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Dance Certificates

DANCE FOUNDATIONS

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The goal of the Dance Foundations Certificate is to provide a broad overview of the dance world, while introducing students to the techniques of several dance genres. This Certificate is designed to familiarize incoming dance students with the immense diversity in the dance world, as well as the work ethic, etiquette, and physical practice required for all dance forms. Prerequisite Skills and Limitations: None

REQUIRED CORE: (20 Units)

DANC 100 Dance Appreciation  3
DANC 105 Introduction to Dance Movement   3
DANC 106A Beginning Ballet  2
DANC 108A Dance, Modern, Beginning 2
DANC 110 Commercial Dance Foundations   2
DANC 130 A Beginning Choreography  2
DANC 140 Beginning Jazz Dance  2
Plus (4) Elective Units from the Courses Listed Below 4
Total 20 Units

SELECT A MINIMUM OF 4 UNITS FROM THE COURSES LISTED BELOW

DANC 109 Introduction to Dance Cultures of the World  2
DANC 121 Latin Social Dance  2
DANC 122 Middle Eastern Dance  2
DANC 123 African Dance  2
DANC 125 Introduction to Ballroom Dance   2
DANC 142 Beginning Tap Dance  2               

Recommended Sequence of Classes

Semester 1

DANC 100 Dance Appreciation  3
DANC 105 Introduction to Dance Movement   3
DANC 140 Beginning Jazz Dance  2
Plus Elective (2) from the Elective List             2
Total 10

Semester 2

DANC 106A Beginning Ballet   2
DANC 108A Dance, Modern, Beginning  2
DANC 110 Commercial Dance Foundations  2
DANC 130 A Beginning Choreography  2
Plus Elective (2) from the Elective List  2
Total 10

 

COMMERCIAL DANCE

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The goal of the Commercial Dance Certification is to prepare the student for the rigors of the professional commercial dance field. Building on the skills, etiquette, and ethics built in the Dance Foundations Certificate, the Commercial Dance Certification aims to ready dancers for the physical, creative, technical, and technological demands involved in auditioning, rehearsing, and performing in the professional world of commercial dance on stage or screen.  Prerequisite Skills and Limitations: Successful Completion of the Dance Foundations Certificate

REQUIRED CORE: (24 Units)                                           

DANC 106B Intermediate Ballet    2
DANC 108B Intermediate Modern Dance   2
DANC 112 Contemporary Dance    2
DANC 123 African Dance    2
DANC 124 Hip Hop Dance I    2
DANC 126 Hip Hop Dance II   2
DANC 130 B Intermediate Choreography OR DANC 132 Dance Technology   2
DANC 141 Intermediate Jazz Dance OR  DANC 144 Dance for Musical Theatre   2
Electives from Performance List  4
Electives from Recommended List  4
Total   24  Units

SELECT A MINIMUM OF 4 UNITS FROM THE PERFORMANCE COURSES LISTED BELOW

DANC 50 Individualized Dance Development     1
DANC 133 Dance Production   2
DANC 134 Dance Performance   2
DANC 135 Dance Workshop  2
DANC 136 Dance Repertory  2
DANC 150 Rehearsal for Formal Dance Concerts  2
DANC 151 Rehearsal for Informal Dance Showcases  2

SELECT A MINIMUM OF 4 UNITS FROM THE ELECTIVE COURSES LISTED BELOW

DANC 107 Ballet Variations  2
DANC 108C Advanced Modern Dance  2
DANC 120 Partnering  2
DANC 121 Latin Social  2
DANC 122 Middle Eastern Dance   2
DANC 125 Introduction to Ballroom Dance  2
DANC 142 Beginning Tap Dance  2
DANC 143 Intermediate Tap Dance    2

 

PEX 151 Yoga 1
PEX 156 Pilates Conditioning  1
PEX 157 Conditioning for Dance  1

 

TH 108 Improvisation for Acting/the Theatre  3.5
TH 110 Fundamentals of Acting  3.5
TH 115 Stage Movement and Combat  3
TH 133 Stage Crew Activity  1
TH 222 Stage Lighting  3

 

Recommended Sequence of Classes

Semester 1

DANC 106B Intermediate Ballet  2
DANC 112 Contemporary Dance  2
DANC 123 African Dance  2
DANC 124 Hip Hop Dance I  2
Elective from Performance List  2
Elective from Recommended List  2
Total   12

 

