The Dance Associate in Arts degree program is designed to provide students with a wide variety of dance experience, technique, and theoretical knowledge. The curriculum includes courses in modern, jazz, ballet, ballroom, and ethnic dance along with opportunities to choreograph and perform while growing the student’s appreciation of dance.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate and apply principles and concepts of dance as they relate to successful skill performance with an increasing level of proficiency.
- Identify the key components of dance and their influence on art and society.
- Work collaboratively and cooperatively in group choreography and dance performances.
- Improve fitness and wellness through participation in selected dance forms.
Associate in Arts Degree Major Requirements
|DANC 5||Dance Appreciation||3|
|DANC 10A||Modern Dance I||1|
|DANC 10B||Modern Dance II||1|
|DANC 11A||Jazz Dance I||1|
|DANC 11B||Jazz Dance II||1|
|DANC 11C||Jazz Dance III||1|
|DANC 12A||Ballet I||1|
|DANC 12B||Ballet II||1|
|DANC 12C||Ballet III||1|
|DANC 14A||Ballroom Dance I||0.5-1|
|DANC 15A||Ethnic Dance Forms I||1|
|DANC 15B||Ethnic Dance Forms II||1|
|Select a minimum of 4 units from the following:||4|
|Modern Dance III|
|Modern Dance IV|
|Jazz Dance IV|
|Ballroom Dance II|
|Ballroom Dance III|
|Ballroom Dance IV|
|Ethnic Dance Forms III|
|Ethnic Dance Forms IV|
|Salsa Dance I|
|Salsa Dance II|
|Salsa Dance III|
|Salsa Dance IV|
|Dance Production- Modern Dance|
|Dance Production-Ethnic Dance|
|Introduction to Repertory-Jazz|
|Fitness Anatomy and Kinesiology|
|Flexibility and Relaxation Techniques I|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Introduction to Theatre|
|Introduction to Stage Lighting|
|Fundamentals of Costume Design|
|Introduction to Broadway Musicals|
|Introduction to Jazz and Pop|
|TOTAL MAJOR UNITS||20.5-21|
|Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.||39-39.5|
Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.