Dance Schedule

Dance Classes Offered:

Major:
Dance - Performance Art

Certificates:
African Heritage Performance
Classical Dance Performance
Dance Aerobics and Fitness
Social and Folk Dance Performance

Dance Activity Classes:
Credit, Degree Applicable Courses

DANC 30. Dance History-Dance in Cultural Context (3)
Lec-3   P/NP Available
Lectures, readings, films and discussions on theory and development of dance from its evolution in anthropological sources to 20th century contemporary dance. This survey history course will touch on the historical basis of dance and will emphasize the history of classical ballet, American/European modern dance, African-Haitian dance and the American idioms of tap and jazz. UC/CSU
 
DANC 32. Black Tradition in American Dance (3)
Lec-3, field trips   P/NP Available
ADVISE: ENGL 94
This course examines the use of the African American dance aesthetic by performers, dancers, choreographers, historians, and dance theorists, from the 19th century through 21st century, as they created and contributed to the idioms of modern, jazz, ballet, street vernacular and traditional African based dance forms in the United States. UC/CSU
 
DANC 33. Folk, Ballroom, & Square Dancing Activities Analysis (2)
Lec-2   P/NP Available
ADVISORY: DANC 141A and/or DANC 145A
Repeat: max. 8 units
Analysis and performance of past and present ballroom, folk and square dances. Dance notations and directions will be compiled and employed. UC/CSU
 
DANC 34A. Dance Conditioning (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
An introduction to conditioning techniques which promote body awareness, improve body alignment, enhance and expedite dance skills and prevent injury. UC/CSU
 
DANC 37. Feldenkrais for Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
ADVISE: DANC 120A or 125A or 130A or 132A or 137A
Repeat: max. 4 units
Instruction and practice in applying the Feldenkrais Method to address specific issues of dance technique and performance. Processes which enhance refinement of motor learning as related to human expression will be explored. Participants improve muscular habits and kinesthetic awareness, refine coordination, relieve tension, and prevent injury. UC/CSU
 
DANC 100A. Dance Composition (3)
Lab-10   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 12 units
A course in dance techniques and choreography, culminating each semester in a studio demonstration or concert program. UC/CSU
 
DANC 101A. Dance Performance Production (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Only
Repeat: combination total 4 times, max 8 units
Dance choreography will be learned and performed in a theatrical or classroom environment. Participation in the theatrical disciplines of lighting, costumes and makeup as it relates to performance will also be learned. UC/CSU
 
DANC 101B. Dance Performance Production (2)
Lab-6   P/NP Only
Repeat: combination total 4 times
Dance choreography will be learned and performed in a theatrical or classroom environment. Participation in the theatrical disciplines of lighting, costumes and makeup as it relates to performance will also be learned. UC/CSU
 
DANC 101C. Dance Performance Production (3)
Lab-7   P/NP Only
Repeat: combination total 4 times, max. 8 units
Dance choreography will be learned and performed in a theatrical or classroom environment. Participation in the theatrical disciplines of lighting, costumes and makeup as it relates to performance will also be learned. UC/CSU
 
DANC 102A. CCSF Repertory Dance Company (1)
Lab-3   P/NP Available
Repeat: combination max. 4 times
This course is designed as a touring dance company. Students will learn dance works from faculty and guest choreographers. Touring venues include CCSF, San Francisco high schools, San Francisco Bay Area colleges, local theatres, and public events. Includes workshops on performance techniques and lectures on choreographic theory. UC/CSU
 
DANC 102B. CCSF Repertory Dance Company (2)
Lab-6   P/NP Available
Repeat: combination max. 4 times
This course is designed as a touring dance company. Students will learn dance works from faculty and guest choreographers. Touring venues include CCSF, San Francisco high schools, San Francisco BAy Area colleges, local theatres, and public events. Includes workshops on performance techniques and lectures on choreographic theory. UC/CSU
 
DANC 102C. CCSF Repertory Dance Company (3)
Lab-9, field trips   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANCE 102A-102B-102C combination max. 4 times
This course is designed as a touring dance company. Students will learn dance works from faculty and guest choreographers. Touring venues include CCSF, San Francisco high schools, San Francisco Bay Area colleges, local theatres, public events. This course includes workshops on performance techniques and lectures on choreographic theory. UC/CSU
 
