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Dance Classes

photo credit: Hugh Cox

Advisors: M. Faulkner, phone ext. 2318, mfaulkner@palomar.edu; P. Mead, phone ext. 2969, pmead@palomar.edu

Contact the Performing Arts Department for further information.
(760) 744-1150, ext. 2316
Office: PAC-122

COURSE OFFERINGS

Each activity may be taken four times for credit. Activity is defined to include all ability levels (e.g., A student may take a total of only four Modern Dance courses for credit). Modern Dance, Ballet, Jazz Technique, Tap Dance, Spanish Flamenco Dance, Hip Hop, Ballroom Dance, Latin Social Dance, Dance Improvisation, Choreography, Pointe, Near and Middle Eastern, Hawaiian and Tahitian, Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Dance, Capoeira and Theatre Dance classes are defined as activity courses.

Note: Students are screened for level placement in all technique classes the previous semester or the first day of class.

DNCE 100 Survey of Dance (3)
3 hours lecture
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Survey of present day dance forms experienced through lecture, film, demonstration, and movement. This course covers dance as an art form, the creative process, ways to view and analyze movement, body mechanics/anatomy, prevention of injuries, education and career opportunities, and a study of various dance genres.

DNCE 101 Survey of World Dance (3)
3 hours lecture
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
An analysis of the dances, dance styles, costumes, and musical accompaniment of dances from around the world as experienced through films, lecture, demonstration, and movement.

DNCE 102 Dance on Film (3)
3 hours lecture
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
This course will explore the phenomenon of dance on film from cultural, historical, social, economic, and gender viewpoints.

DNCE 105 Introduction to Dance History (3)
3 hours lecture
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
A survey of the development of dance from earliest civilizations to the present including Egyptian, Ancient Greek and Roman, and with emphasis on the American Indian and African American influences on the social and performance aspects of dance in the world today.

DNCE 110 Modern Dance I  (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 110, 111, 205, 206
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Beginning modern dance techniques with emphasis on movement exploration, alignment, and creativity.

DNCE 111 Modern Dance II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 110
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 110, 111, 205, 206
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Intermediate dance techniques with emphasis on increasing movement skills and creative range.

DNCE 115 Ballet I  (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: DNCE 100
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 115, 116, 210, 211
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Introduction to ballet’s traditions, principles, techniques, and terminology. Includes fundamental ballet exercises at barre and center with emphasis on technique and alignment.

DNCE 116 Ballet II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 115, 116, 210, 211
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Continued study of ballet techniques, principles, and terminology. Intermediate level with emphasis on combinations and an enlarged vocabulary of steps and terms.

DNCE 117 Pointe I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 115
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 117, 118, 217, 218
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
This course is designed to introduce concepts of pointe technique at the beginning level, while reinforcing intermediate ballet technique. Concentration will be placed on proper alignment, toe placement, ankle strength and flexibility, rotation of the legs from the hip sockets, and overall artistry.

DNCE 118 Pointe II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 116
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 117, 118, 217, 218
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Designed to introduce concepts of pointe technique at the beginning/intermediate level, while reinforcing intermediate ballet technique. Concentration will be placed on proper alignment, toe placement, ankle strength and flexibility, rotation of the legs from the hip sockets, and overall artistry.

DNCE 120 Jazz Technique I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 120, 121, 215, 216
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level I jazz movement and floor progressions.

DNCE 121 Jazz Technique II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 120
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 120, 121, 215, 216
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level II jazz movement and floor progressions.

DNCE 127 Spanish Flamenco I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 127, 128, 227, 228
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Specific elements of Spanish/Flamenco dance styles: castanets, footwork, and arm technique. Students will explore a variety of Flamenco dances from different regions both traditional and modern.

DNCE 128 Spanish Flamenco II  (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 127
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 127, 128, 227, 228
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Specific elements of Spanish/Flamenco dance styles: castanets, footwork, and arm technique. Students will explore a variety of Flamenco dances from different regions both traditional and modern.

DNCE 130 Tap I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 130, 131, 230, 231
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level I skills in tap dance covering basic and traditional material.

DNCE 131 Tap II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 130
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 130, 131, 230, 231
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level II skills in tap dance with focus on new trends and styles.

DNCE 135 Ballroom Dance I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 135, 136, 139
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Development of beginning social dance techniques concerning both standard and contemporary social dance steps and styling.

DNCE 136 Ballroom Dance II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 135
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 135, 136
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Intermediate level social dance skills, steps, and styling.

