culture from selected regions and historical periods. Emphasis is placed on basic Mexican folk dance footwork as well as necessary motor skills for stylistic expression. Attendance at selected dance events sponsored by the Center for the Arts at El Camino College is required.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 16ab
African Dance

1 unit; 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces selected dances of Africa through the practice of steps and choreography. Also covered will be the music and artifacts of the dances studied and their social or religious significance in African cultures. Emphasis is placed on coordination of polyrhythmic body movements with the music. Attendance is required at selected dance events sponsored by the Center for the Arts at El Camino College.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 17abcd
Intermediate African Dance

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Dance 16ab with a minimum grade of C
Recommended Preparation: Dance 22ab or Dance 42ab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

As a continuation of Dance 16ab, this course will introduce new movement patterns focusing on technical skills and traditional dances that are found in African dance. The class will also explore Dunham Technique as a means for providing a basic foundation in African dance, focusing on torso movements, isolations, and feet movements.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 18abcd (formerly 18ab)
Asian and Pacific Dance

1 unit; 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces selected national and regional dance styles of Asia and the Pacific Islands, including music, artifacts, costumes, and cultural contexts. Attendance at selected dance events offered by the El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

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Dance19ab
Beginning Dance

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to basic dance techniques and terminology for the beginning student. This course includes segments on body alignment, flexibility, strength, coordination and combinations common to ballet, jazz and modern dance. Attendance is required at selected dance events that are sponsored by the Center for the Arts.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 20abcd (formerly 20)
Body Conditioning for Dance Techniques

1 unit; 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course covers principles of ballet-based technique through exercise systems specific to dance training. Class activities emphasize alignment, placement, strength, injury prevention, and efficient joint articulation. Muscle and skeletal terminology as well as basic ballet terminology are introduced. This class is appropriate for dancers at all levels, including those beginning dance training and those returning after an injury or period of inactivity.

Dance 22ab (formerly 22A)
Jazz Dance I

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: one semester of Dance 19ab or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is the first in a sequence of two levels of jazz dance. This course includes work on centering, turns, timing, flexibility, and strength training. Attendance is required at selected dance events that are sponsored by the Center for the Arts.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 23abcd (formerly 23A)
Jazz Dance II

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Dance 22ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a continuation of Dance 22ab with increased emphasis on ease of performance, projection, speed of learning and development of individual style. This course will concentrate on dance terminology and techniques required for success in professional auditions. This course is highly recommended for those seeking a career in dance performance or related theatrical fields. Attendance is required at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the Center for the Arts.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 25abcd
Commercial Dance

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Dance 23abcd with a minimum grade of C
Recommended Preparation: Dance 32ab
Credit, degree applicable Transfer CSU

This course is designed for those attending commercial auditions on a regular basis and emphasizes movement for commercial dance work used in motion pictures, concert dance, television, industrial shows, and other commercial applications. It offers instruction in current trends of popular dance, jazz styling, and commercial audition preparation. Attendance is required at selected dance events offered by the El Camino College Center for the Arts.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 32ab (formerly 32A)
Ballet I

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Dance 19ab or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is the first in a sequence of two levels of ballet. This course will reinforce basic barre and center work ballet skills and is required of all dance majors. Attendance is required at dance events sponsored by the Center for the Arts.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 33abcd (formerly 33A)
Ballet II

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Dance 32ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is the second of two levels of ballet offered and is applicable to the dance major. Barre and center work will expand upon skills learned in Dance 32ab. Emphasis will be on complexity in allegro and adagio combinations. Students will perform variations from the classical repertoire. Attendance is required at dance events sponsored by the Center for the Arts.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 35abcd
Ballet Variations

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Dance 32ab with a minimum grade of C
Recommended Preparation: Dance 33abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course continues the development of technical skills for ballet dance and emphasizes artistic expression through exposure to classical and contemporary ballet variations including partnering and dancing en pointe. Attendance at selected events offered by the El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

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Dance 42ab (formerly 42A)
Modern Dance I

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Dance 19ab or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is the first in a sequence of two levels of modern dance. This course focuses on development of dance skills through modern dance movement, emphasizing combinations on the floor and standing or traveling through space. Creative expression is included through exploration of dance skills. This course is required of all dance majors. Attendance is required at dance events sponsored by the Center for the Arts.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 43abcd (formerly 43A)
Modern Dance II