DANC 107A. Folk Dance Production (1)
Lab-2, field trips   P/NP Only
Repeat:combination max. 12 units
Students will have the opportunity to learn and perform intermediate-advanced level folk dance choreographies in 3-5 on and off campus venues each semester in traditional style costumes. UC/CSU
 
DANC 107B. Folk Dance Production (2)
Lab-4   P/NP Only
Repeat: DANC 107A-107B-107C combination max. 12 units
Students will have the opportunity to learn and perform intermediate-advanced level folk dance choreographies in 3-5 on and off campus venues each semester in traditional style costumes. UC/CSU
 
DANC 107C. Folk Dance Production (3)
Lab-6   P/NP Only
Repeat: DANC 107A-107B-107C combination max. 12 units
Students will have the opportunity to learn and perform intermediate-advanced level folk dance choreographies in 3-5 on and off campus venues each semester in traditional style costumes. UC/CSU
 
DANC 108A. Ballroom Dance Production and Competition (1)
Lab-3, field trips   P/NP Only
Repeat: combination max. 4 times
Courses may be taken in any sequence. While developing their own technique, students will learn choreographies of current and historical social dance forms for performances in various theatrical or exhibition settings. Students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in various intercollegiate and amateur competitions and learn such theater disciplines as lighting, sound, costuming, programming, and event management. UC/CSU
 
DANC 108B. Ballroom Dance Production and Competition (2)
Lab-6, field trips   P/NP Only
Advise: DANC 145B
Courses may be taken in any sequence. While developing their own technique, students will learn choreographies of current and historical social dance forms for performances in various theatrical or exhibition settings. Students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in various intercollegiate and amateur competitions and learn such theater disciplines as lighting, sound, costuming, programming, and event management. UC/CSU
 
DANC 108C. Ballroom Dance Production and Competition (3)
Lab-9, field trips   P/NP Only
Advise: DANC 145B
Repeat: combination max. 4 tims
Courses may be taken in any sequence. While developing their own technique, students will learn choreographies of current and historical social dance forms for performances in various theatrical or exhibition settings. Students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in various intercollegiate and amateur competitions and learn such theater disciplines as lighting, sound, costuming, programming, and event management. UC/CSU
 
DANC 109A. Swing Dance Production (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Only
PREREQ.: DANC 150C
Repeat: Max. 4 units
Swing styles, including Lindy, West Coast, Balboa, Shag, and Blues techniques leading to group or solo performances will be learned. Styles and forms will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on the effective presentation of patterns. UC/CSU
 
DANC 109B. Swing Dance Production (2)
Lab-4   P/NP Only
Prereq.: DANC 150C
Repeat: max. 8 units
Swing styles, including Lindy, West Coast, Balboa, Shag, and Blues techniques leading to group or solo performances will be learned. Styles and forms will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on the effective presentation of patterns. UC/CSU
 
DANC 110A. Salsa Dance Production (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Only
PREREQ.: DANC 155B
Repeat: max. 4 units
Various salsa styles and techniques leading to group or solo performances will be learned. Styles and formations, including rueda, will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on the effective presentation of patterns. UC/CSU
 
DANC 110B. Salsa Dance Production (2)
Lab-4   P/NP Only
PREREQ.: DANC 155B
Repeat: max. 8 units
Various salsa styles and techniques leading to group or solo performances will be learned. Styles and formations, including rueda, will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on the effective presentation of patterns. UC/CSU
 
DANC 111A. Argentine Tango Productions (1)
Lab-2, field trips   P/NP Available
Repeat: combination max. 4 units
Performance-oriented course: development, critique and rehearsal of tango sequences for public performance informed by analysis or videotaped footage of professional tango choreography. UC/CSU
 
DANC 120A. Beginning Ballet (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: PE 504A-504B-504C combination max. 4 units
Introduction to the theory and practice of beginning ballet technique and vocabulary. Application of basic technical ballet vocabulary at the barre and in center practice. UC/CSU
 
DANC 120B. Intermediate Ballet (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 120A-120B-120C combination max. 4 units
A continuation of the theory and practice of classical ballet with an emphasis on intermediate ballet technique and vocabulary. Application of intermediate ballet vocabulary at the barre and in center practice. UC/CSU
 
DANC 120C. Advanced Ballet (2)
Lab-4   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 120A-120B-120C combination max. 3 times
A continuation of the theory and practice of classical ballet with an emphasis on advanced ballet technique and vocabulary. Application of advanced ballet vocabulary at the barre and in center practice. UC/CSU
 
