Dance

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: A1350)

Dance is a rigorous, specialized area of the performing arts that communicates and expresses meaning, emotion, and cultural values. The field demands a high level of physical preparation as well as a thorough understanding of aesthetics. Designed to help students develop the technical skills and professional preparation for careers related to dance. Students develop their skills in ballet, jazz, and modern dance, concentrating on rhythm, musicality, coordination, and memory building techniques. It also offers the option to explore tap, ethnic, and social dance forms while offering opportunities for individual creativity.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Create and perform dance studies for a small group using accompaniment.
  • Employ the concepts of specific dance techniques in the demonstration and performance of center and tor movement combinations.
Program Requirements
ANTH 102CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
BIOL 260HUMAN ANATOMY4
DANC 109MODERN DANCE I1.5
DANC 110MODERN DANCE II1.5
DANC 113BALLET I1.5
DANC 114BALLET II1.5
DANC 115BALLET III1.5
DANC 117JAZZ DANCE I1.5
DANC 118JAZZ DANCE II1.5
DANC 200DANCE HISTORY AND APPRECIATION3
PSYC 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Total Units23.5
Recommended Electives
BIOL 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
BIOL 101PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY1
DANC 111MODERN DANCE III1.5
DANC 112MODERN DANCE IV1.5
DANC 125DANCE PRODUCTION I2
DANC 126DANCE PRODUCTION II2
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.