Dance

Dance Courses

KINS 3.01: Ballet – Beginning Level 1

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is an introduction to the discipline, aesthetics, traditions, and historical background of classical ballet at a beginning level. Previous ballet experience is not required at this level. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.02: Ballet – Beginning Level 2

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to introduce the student to traditions of classical ballet. This is the second course in the beginning level ballet sequence. An emphasis is placed on exploring historical court dance forms of the Renaissance through the contemporary era. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.04: Ballet – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KINS 3.02

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a study of the discipline, aesthetic, traditions and historical background of classical ballet at the intermediate level. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.05: Ballet – Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to develop advanced level skills in the discipline of ballet. This course focuses on perfecting technique and developing advanced level performance skills. Topics include grand adage combinations, and petite allegro and grand allegro combinations. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.08: The Flamenco Dance of Spain – Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to introduce the student to the movements of Flamenco Dance, its music, and its origins. This course covers flamenco dance of Spanish and its theatrical dance forms. The course also covers flamenco’s folkloric influences which include the dance cultures of the East Indians, the Moors, and the Andalusians. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.09: The Flamenco Dance of Spain – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to explore intermediate flamenco dance techniques. The course also explores the intersection of flamenco dance with poetry,music, and guitar. Previous flamenco dance experience is recommended. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.11: Jazz Dance Beginning Level 1

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to introduce the student to the medium of jazz dance through exposure to jazz dance history, technique, style, improvisations, and composition. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.12: Jazz Dance – Beginning Level

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the medium of jazz dance. Emphasis is placed on isolation, locomotive, and syncopated techniques and rhythms. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.13: Jazz Dance Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This advanced level course is designed to further increase the student’s skill and understanding in the varied theories, styles and techniques of the jazz idiom. Styles include increased vocabulary level skills in lyrical and contemporary Jazz such as multiple turns, variety of leaps, coordinated isolations, and longer more intricate and involved combinations which challenge the advanced dancer. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.14: Jazz Dance – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to increase skill and knowledge in the various theories, styles, and techniques of the jazz idiom. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.16: Modern Dance – Beginning Level 2

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain skills and techniques in modern dance. This is the second course in the beginning level dance sequence. This course is designed for the beginning level 2 dance student. Emphasis is on developing contraction and release, falls and recovery, and quality of movement. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.16A: Modern Dance – Beginning Level 1

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is a course for students who want an introduction to modern dance. It provides the knowledge and practice necessary for gaining personal skills and experience in technique commensurate with the achievement level of students at the introductory level. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.17: Modern Dance – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain modern dance skills and techniques at the intermediate level, focusing on force, space, and rhythm. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.18: Dance Workshop

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work intensively on their technique and performance skills in a specific dance area.

KINS 3.19: Modern Dance Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course for advanced level modern dance students is designed to further increase the student’s skill in modern dance technique. This course provides students the opportunity to gain increased insight into modern dance and further develop the body as an instrument for communication and includes movement phrases with complex arabesque, jumps and sissone. Advanced level skills includes split leaps, turns, leaps into rolls that travel, axial movements, falls and recoveries into jumps and turns and inversions. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.20: Ballroom and Latin Dance Beginning

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course focuses on beginning Ballroom and Latin dance techniques and performance. Beginning level steps and performance techniques from Tango, Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Paso Doble, Night Club 2-Step, and current popular dances are covered. Individuals are encouraged to attend. A partner is not required. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.22: Ballroom and Latin Dance – Intermediate

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course focuses on intermediate Ballroom and Latin dance techniques and performance. Emphasis is placed on styling and musical interpretation as a part of the intermediate level content. Intermediate level steps and performance techniques from the Tango, Waltz, Quick Step, International Rumba, Paso Doble, Cha-Cha, Samba, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Night Club 2- Step, and West Coast Swing are covered. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.26: Ballroom and Latin Dance Advanced

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: KINS 3.22, or the equivalent

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course focuses on advanced ballroom and Latin dance techniques and performance. Full bronze and silver syllabus steps and performance techniques from Argentine Tango, Tango, International Waltz, American Rumba, International Cha-Cha, International Foxtrot, Samba and other currently popular dances are covered. Individuals are encouraged to attend, a partner is not required. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.29: Rehearsal and Performance in Dance