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Dance 42ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is the second in a sequence of two levels of modern dance. This course further develops the student’s ability to use the body as an instrument of expression, with emphasis on performance skills, technique related to specific modern dance styles, and dance as a concert art form. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the Center for the Arts is required.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 50
Special Topics in Dance

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Dance more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Dance 51ab
Latin Social Dance

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an overview of Latin social dances including salsa, cha cha, tango, rumba, samba, mambo, and selected folk and regional dances. Areas of study include movement theory, dance vocabulary, dance courtesy, fundamentals of music as they relate to dance, and dance history. Students will be exposed to vintage dance forms as well as current trends. Attendance at selected dance events offered by the El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.
 
Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 52abcd
Intermediate Latin Social Dance

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Dance 51ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course builds on the basic vocabulary and steps of the Latin social dances including salsa, cha cha, tango, rhumba, samba, mambo, and selected folk and regional dances. Areas of study include movement theory, dance vocabulary, dance courtesy, and musical rhythms as they relate to dance and dance history. Students will be exposed to vintage dance forms as well as current trends. Attendance is required at selected events presented by the El Camino College Center for the Arts.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 53ab
American Social Dance

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an overview of American social dance in the 20th century including West coast swing, East coast swing, Lindy hop and country line dance. Areas of study include movement theory, dance vocabulary, dance courtesy, fundamentals of music as they relate to dance, and dance history. Students will be exposed to vintage dance forms as well as current trends. Attendance at selected dance events offered by the El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 54abcd
Intermediate American Social Dance

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Dance 53ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course builds on the basics of American social dance in the 20th century including West Coast swing, East Coast swing, Lindy hop, and country line dance. Areas of study include movement theory, dance vocabulary, dance courtesy, and musical rhythms as they relate to dance and dance history. Students will be exposed to vintage dance forms as well as current trends. Attendance is required at selected events presented by the El Camino College Center for the Arts.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Dance 61ab
Tap Dance I - Beginning

1 unit; 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces elementary techniques of tap dancing, including music theory concepts as they apply to the rhythms of tap dance. Attendance is required at selected dance events at El Camino College Center for the Arts.

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Dance 62abcd
Tap Dance II - Intermediate

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Dance 61ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU,UC

This course is a continuation of Dance 61ab. Students will refine the basic tap dance skills and learn more complex tap combinations that incorporate a variety of rhythms and styles. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Dance 71ab (formerly 71)
Choreography I

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Dance 19ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course offers an introduction to fundamental skills and concepts of choreography with emphasis on finding movement resources for individual creativity. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the Center for the Arts is required.

Dance 72abcd (formerly 72)
Choreography II

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Dance 71ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course helps students to develop choreographic concepts and skills from Dance 71ab. Methods of expanding initial movement concept from a solo or small group to large group composition are also studied. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the Center for the Arts is required.

Dance 83abcd
Dance Workshop Ensemble

1 unit; 4 hours lab
Corequisite: enrollment in any Dance class
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

Introduction to dance performance involving ongoing works in progress. Students will participate in one or more informal performances as dancers, choreographers and/or crew. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the South Bay Center for the Arts is required.

Dance 87abcd
Concert Dance Ensemble

1 unit; 4 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation: audition
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course offers the opportunity to participate in a major concert dance production in a capacity to be determined by the capabilities of the individual and the demands of the choreography. This is an intensive 9-week course with extended rehearsal times to be arranged. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the South Bay Center for the Arts is required.

Dance 89abcd
Advanced Dance Theatre

1 unit; 4 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation: audition
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

Class operates as a dance company. Students organize and rehearse as performing members of the company. Dance performance techniques and artistic skills are emphasized. Choreography by faculty and guest artist. Focus is on pre-professional experience in preparation for audition. Attendance at selected dance events at El Camino College sponsored by the South Bay Center for the Arts is required.

Dance 96abcd
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:
Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time):
Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major
Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately):
Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan;
enrollment limited to one other class during the semester;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Dance field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Dance 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Dance with a minimum grade of B in each
and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Dance not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Dance projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to page 11 of the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

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