DANC 121B. Intensive Ballet (2)
Lab-4   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 8 units
A continuation of the theory and practice of classical ballet with an emphasis on intermediate ballet technique and vocabulary. Application of intermediate ballet vocabulary at the barre and in center practice will be explored. UC/CSU
 
DANC 122. Beginning Pointe Technique (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: DANC 120B or 120C and/or a screening test evaluating technique
Repeat: max. 4 units
Theory and practice of basic pointe technique which includes a historical review, relevant foot anatomy, selection, preparation, and care of pointe shoes, pre-pointe exercises, elementary pointe vocabulary, and safety guidelines to prevent injury. UC/CSU
 
DANC 125A. Beginning Modern Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Beginning modern dance techniques. Emphasis on body movement through modern dance, improving alignment, muscular endurance, flexibility, coordination, musicality, performance technique, and dance vocabulary appropriate to beginning training. Includes improvisation and choreography. Techniques explored: Graham, Hawkings, Cunningham, Limon, Horton, and Durham. UC/CSU
 
DANC 125B. Intermediate Modern Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Intermediate modern dance technique. Emphasis on body movement through modern dance improving alignment, muscular endurance, flexibility, coordination, musicality, performance technique, and dance vocabulary appropriate to intermediate training. Includes improvisation and choreography. Techniques explored: Graham, Hawkins, Cunningham, Limon, Horton, and Dunham. UC/CSU
 
DANC 125C. Advanced Modern Dance (2)
Lab-4   P/NP Available
Advise: DANC 125B
Advanced Modern Dance focuses on the students ability to integrate advanced level technique with concepts related to dance repertory (specific dances created by choreographers); dance composition (phrasing, spatial awareness, partnering), alignment (anatomy & beginning level of kinesiology); and performance technique. UC/CSU
 
DANC 126B. Intensive Modern Dance (2)
Lab-4   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 8 units
Emphasis on body movement through modern dance improving alignment, muscular endurance, flexibility, coordination, musicality, performance technique, and dance vocabulary appropriate to intermediate and beginning advanced dance training. Course work includes ensemble work, contact improvisation and choreography. Examples of the techniques explored: Graham, Ailey, Hawkins, Cunningham, Limon, Horton, and Dunham. UC/CSU
 
DANC 127. Dance Improvisation (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Dance Improvisation is a non-traditional approach to dance. Emphasis will be placed on improvisational movement techniques that integrate drama, comedy, music, vocal art forms and various choreographic techniques. The students, for performances at some unconventional sites on campus, will create individual projects and group collaborations. UC/CSU
 
DANC 130A. Beginning Jazz Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 130A-130B-130C combination max. 4 enrollments
Beginning jazz dance techniques, patterns, routines, choreography, and improvisations. UC/CSU
 
DANC 130B. Intermediate Jazz Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 130A-130B-130C combination max. 4 enrollments
Intermediate jazz dance techniques, patterns, routines, choreography and improvisations. UC/CSU
 
DANC 130C. Advanced Jazz Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 130A-130B-130C combination max. 4 enrollments
Advanced jazz dance techniques, patterns, routines, choreography and improvisations. UC/CSU
 
DANC 132A. Beginning African-Haitian Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 132A-132B-132C combination max. 4 enrollments
Beginning African Haitian dance will be examined through technical demonstration, practice, and review. Emphasis will be placed on traditional movements, Dunham technique, isolations, movement progressions, dance patterns, and musicality. Contributors to the dance, as well as, African Haitian history will be investigated and discussed to increase cultural understanding. UC/CSU
 
DANC 132B. Intermediate African-Haitian Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 132A-132B-132C combination max. 4 enrollments
Intermediate African Haitian dance builds on beginning level skills. Through demonstration, practice, correction, and review emphasis is placed on expansion into more intricate traditional movements, Dunham technique, dance patterns, styles, and musicality. Historical and cultural elements will be explored through lectures, films, research, and discussions. Creative expression will be encouraged through group choreographic activities and individual projects. UC/CSU
 
DANC 132C. Advanced African-Haitian Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 132A-132B-132C combination max. 4 enrollments
Intermediate/Advanced African Haitian dance builds on beginning level skills. Through demonstration, practice, correction, and review emphasis is placed on expansion into more intricate traditional movements, Dunham technique, dance patterns, styles, and musicality. Historical and cultural elements will be explored through lectures, films, research, and discussions. Creative expression will be encouraged through group choreographic activities and individual projects. UC/CSU
 