Semester 2

DANC 108B Intermediate Modern Dance   2
DANC 126 Hip Hop Dance II   2
DANC 130 B Intermediate Choreography OR DANC 132 Dance Technology  2
DANC 144 Dance for Musical Theatre OR DANC 141 Intermediate Jazz Dance  2
Elective from Performance List   2
Elective from Recommended List   2
Total   12

DANCE

DANCE TEACHING

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The goal of the Dance Teaching Foundations Certificate is to familiarize the students with basic methodologies to teach multiple dance genres in classroom and studio settings. Courses deepen studies into the historical, pedagogical, anatomical, and stylistic roots of techniques the students are seeking to teach; while preparing them to apply for dance and dance-related jobs in studio, classroom, and alternative settings. Students must complete the required courses with a minimum 2.0 GPA.  Prerequisite: Completion of the Dance Foundations Certificate of Achievement with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

REQUIRED CORE: (18 Units)                              

 DANC 50 Individualized Dance Development  1                                                       DANC 101 Dance History  3                                                                                     DANC 109 Introduction to Dance Cultures of the World 2                                       DANC 130 Dance Improvisation 2                                                                                 DANC 131 Dance Movement Analysis OR DANC 132 Dance Technology  3         DANC 138 Dance Teaching Methods  3                                                                   EDEL  100 Introduction to Teaching & Learning in Diverse Contemporary Classrooms   OR EDEL 105 Introduction to Teaching (Single Subject Credential)      1                   KIN 205 Anatomical Movement Analysis  3                                                           Electives from Recommended List   6                                                                        Total  24

SELECT A MINIMUM OF 6 UNITS FROM THE ELECTIVE COURSES LISTED BELOW

DANC 95 Cardio Barre Dance Fitness 1

DANC 99 Alignment and Conditioning for Dance 1

DANC 102 Introduction to Adaptive Dance 2

DANC 106B Intermediate Ballet 2  

DANC 106C Advanced Ballet  2                                              

DANC 107 Ballet Variations  2

DANC 108B Intermediate Modern Dance  2

DANC 108C Advanced Modern Dance  2

DANC 112 Contemporary Dance   2

DANC 114 Liturgical Dance 2

DANC 120 Partnering for Dance   2

DANC 121 Latin Social  Dance   2

DANC 122 Middle Eastern Dance  2

DANC 123 African Dance                                                                                  2

DANC 124 Hip Hop Dance I                                                                             2

DANC 125 Introduction to Ballroom Dance                                                    2

DANC 126 Hip Hop Dance II                                                                           2

DANC 127 Ballet Folklorico 2

DANC 128 Latin Dance Performance 2

DANC 130B Intermediate Choreography 2

DANC 131 Dance Movement Analysis                                                              2

DANC 132 Dance Technology  3

DANC 133 Dance Production                                                                         2

DANC 134 Dance Performance                                                                     2

DANC 135 Dance Workshop                                                                          2

DANC 136 Dance Repertory                                                                           2

DANC 141 Intermediate Jazz                                                                          2

DANC 142 Beginning Tap Dance                                                              2   

DANC 143 Intermediate Tap                                                                          2          

DANC 144 Dance for Musical Theatre                                                     2      

DANC 150 Rehearsal for Formal Dance Concerts                           2

DANC 151 Rehearsal for Informal Dance Showcases                   2

PEX 151 Yoga                                                                                                           1

PEX 155 Piyo Introduction to Pilates and Yoga                                 1

PEX 156 Pilates Conditioning                                                                        1                                              

TH 108 Improvisation for Acting/the Theatre                                  3.5

TH 110 Fundamentals of Acting                                                                  3.5

TH 115 Stage Movement and Combat                                                      3

TH 133 Stage Crew Activity                                                                           1

TH 145 Costume Production for Dance 1

TH 222 Stage Lighting                                                                             3

 

Recommended Sequence of Classes


Semester 1

DANC 101 Dance History                                                                             3

DANC 109 Introduction to Dance Cultures of the World                         2

DANC 130 Dance Improvisation                                             2

EDEL  100 Introduction to Teaching & Learning in Diverse Contemporary Classrooms 

OR EDEL 105 Introduction to Teaching (Single Subject Credential)       1

Elective                                                                                                                       4

Total                                                                                                                           12


 

Semester 2

DANC 50 Individualized Dance Development                                    1

DANC 138 Dance Teaching Methodologies                                         3

DANC 132 Dance Technology  OR

DANC 131 Dance Movement Analysis 3

KIN 205 Anatomical Movement Analysis                                                        3

Elective                                                                                                                       2

Total                                                                                                                            12 

 

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