DNCE 137 Cuban and Brazilian Drumming I (.5, 1, 1.5)
1½, 2, 3 or 4½ hours laboratory
Note: Cross listed as MUS 137; may be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in
any combination of DNCE/MUS 137 and DNCE/MUS 138
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Drum, percussion and song classes in the traditions of Escola de Samba from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Afro-Cuban traditions, popular and folkloric; Rumba, Congo (Makuta/Palo), Franco/Haitian (Gaga/Congo Layet) from East and West Cuba. Develop ability to work as a drum ensemble.

DNCE 138 Cuban and Brazilian Drumming II (.5, 1, 1.5)
1½, 2, 3 or 4½ hours laboratory
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: Cross listed as MUS 138; may be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in
any combination of DNCE/MUS 137 and DNCE/MUS 138
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Intermediate level drum, percussion and song classes in the traditions of Escola de Samba from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Afro-Cuban traditions, Rumba, Congo, Makuta from Cuba. Develop ability to work as part of a drum ensemble.

DNCE 140 Dance Improvisation I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 140, 141
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Study of dance through varied experiences in movement. Exploration of elements of time, space, and energy through movement improvisations and group studies.

DNCE 141 Dance Improvisation II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 140
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 140, 141
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Study of dance through varied experiences in movement with emphasis on understanding movement principles, beginning music analysis, use of percussion and various forms of accompaniment, and composition of solo studies to composed music.

DNCE 145 Choreography I (3)
3 hours lecture
Corequisite: DNCE 280
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 145, 146
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Beginning choreography with emphasis on combining movements and developing ideas in relation to motivation, design, and dynamics. Discuss forms and learn how to articulate the art of dance.

DNCE 146 Choreography II (3)
3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 145
Corequisite: DNCE 280
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 145, 146
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Intermediate choreography with emphasis on combining movements and developing ideas in relation to movements and developing ideas in relation to motivation and form. Discuss forms and develop the skills to articulate the art of dance.

DNCE 147 Repertory (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Enrollment subject to audition
Recommended preparation: Previous dance training and performance experience. Knowledge and ability to perform different dance styles such as jazz, ballet, modern, musical theatre, etc.
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU
Learning, rehearsing, and performing dances as an outreach to Palomar College, area high schools, and the community.

DNCE 148 Palomar Drum and Dance Ensemble (1.5, 2, 3, 4)
1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance of traditional music and dances of the African Diaspora: West African, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, and Afro-Caribbean. Performance of original work influenced by dances of the African Diaspora. Emphasis will be on performing as an ensemble.

DNCE 149 Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Dance I           (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 149, 150, 249, 250
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Beginning level Afro-Cuban/Brazilian movement.

DNCE 150 Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Dance II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 149
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 149, 150, 249, 250
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level II Afro-Cuban/Brazilian movement.

DNCE 151 Latin Social Dance I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 2, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 151, 152, 251, 252
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
An exhilarating class designed to introduce students to the vibrant Hispanic culture through contemporary social dances. Through demonstration and movement participation students will explore a variety of social dances that are all part of the Latin Diaspora.

DNCE 152 Latin Social Dance II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 2, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 151
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 151, 152, 251, 252
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
An exhilarating class designed to continue exploring the vibrant Hispanic culture through contemporary social dances. Through demonstration and movement participation students will explore a variety of social dances that are all part of the Latin Diaspora.

DNCE 153 Capoeira: Afro/Brazilian Martial Arts I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: Maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 153, 154, 253, 254
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC – Credit determined by UC upon review of course syllabus.
Designed to introduce students to the unique martial art form from Brazil known as Capoeira. Through lecture, demonstration, and movement participation students will study this multi-faceted art form.

DNCE 154 Capoeira: Afro/Brazilian Martial Arts II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 153
Note: Maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 153, 154, 253, 254
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC – Credit determined by UC upon review of course syllabus.
Intermediate level class of the unique martial art form from Brazil known as Capoeira. Through lecture, demonstration and movement participation students will study this multi-faceted art form.

DNCE 155 Hip Hop I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 155, 156, 255, 256
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Beginning level of Hip Hop, an exhilarating class. Designed to introduce students to this unique contemporary dance form.

DNCE 156 Hip Hop II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 155
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 155, 156, 157, 255, 256
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Intermediate level of Hip Hop, an exhilarating class. Designed to introduce students to this unique contemporary dance form.

DNCE 158 Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 158, 159, 258, 259
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
An exhilarating level one dance class designed to introduce students to the exotic Hawaiian and Tahitian culture through percussion, song, and dance. Through demonstrations and movement participation students will explore a variety of dances from these two distinct and unique cultures that are part of the Polynesian Islands.

DNCE 159 Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 158
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 158, 159, 258, 259
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Intermediate level of an exhilarating class designed to introduce students to the exotic Hawaiian and Tahitian culture through percussion, song and dance. Through demonstrations and movement participation students will explore a variety of dances from these two distinct and unique cultures that are part of the Polynesian Islands.