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students an opportunity to rehearse and perform dances in an informal setting at the college and at various locations in the community. Emphasis is on group participation in all areas of dance production. The course includes dance warm-ups, techniques, choreography, group and solo rehearsals, and performances. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.32: Beginning Lindy Hop and Swing

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Swing and Lindy have their roots in African-American culture, Big Band music, and life during war time. This course will focus on steps, patterns, and style. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.33: Dance Intensive

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to provide intermediate to advanced dance students an opportunity to expand and develop their technical skills, style, and performance technique in a specific area of dance such as jazz, modern, tap, ballet, flamenco, or ballroom. Dance techniques build strength, flexibility, and control. Rhythmic responses to music are emphasized along with the cultural history of the dance form and related terminology. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.34: Studio Dance Production

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to provide dance students with an opportunity to develop the technical skills necessary to produce dance programs in the West Valley College studio theater. Students are given an opportunity to choreograph dances in their area of emphasis, design costumes, makeup, and lighting for a performance in the studio theater. Pass/No Pass Option

KINS 3.36: Choreography

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students an overview of the field of choreography and a study of the elements of dance composition as related to a specific form of dance, such as Jazz, Modern, Ballet, and Tap, based on individual student need. Emphasis is placed on creating masks, costumes, and props. Students participate in a community and college performance. Pass/No Pass Option

KINT 51: Dance in America – A Cultural Perspective

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course examines dance as a cultural expression in the USA. The course explores a range of dance forms with a focus on their social, political and religious significance. The course also considers the creative process and expression of the contemporary choreographer. Pass/No Pass Option

KINT 51H: Honors Dance in America – A Cultural Perspective

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Honors Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course examines dance as a cultural expression in the USA. The course explores and analyzes indigenous and world dance forms including their social, political, economic, and religious significance. Pass/No Pass Option

Dance Specialist Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Dance Specialist provides students an opportunity for a career in dance as a performer, choreographer, or instructor. Unique job opportunities include dance studio instructor, teaching assistant, children’s dance instructor, community and musical theater, and group exercise instructor. Students will gain proficiency in leadership, communication, performance awareness, and artistic techniques. The main goal of the program is to prepare students for employment in dance and theater. Demonstrate proficiency as a dance instructor or performer in one dance form. After completing the 12 unit Certificate of Achievement in Dance Specialist, students are prepared to enter a professional work environment in one or more of the following careers: choreographer, dance studio instructor, dance teaching assistant, children’s dance instructor, performer, and group exercise instructor. There are no prerequisites for enrolling in this certificate program.

Required Core Courses (4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
KINT 51 Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective 3 units
OR
KINT 51H Honors Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective 3 units
KINT 3.36 Choreography 1 unit

Technique Classes (6 units)

4 units of which are at the Intermediate level or above

Course Number Course Title Units
KINS 3.01 Ballet – Beginning Level 1 1 unit
KINS 3.02 Ballet – Beginning Level 2 1 unit
KINS 3.04 Ballet – Intermediate 1 unit
KINS 3.05 Ballet – Advanced 1 unit
KINS 3.08 The Flamenco Dance of Spain – Beginning 1 unit
KINS 3.09 The Flamenco Dance of Spain – Intermediate 1 unit
KINS 3.11 Jazz Dance – Beginning Level 1 1 unit
KINS 3.12 Jazz Dance – Beginning Level 2 1 unit
KINS 3.13 Jazz Dance – Advanced 1 unit
KINS 3.14 Jazz Dance – Intermediate 1 unit
KINS 3.16A Modern Dance – Beginning Level 1 1 unit
KINS 3.16 Modern Dance – Beginning Level 2 1 unit
KINS 3.17 Modern Dance – Intermediate 1 unit
KINS 3.19 Modern Dance – Advanced 1 unit
KINS 3.20 Ballroom and Latin Dance – Beginning 1 unit
KINS 3.22 Ballroom and Latin Dance – Intermediate 1 unit
KINS 3.26 Ballroom Dance – Advanced 1 unit

Electives (2 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
KINS 3.29 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance 1 unit
KINS 3.33 Dance Intensive 1 unit
KINS 3.34 Studio Dance Production 1 unit
Total Certificate Units 12 units
Last Updated 2/15/19