DANC 135A. Beginning Tap Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Beginning Tap Dance briefly reviews the history of tap and examines beginning level tap dance skills through demonstration and practice. Emphasis is on rhythm and the acquisition of beginning level tap vocabulary and technique. UC/CSU
 
DANC 135B. Intermediate Tap Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Intermediate Tap Dance reviews the history of tap and examines intermediate level tap dance skills through demonstration and practice. Emphasis is on performance of more complex rhythms and the acquisition of intermediate level tap vocabulary and technique. UC/CSU
 
DANC 136. Tap Dance Intensive (2)
Lab-4   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: DANC 135B or demo of DANC 135B exit skills
Repeat: max. 8 units
Tap Dance Intensive refines intermediate tap dance skills and explores improvisation and choreography throughf demonstration and practice. Focus is on tap history and its relationship to Jazz music which provide guidelines for tap improvisation and choreography. UC/CSU
 
DANC 137A. Beginning Hip-Hop Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units; any combination of A and B
Beginning hip-hop dance techniques, patterns, routines, choreography and improvisational groups projects/presentations. UC/CSU
 
DANC 137B. Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units; any combination of A and B
Intermediate hip-hop dance techniques, patterns, routines, choreography and improvisational group projects/presentations. UC/CSU
 
DANC 140A. Beginning European Folk Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Introduction to various European Folk dances. Styles and forms will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on step patterns and dance positions appropriate within and between the nations that comprise the European Union. UC/CSU
 
DANC 140B. Intermediate European Folk Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: DANC 140A, 141A, or demonstration of beginning exit skills
Repeat: max. 4 units
Intermediate level of various European Fold dances. Styles and forms will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on expanding the dance repertoire to include more complex step patterns, rhythms, and structures appropriate within and between the nations that comprise the European Union. UC/CSU
 
DANC 141A. Beginning International Folk Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Folk dances from around the world; 141B continues with 141A, performance of beginning partner and non-partner intermediate level material. UC/CSU
 
DANC 141B. Intermediate International Folk Dance (1)
Lec-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
While maintaining a broad repertory of beginning-level material, intermedate level emphasizes partner and non-partner dances from various countries are taught. Dances are selected to offer experience in more challenging rhythms, formations, dance structures and movement vocabularies. Students are encouraged to lead and or teach dance. UC/CSU
 
DANC 142A. Beginning Contra, Square & Sequence (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Introduction to various contra, square a7 sequence dances. Styles and forms will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on patterns and dance positions appropriate within and between the selected forms. UC/CSU
 
DANC 142B. Intermediate Contra, Square & Sequence Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: DANC 142A
Repeat: max. 4 units, any combination of A & B
Intermediate figures to various contra, square & sequence dances. Styles and forms will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on patterns and dance positions appropriate within and between the selected forms. UC/CSU
 
DANC 145A. Beginning Ballroom Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Beginning and intermediate ballroom dance; emphasis on step patterns and dance positions for a complete range of dances. UC/CSU
 
DANC 145B. Intermediate Ballroom Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: DANC 146A
Repeat: max. 4 units
Ballroom dance with emphasis on intermediate level step patterns and dance positions for a complete range of dances: waltz, swing, cha-cha, salsa, rumba, foxtrot, meringue, samba, w.c. swing, quickstep, Viennese waltz and nightclub two step. UC/CSU
 
DANC 146A. Beginning Waltz Styles and Techniques (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Introduction to various waltz styles and techniques will be examined through lecture and practice. Emphasis will be on basic step patterns and dance positions appropriate to each genre, musicality, leading and following techniques, and styling expression. UC/CSU
 
DANC 146B. Intermediate Waltz Styles and Techniques (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: DANC 146A
Repeat: max. 4 units
Continuation of various waltz styles and techniques, including American Bronze, Silver, Cross step, and Viennese, will be examined through lecture and practice. Emphasis will be on intermediate step patterns and combinations appropriate to each genre, as well as improved musicality, leading and following technques, and styling expression. UC/CSU
 
DANC 150A. Beginning Swing Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 150A-150B-150C combination max. 4 units
An introduction to the popular American social dances known as Swing. The main emphasis will be on step patterns and dance positions for East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop. Other swing related dances may be learned. UC/CSU
 
DANC 150B. Intermediate Swing Dance (1)
Lab-2, field trips   P/NP Available
Repeat: combination max. 4 units
Develops intermediate skills in the popular American social dance forms known as Swing. The main emphasis will be on intermediate step patterns for East Coast Swing, and/or West Coast Swing and/or Lindy Hop. UC/CSU
 