DNCE 161 Teaching Methods in Dance (3)
3 hours lecture
Transfer acceptability: CSU
Explore the teaching/learning/knowing process by blending current educational, teaching and learning styles with practical hands on teaching experiences. Through the constant integration of theory and practice, we will utilize our own experiences and understanding and our interpretations of theoretical literature to construct our own personal pedagogies. The construction of a safe and consistent dance environment for all ages will be covered.

DNCE 162 Near and Middle Eastern I (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 162, 163, 262, 263
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
An introduction to classical and folkloric dances from the Near and Middle East.

DNCE 163 Near and Middle Eastern II (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 162, 163, 262, 263
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
A more in-depth study of classical and folkloric dances for the Near and Middle East.

DNCE 165 Production Management (1.5, 2, 3, 4)
1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU
Principles and methods of organization, operation, promotion, programming, publicity, ticket sales, box office records, public relations, and graphics. Practical experience in college and community dance productions.

DNCE 170 Pilates® (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Pilates® method of body conditioning: an exercise program that improves muscle control, flexibility, coordination, strength, and tone. Teaches efficiency of movement.

DNCE 173 Musical Theatre Scenes (1)
3 hours laboratory
Note: Cross listed as MUS 173/TA 173; may be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU
Rehearsal and performance of solo and group scenes from Broadway musicals dating from the 1930’s to the present.

DNCE 182 Introduction to Arts Management (3)
9 hours laboratory
Note: Cross listed as AMS 182/ART 182/MUS 182/TA 182; may be taken 3 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU
An introduction to the principles and practices of arts management through an interdisciplinary study of management topics in the visual and performing arts.

DNCE 183 Internship in Arts Management (3)
9 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in AMS/ART/DNCE/MUS or TA 182
Note: Cross listed as AMS 183/ART 183/MUS 183/TA 183; may be taken 3 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU
Practical experience in arts management in the visual and performing arts.

DNCE 184 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
3 hours lecture
Transfer acceptability: CSU
Designed to provide students with sound knowledge of body structures, systems, and functions. Identify the technical demands of dance and sports and evaluate and implement approaches to long-range development as dancers/ athletes. Experiential anatomy will be introduced with concepts necessary to develop analytical skills of the student.

DNCE 190 World Dance Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts.

DNCE 197H Topics in Dance (.5 – 4)
Units awarded in topics courses are dependent upon the number of hours required of  the student. Any combination of lecture and/or laboratory may be scheduled by the  department. Refer to Class Schedule.
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC – Credit determined by UC upon review of course syllabus.
Topics in Dance. See Class Schedule for specific topic offered. Course title will designate subject covered.

DNCE 205 Modern Dance III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 111
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 110, 111, 205, 206
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Intermediate dance technique with emphasis on performance skills.

DNCE 206 Modern Dance IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 205
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 110, 111, 205, 206
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Advanced level modern dance technique with an emphasis on performance skills.

DNCE 210 Ballet III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, or 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 116
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of
DNCE 115, 116, 210, 211
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Ballet techniques, principles, and terminology at the advanced level with emphasis on line, phrasing, endurance, and progressively difficult steps and combinations.

DNCE 211 Ballet IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, or 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 210
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 115, 116, 210, 211
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Ballet techniques, principles, and terminology at the advanced level with emphasis on line, phrasing, endurance, musicality, and progressively difficult steps and combinations.

DNCE 215 Jazz Technique III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 121
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 120, 121, 215, 216
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level III jazz movement and floor progressions.

DNCE 216 Jazz Technique IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 215
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 120, 121, 215, 216
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level IV jazz dance technique in commercial dance stylizations and rhythms.

DNCE 217 Pointe III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, or 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 117
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 117, 118, 217, 218
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
This course is designed to introduce concepts of pointe technique at the Intermediate level, while reinforcing intermediate ballet technique. Concentration will be placed on proper alignment, toe placement, ankle strength and flexibility, rotation of the legs from the hip sockets, and overall musicality artistry.

DNCE 218 Pointe IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, or 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 117
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 117, 118, 217, 218
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
This course is designed to introduce concepts of pointe technique at the advanced level, while reinforcing advanced ballet technique. Concentration will be placed on proper alignment, toe placement, ankle strength and flexibility, rotation of the legs from the hip sockets, and overall artistry.

DNCE 225 Palomar Contemporary Dance Ensemble (1, 1.5, 2, 3)
1, 1½, 2, or 3 hours lecture
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Contemporary ballet technique and repertoire.

DNCE 227 Spanish Flamenco III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 128
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 127, 128, 227, 228
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Study of specific elements of Spanish/Flamenco dance styles: castanets, footwork, and arm technique. Students will explore a variety of Flamenco dances from different regions, both traditional and modern.

