Sara Jean Malan McDonald

Adjunct Faculty

Exercise Science

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

DAN133 Jazz Dance I 1 Credits

Introduction to the theory and practice of jazz dance at the beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27913
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

DAN136 Jazz Dance II 1 Credits

Theory and practice of jazz dance at the advanced beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN133 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31251
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31251 Placement in Level II dance studio courses requires completion of Level I and the permission of your Level I instructor.

DAN233 Jazz Dance III 1 Credits

Theory and practice of jazz dance at the beginning intermediate level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN136 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31265
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31265 Placement in Level III dance studio courses requires completion of Levels I and II and a placement audition. Please contact the Dance Program Director (jennifer.seigle@mesacc.edu) for more information and placement audition dates.

Spring Flex Start 2024

DAH250 Dance in Popular Culture 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary approach investigating diverse cultural dance practices that have shaped American popular culture from the late 19th century to the present. Highlights issues of power, class, race, ethnicity, gender, age and sexuality. Emphasis is on revealing diverse cultural influences in U.S. popular culture.Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26983

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

DAN298AA Special Projects 1 Credits

Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34448
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lab
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: Instructor permission required. Please contact sara.malan.mcdonald@mesacc.edu

Summer 2024

DAN132 Modern Dance I 1 Credits

Introduction to the theory and practice of modern dance at the beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16728
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 06/27/2024
MoTuWeTh
9:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Open

7 of 15
Seats Available

DAN135 Modern Dance II 1 Credits

Theory and practice of modern dance at the advanced beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN132 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16729
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 06/27/2024
MoTuWeTh
9:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Open

7 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Placement in Level II dance studio courses requires successful completion of Level I.

DAN232 Modern Dance III 1 Credits

Theory and practice of modern dance at the beginning intermediate level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN135 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16730
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 06/27/2024
MoTuWeTh
9:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Open

7 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Placement in Level III dance studio courses requires successful completion of Levels I and II.

Fall 2024

DAH250 Dance in Popular Culture 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary approach investigating diverse cultural dance practices that have shaped American popular culture from the late 19th century to the present. Highlights issues of power, class, race, ethnicity, gender, age and sexuality. Emphasis is on revealing diverse cultural influences in U.S. popular culture.Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33925

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 10/11/2024

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: sara.malan.mcdonald@mesacc.edu

DAN150 Dance Performance I 1 Credits

An introduction to the process and practice of dance performance.

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites: Any level of any of the following dance technique courses with a DAN prefix: ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, social, or world dance.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13616
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

15 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Perform in the Fall Dance Concert! Enrollment in this course requires an audition. Auditions will be held in August and are open to all MCC Students. No prior dance experience is required. For information about upcoming auditions, please contact the Dance Program Office at (480) 461-7597 or visit our website: https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/exercise-science/dance-program/performance-opportunities In addition to weekly class meetings/rehearsals, all students in this course must attend all costume fittings, and technical and dress rehearsals for the production. Students will also participate in at least one full-concert run-through prior to tech week. A production schedule will be provided to students during the first week of classes.

DAN155 Dance Performance II 1 Credits

Continued study of the process and practice of dance performance at advanced beginning level.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN150 or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: Any level of any of the following dance technique courses with a DAN prefix: ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, social, or world dance.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15171
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

15 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Perform in the Fall Dance Concert! Enrollment in this course requires an audition. Auditions will be held in August and are open to all MCC Students. No prior dance experience is required. For information about upcoming auditions, please contact the Dance Program Office at (480) 461-7597 or visit our website: https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/exercise-science/dance-program/performance-opportunities In addition to weekly class meetings/rehearsals, all students in this course must attend all costume fittings, and technical and dress rehearsals for the production. Students will also participate in at least one full-concert run-through prior to tech week. A production schedule will be provided to students during the first week of classes.

DAN250 Dance Performance III 1 Credits

Continued study of the process and practice of dance performance at beginning intermediate level.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN155 or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: Any level of any of the following dance technique courses with a DAN prefix: ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, social, or world dance.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32330
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

15 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Perform in the Fall Dance Concert! Enrollment in this course requires an audition. Auditions will be held in August and are open to all MCC Students. No prior dance experience is required. For information about upcoming auditions, please contact the Dance Program Office at (480) 461-7597 or visit our website: https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/exercise-science/dance-program/performance-opportunities In addition to weekly class meetings/rehearsals, all students in this course must attend all costume fittings, and technical and dress rehearsals for the production. Students will also participate in at least one full-concert run-through prior to tech week. A production schedule will be provided to students during the first week of classes.

Fall Flex Start 2024

DAN133 Jazz Dance I 1 Credits

Introduction to the theory and practice of jazz dance at the beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32334
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Open

9 of 15
Seats Available

DAN136 Jazz Dance II 1 Credits

Theory and practice of jazz dance at the advanced beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN133 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32335
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Open

9 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Placement in Level II dance studio courses requires successful completion of Level I or permission of the instructor. If you have not completed Level I but you would like to request special permission to move into Level II, please contact the dance program during the first week of classes for placement information.

DAN233 Jazz Dance III 1 Credits

Theory and practice of jazz dance at the beginning intermediate level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DAN136 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32336
Dobson Campus

Dance Room

In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Open

9 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Placement in Level III dance studio courses requires successful completion of Level II.

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