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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Dance Appreciation

This course examines the aesthetics of dance using the elements of time, space, and energy. It introduces students to the origins of dance within cultural contexts. Topics include dance genres, movement vocabulary, notation symbols, and dance-production elements that choreographers use to convey their creative intent. Students are required to attend a live dance performance. Not open to students who completed DNCE 101 before Fall 2009. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: DNCE 100 or DNCE 100H.

Subject: DNCE
Course Number: 100
Section Number: 1858
Units: 3
Instructor: Massey,Dave

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
LMS link: http://miracosta.instructure.com
Course start page:
Course email: dmassey@miracosta.edu
Office: OC 5101
Office hours: M/W 11:15am-12:15pm or by appointment
Phone: 760-757-2121 ext. 6302
Instructor notes:
 Requirements for the course include:  
  • Attending a live dance concert is a requirement for this course.
  • Have regular access to a computer with connection to the Internet and check email regularly. 
  • There is no book for the course, but a serial number MUST be purchased online or from the Oceanside campus bookstore to submit all assignments and take quizzes.
  • This course is 100% online. All reading, submitting assignments, and quizzes are in the online course. Although the course is online, it is not 100% self-paced. The entire course is open and available at the start of the semester and assignments may be completed on your own time frame, however each assignment has a due date and must be completed and submitted by the weekly due date. 
  • Have moderate experience with the Web, email, attachments, downloading, etc. 
  • Understand and apply appropriate Web netiquette.  


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