Dan Cowgill Dept. Chair
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Jan McEveety

Jan McEveety
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Health 11 Syllabus

Maria Reisch

Maria Reisch
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I started studying Ballet with Nico Charrise. Then I studied with David Lichine and his wife Tatania Riabouchinska. I attended UCLA where received BA and MA in Dance. Besides Ballet, I have also specialized in various ethnic dance cultures including the Balkans, Mexican Folklorico – having my own performing group Los Rancheros - Israeli, Eastern European, and Scottish Dance.

Here at L A City College have taught Modern Dance, Ballet, Choreography, Folk Dance, and Folklorico. I have served the WPE department twice as Department Chair. I am currently the Vice President of the Academic Senate and Curriculum Chair and am in charge of the Dance Demonstrations presented every semester.

Ballet Terminology

Dan Glickman

Dan Glickman
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Dan Glickman is a graduate of San Francisco State University where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He has an extensive background in several sports activities, exercise science, yoga, and specific dance forms. In addition to being a physical education instructor, he has also taught dance at the University of San Francisco, College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, as well as LACC since 1995.

Philosophically, he attempts to create a bridge between his pragmatic approach of teaching to whatever learning styles are most effective for his students and the individual creative inspiration contributed by both he and the students. The gradual blending of athletics and creativity have been a gratifying and continuing source of personal fulfillment which he hopes will be transferred to each individual student in any way he or she may find of value, and so that the student may continue to enjoy and apply what they have learned in his or her life outside of the college as wel



Christine Tinberg

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B.S. degree, Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University, 1989
M.S. degree, Exercise Science, Arizona State University, 1993
M.S. degree, Ministry, Pepperdine University, 2000


Part Time Faculty

Phyllis Eckler

Phyllis Eckler
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Phyllis Eckler is a former member of La Compagnie de la Jeunesse Romande of  Switzerland, the Bat Dor Dance Company of Israel and the Loretta Livingston Dance Company of Los Angeles. She has an MFA in Dance from the The California Institute for the Arts. Ms. Eckler has choreographed for the Los Angeles Opera, Cal State LA Theater Dept., Occidental College, Glendale College and Los Angeles City College. She currently teaches modern dance, jazz dance, choreography, yoga and body conditioning at LA City College and Glendale College.

Phyllis Eckler's website click here

Diana Cummins

Diana Cummins
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Recipient of an Excellence in Teaching award by the California Alliance of Art Education, dance artist and educator, Diana Cummins, has been teaching dance and yoga for over 25 years.  She has worked as an artist-in-the-schools for Performing Tree, dance specialist for the California Arts Project, director of dance programs at two Los Angeles area high schools, taught summer dance programs for Crossroads Secondary School in Santa Monica, Djanbazian Dance Academy in La Crescenta, California, and served as president of the California Dance Education Association from 2002 to 2004.  As a consultant to the Music Center Education Division, she has written dance curriculum and taught for their Summer Institute Program with Pilobolus Dance Theater. 

Her dance training includes the Martha Graham School and Lynn Simonson in New York, Ron Brown, (Alvin Ailey Company), Bill Evans, Margaret Hills, Charles Edmonson (principal dancer, Lewitzky Dance Company), body therapy studies in Laban Movement Analysis, Pilates, and Iyengar yoga, and holds an MA in Dance from UCLA.  She has performed as a solo artist, a member of Garung Physical Theatre Company, and is currently working on creating and performing projects with other local dance artists.  An advocate of movement’s capacity to empower and connect human beings, Diana’s classes at LACC emphasize a dynamic physical collaborative process amongst students of all levels and abilities.  

Handouts: page 2, page 5, page 6
Diana Cummins webpage click here
syllabus pe225 yoga Spring 2013
Decoding Asanas
Names of Asanas
Study Guide for Yoga 225
Laurienne Singer

Laurienne Singer
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Ms. Singer received her Masters in Dance in Choreography with a minor in Dance Therapy from UCLA. She was commissioned to work on a Rockefeller Grant experimenting with Light and Movement. Her thesis a “Dance for People and Puppets” was featured in Theatercraft magazine as well as the National Puppetry Journal. She has danced and performed since childhood, training in Modern,Jazz,Tap and Ballet with such greats as Nico Charisse, Marjorie Jean Fields,Carmelita Maracci,Yvonne Mounsey, Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Murrey Louis, Merce Cunningham, Trish Brown and Meredith Monk. Her studies in Choreography include Nico Charisse, Bessie Schoenberg and Louis Horst, Jean Erdman.

In the last 10 years she has been teaching Dance and movement at LACC. She has developed a class called “Stress Management Techniques through Movement and Dance” This class incorporates many of the Dance therapy modalities as well as teaching specific movements and breathing techniques to release stress, some based on age old traditions from many different cultures. Ms. Singer also teaches Yoga , a discipline she has been practicing since her teen-age years. Periodically Jazz, Choreography,Social Dance and Body Dynamics are courses that she  teaches, Whatever she teaches, , her goal is to help the student find the joy in moving, strengthen their body and their self esteem and to provide an experience to motivate one and all to continue to engage in healthy physical activity through their lifetime.

PE 225 - Yoga - syllabus - page 1, page 2
PE 299 - Stress Management - syllabus
Dance 452 - Choreography syllabus -
Dance 437 - Jazz - syllabus
Dance 805 History of Dance- syllabus

dance history paper info


Karin Jensen
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Jazz 437syllabus -
Social Dance 440 syllabus -
Pilates 469 syllabus -
Yoga syllabus-


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Peggy Coulehan

PE 225 Yoga Syllabus
PE 228 Conditioning (Cardio - Kickboxing) Syllabus
PE 102 Swim Syllabus