Dance - Associate in Arts
The Associate in Arts in Dance degree will prepare students for transfer into a four-year dance major, minor or performing arts program. It can also prepare students for further study in other dance-related fields including performing, dance teaching, choreography, dance science, dance therapy, dance history or dance criticism. Upon completion of the degree students should be proficient in three or more dance technique styles at the intermediate level, have a firm understanding of dance appreciation and music theory, and be competent in creating and performing dance.
The Associate in Arts in Dance degree course of study requires a sound foundation of ballet, jazz and modern dance technique. Students must pass or test out of Dance 010, Dance 020 and Dance 050 prior to beginning the required coursework for this degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply proper posture, alignment, body organizations, vocabulary, and performance quality to a variety of dance techniques.
- Discuss the aesthetics and composition of dance as an expression of self and culture.
- Critically compare various dance genres on the basis of movement and historical context.
- Perform original dance choreography in class or for live public performances.
- Create dance choreography using the principles of composition for in class demonstration or live public performance.
Students must pass or test out of Dance 010, Dance 020 and Dance 050 prior to beginning the required coursework for this degree.
A.A. Major Requirements
|DANCE 002||Dance Appreciation||3|
|DANCE 030||Dance Improvisation||1.5|
|MUSIC 091||Music Appreciation: Western Civilization||3|
|THEAT 033||Technical Theatre in Production||1-3|
|Required Technique Courses|
|DANCE 011||Ballet, Intermediate||1|
|DANCE 011B||Ballet, High-Intermediate||1|
|DANCE 011C||Ballet, Advanced||1|
|DANCE 021||Jazz Dance, Intermediate||1|
|DANCE 021B||Jazz Dance, High-Intermediate||1|
|DANCE 051||Modern Dance, Intermediate||1|
|DANCE 051B||Modern Dance, High-Intermediate||1|
|Approved Major Elective Technique Courses|
|Select 1.5 units from the following:||1.5|
|Hip-Hop Dance, Beginning|
|Hip-hop Dance, Intermediate|
|Tap Dance, Beginning|
|Tap Dance, Intermediate|
|Ballroom Dance, Beginning|
|Ballroom Dance, Intermediate|
|Intermediate Ballroom - Latin|
|Intermediate Ballroom - Swing|
|Addititional Approved Major Electives|
|Select 4 units from the following:||4|
|Dance Pedagogy: Teaching Children Dance|
|Dancers' Workshop - Student, Large Group|
|Dancers' Workshop - Student, Small Group|
|Dancers' Workshop - Student, Solo/Duet|
|Rehearsal and Performance - Modern Dance|
|Rehearsal and Performance - Jazz Dance|
|Rehearsal and Performance - Hip-Hop Dance|
|Rehearsal and Perfomance - Tap Dance|
|Rehearsal and Performance - Ballroom Dance|
|Rehearsal and Performance - Ballet|
|Choreography Workshop - Large Group|
|Choreography Workshop - Small Group|
|Choreography Workshop - Solo/Duet|
A. A. Degree Requirements
|General Education Requirements||39|