Program Overview

The Dance program allows students to develop technical, aesthetic and artistic skills required to pursue a four-year dance degree. Courses cover topics on ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, history, anatomy, dance composition and music. Upon completion of the program, the dancers will possess good problem-solving skills, an ability to work with people, good health and physical stamina, along with flexibility, agility, coordination, and grace, a sense of rhythm, a feeling for music, and a creative ability to express themselves through movement.

Program Requirements

AA Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 6 units Units
DANC 100 Dance Appreciation 3 units
MUS. 100 Fundamentals of Music 3 units
Selective courses, choose a minimum of 15-16 units from the following:
Group A: Complete 6 units from the following (minimum of one course from each one of the families): Units
DANC 121.1 Modern Dance I 1 unit
DANC 121.2 Modern Dance II 1 unit
DANC 121.3 Modern Dance III 1 unit
DANC 121.4 Modern Dance IV 1 unit
DANC 130.1 Jazz Dance I 1 unit
DANC 130.2 Jazz Dance II 1 unit
DANC 130.3 Jazz Dance III 1 unit
DANC 130.4 Jazz Dance IV 1 unit
DANC 140.1 Ballet I 1 unit
DANC 140.2 Ballet II 1 unit
DANC 140.3 Ballet III 1 unit
DANC 140.4 Ballet IV 1 unit
DANC 400.1 Dance Performance and Production I 1 unit
DANC 400.2 Dance Performance and Production II 1 unit
DANC 400.3 Dance Performance and Production III 1 unit
DANC 400.4 Dance Performance and Production IV 1 unit
Group B: complete 6 units from the following (no more than 2 courses per family): Units
DANC 125.1 Salsa I 1 unit
DANC 125.2 Salsa II 1 unit
DANC 125.3 Salsa III 1 unit
DANC 125.4 Salsa IV 1 unit
DANC 150.1 Hip Hop I 1 unit
DANC 150.2 Hip Hop II 1 unit
DANC 150.3 Hip Hop lll 1 unit
DANC 150.4 Hip Hop lV 1 unit
DANC 151.1 Social Dance I 1 unit
DANC 151.2 Social Dance II 1 unit
DANC 151.3 Social Dance III 1 unit
DANC 151.4 Social Dance IV 1 unit
DANC 220 Dance Conditioning 1 unit
FITN 335.1 Pilates I 1 unit
FITN 335.2 Pilates II 1 unit
FITN 335.3 Pilates III 1 unit
FITN 335.4 Pilates IV 1 unit
DANC 115.1 Mexican Folkloric Dance I 1 unit
DANC 115.2 Mexican Folkloric Dance II 1 unit
DANC 115.3 Mexican Folkloric Dance III 1 unit
DANC 115.4 Mexican Folkloric Dance IV 1 unit
Group C: complete 3-4 units from the following: Units
BUS. 150 Entrepreneurship: Small Business Management 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
DANC 391 Dance Composition - Theory and Choreography 3 units
DRAM 200 Acting I 3 units
DRAM 221 Stage Movement 3 units
DRAM 201.3 Acting Lab III 1 unit
OR
DRAM 201.4 Acting Lab IV 1 unit
Total Required Major Units: 21 - 22

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.