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Dance

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

The dance program offers training courses for both beginning and advanced students in the areas of ballet, modern, and jazz. The emphasis is on technique, choreography, and extensive performance opportunities.Students will be able transfer to a four-year institution, and will acquire the core skills necessary for lower-division bachelors dance degree requirements.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Dance will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in two of the following dance styles modern, ballet, and jazz.
  • Exhibit accomplished technique in tap and hip hop dance.
  • Demonstrate competency through public performances.
  • Develop an informed viewpoint of dance as an art form.
  • Demonstrate choreographic skills including supervisory and effective communicative abilities.

Program Requirements

A major of 29 units is required for the certificate. Demonstrated proficiency in two out of the three dance forms is required for the certificate. Required core courses (19 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
DANC 101 Dance Appreciation 3.0
DANC 110 Modern Dance I 2.0
DANC 120 Ballet Dance I 2.0
DANC 130 Jazz Dance I 2.0
DANC 133 Hip Hop Dance I 2.0
DANC 152 Tap Dance I 2.0
DANC 154 Clinic in Dance Partnering 1.0
DANC 156 Techniques for Stretch & Wellness 1.0
DANC 170 Music for Dancers 1.0
DANC 171 Dance Composition/Choreography I 3.0

Plus 2 courses selected from the following (4 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
DANC 111 Modern Dance II 2.0
DANC 121 Ballet Dance II 2.0
DANC 131 Jazz Dance II 2.0

Plus 1 course from the following (3 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
DANC 115 Modern Dance III 3.0
DANC 125 Ballet Dance III 3.0
DANC 135 Jazz Dance III 3.0

Plus 1 course from the following (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
DANC 180 Performance Laboratory 3.0
DANC 182 Technical Production Lab 3.0
DANC 183 Dance Ensemble 3.0
DANC 186 Dance Production 3.0
DANC 188 Dance Composition/Choreography II 3.0
DANC 148 Folklorico Concert Production 3.0
DANC 148 Folklorico Concert Production 3.0

 

Last Modified Apr 16, 2024