DANC 150C. Advanced Swing Dance (1)
Lab-2, field trips   P/NP Available
Repeat: combination max. 4 units
Develops advanced skills in the popular American social dance forms known as Swing. The main emphasis will be on advanced step patterns for East Coast Swing, and/or West Coast Swing and/or Lindy Hop. UC/CSU
 
DANC 151A. Beginning Lindy Hop (1)
Lab-3   P/NP Available
Advise: A beginning-level social dance class, such as DANC 145A or 146A or 150A or 160A
Repeat:combination max. 4 units
An introduction to the original American swing dance known as the Lindy Hop. The student will develop basic skills in Lindy Hop and explore the history of the dance from the late 1920's to the present. UC/CSU
 
DANC 151B. Intermediate Lindy Hop (1)
Lab-3   P/NP Available
Advise: DANC 151A
Repeat: combination max. 4 units
Develops intermediate skills in the popular American swing dance known as Lindy Hop. Students will build on basic skills learned in beginning classes. Students should be familiar with the Swing Out, Circle and Lindy Charleston. UC/CSU
 
DANC 155A. Beginning Latin-American Social & Folk Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Explorations of various Latin-American dance forms. Techniques for proper execution of basic steps, beginning step variations, and step sequences will be examined through demonstration, practice, correction and review. Emphasis will also be placed on partnering techniques, recognition and understanding of various musical structures, and historical and cultural context. UC/CSU
 
DANC 155B. Intermediate Latin American Social & Folk Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Builds on beginning level skills. Through demonstration, practice, correction and review emphasis will be placed on expansion into more intricate technique, choreography, partnering skills, styles, and musicality. Historical and cultural elements will be explored through lectures, films, research and discussions. UC/CSU
 
DANC 155C. Advanced Latin American Dance (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: DANC 155B
Repeat: combination max. 4 units
Advanced level of various Latino Folk and Social dance forms styles and techniques will be examined through demonstration and practice. Emphasis will be on expanding the dance repertoire, to include more complex step patterns, rhythms, and structures appropriate within and between the nations that comprise the Latin Diaspora. UC/CSU
 
DANC 160A. Beginning Argentine Tango (1)
Lab-2, field trips   P/NP Available
Repeat: DANC 160A-160B-160C combination max. 4 units
Course covers the social, improvisational form of Argentine Tango and an exploration of its culture as manifested in film, visual art and the printed word. Students learn to dance, arranging essential elements of tango vocabulary in an infinite number of ways with different partners. UC/CSU
 
DANC 160B. Intermediate Argentine Tango (1)
Lab-2, field trips   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Course covers the social, improvisational form of Argentine Tango and an exploration of its culture as manifested in film, visual art and the printed word. Students learn to dance, arranging essential elements of tango vocabulary in an infinite number of ways with different partners. UC/CSU
 
DANC 160C. Advanced Argentine Tango (1)
Lab-2, field trips   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 4 units
Course covers the social, improvisational form of Argentine Tango and an exploration of its culture as manifested in film, visual art and the printed word. Students learn to dance, arranging essential elements of tango vocabulary in an infinite number of ways with different partners. UC/CSU
 
DANC 161. Follower's Technique for Argentine Tango (1)
Lab-2, field trips   P/NP Available
Repeat: combination max. 4 units
Refinement of placement, styling, adornments, lead/follow and musicality in Argentine tango through exercises done at the barre and on the center floor, with and without partners . Focus on the role of the follower in the tango dance. Course highlights the contribution of women in the construction of tango culture past and present. UC/CSU
 
DANC 170. Dance Aerobics (1)
Lab-2   P/NP Available
Course is designed to use the dance vocabulary of contemporary street funk, jazz, ballet, modern and traditional African dance to develop, increase and maintain cardiovascular ability, strength, muscular coordination, agility and postural awareness. UC/CSU
 
DANC 171. Cheer/Dance Squad (2)
Lec-1, lab-4, field trips   
Repeat: max. 8 units
Designed to provide the student with information and training in order to create, execute, and perform dance/cheer moves in a competitive/performance setting. UC/CSU
 
DANC 175. Basic Movement (2)
Lec-1, lab-3   P/NP Available
Repeat: max. 8 units
Basic locomotor and ball handling skills, rhythms, and body mechanisms. Flexibility, strength, coordination, and general conditioning. UC/CSU