DNCE 228 Spanish Flamenco IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 127
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 127, 128, 227, 228
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
The study of specific elements of Spanish/Flamenco dance styles: castanets, footwork, and arm technique. Students will explore a variety of Flamenco dances from different regions, both traditional and modern.

DNCE 230 Tap III   (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 131
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of  DNCE 130, 131, 230, 231
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Advanced skills in tap dance with focus on new trends and styles.

DNCE 231 Tap IV   (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 230
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of  DNCE 130, 131, 230, 231
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level IV skills in tap dance with focus on new trends and styles.

DNCE 249 Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Dance III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 150
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of  DNCE 149, 150, 249, 250
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level III Afro-Cuban/Brazilian movement.

DNCE 250 Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Dance IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 249
Note: May be taken 3 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 149, 150, 249, 250
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level IV Afro-Cuban/Brazilian movement.

DNCE 251 Latin Social Dance III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 151
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 151, 152, 251, 252
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
An exhilarating level III dance class designed to introduce students to the vibrant Hispanic culture through contemporary social dances. Through demonstration and movement participation students will explore a variety of social dances that are all part of the Latin Diaspora.

DNCE 252 Latin Social Dance IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 3, or 4½ hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 251
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 151, 152, 251, 252
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
An exhilarating level IV dance class designed to introduce students to the vibrant Hispanic culture through contemporary social dances. Through demonstration and movement participation students will explore a variety of social dances that are all part of the Latin Diaspora.

DNCE 253 Capoeira: Afro/Brazilian Martial Arts III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 154
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 153, 154, 253, 254
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Through lecture, demonstration and movement participation students will study intermediate level Capoeira.

DNCE 254 Capoeira: Afro/Brazilian Martial Arts IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 253
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 153, 154, 253, 254
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Through lecture, demonstration and movement participation students will study advanced level Capoeira.

DNCE 255 Hip Hop III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 156
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 155, 156, 255, 256
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Advanced level of Hip Hop, an exhilarating class designed to introduce students to this unique contemporary dance form.

DNCE 256 Hip Hop IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 255
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 155, 156, 255, 256
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level IV dance with focus on new trends and styles.

DNCE 258 Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 159
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 158, 159, 258, 259
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
An exhilarating level III dance class teaching the exotic Hawaiian and Tahitian culture through percussion, song, and dance. Through demonstrations and movement participation students will explore a variety of dances from these two distinct and unique cultures that are part of the Polynesian Islands.

DNCE 259 Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 258
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 158, 159, 258, 259
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level IV dance technique of the exotic Hawaiian and Tahitian culture through percussion, song, and dance. Through demonstrations and movement participation students will explore a variety of dances from these two distinct and unique cultures that are part of the Polynesian Islands.

DNCE 262 Near and Middle Eastern III (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 163
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 162, 163, 262, 263
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Level III study of classical and folkloric dances for the Near and Middle East.

DNCE 263 Near and Middle Eastern IV (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DNCE 262
Note: May be taken 4 times; maximum of 4 completions in any combination of DNCE 162, 163, 262, 263
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Advanced level IV study of classical and folkloric dances for the Near and Middle East.

DNCE 270 Ballet Dance Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Enrollment subject to audition
Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in DNCE 210
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts, outreach and community events.

DNCE 271 Classical Ballet Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts, outreach and special events.

DNCE 272 Contemporary Ballet Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts, outreach, and special events.

DNCE 273 Modern Dance Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in DNCE 111 or 205
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts, outreach and special events.

DNCE 274 Contemporary Modern Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts, outreach, and special events.

DNCE 275 Modern Fusion Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts, outreach, and special events.

DNCE 276 Dance Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and production for dance concerts, outreach and special events.

DNCE 277 Jazz Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts, outreach, and special events.

DNCE 278 Modern Jazz Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance performance, outreach, and special events.

DNCE 279 Tap Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts, outreach and special events.

DNCE 280 Student Choreography Production (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5, 5½, or 6 hours lecture – 1½, 2, or 3 hours laboratory
Corequisite: DNCE 145 or 146
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Rehearsal and performance for dance concerts.

DNCE 281 Summer Dance Workshop (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture – 1½, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 hours laboratory
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Concentrated work in a variety of dance genres. Specific content is composed of various dance styles, techniques and rehearsal/performance opportunities.

DNCE 296 Independent Projects in Dance (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Fostering creative research and independent study projects in dance.

DNCE 297 Experimental Projects in Dance (.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)
½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, or 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Enrollment subject to project approval
Note: May be taken 4 times
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC – Credit determined by UC upon review of course syllabus.
Advanced dance projects including individual research, tutoring, and performance for college classes and community projects.