Dance Associate in Arts Degree  
The Dance Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide students with a foundational dance education emphasizing dance technique and performance complimented by integrated studies in choreography, dance production, repertory, dance appreciation and conditioning that will prepare them to transfer as dance majors for an advanced degree or to teach, choreograph, and perform at various community and private venues. Additionally the dance training will contribute to the student’s development of management skills, collaboration strategies and aesthetics. This degree requires a total of 28-30 units.  
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes  
Outcome 1: Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of ballet, modern and jazz techniques from beginning to intermediate level.
Outcome 2: Demonstrate acquired knowledge of dance techniques enabling them to perform various styles of dance.
Outcome 3: Assess and criticize dance from a historical and stylistic perspective.
 
Required Courses (25-27 Units) Units  
DANC 102 F Conditioning for Dance 2  
DANC 141 F Ballet l: Beginning Ballet 2  
DANC 142 F Ballet ll: Advanced Beginning Ballet 2  
DANC 162 F Advanced Beginning Modern Dance 2  
  or  
DANC 163 F Intermediate Modern Dance 2  
DANC 112 F Jazz II 2  
DANC 202 F Dance Composition/Choreography 3  
DANC 143 F Ballet lll: Intermediate Ballet 2  
DANC 100 F Dance Appreciation 3  
  or  
DANC 210 F Multicultural Dance in the U.S. Today 3  
  or  
DANC 120 F Dance History 3  
DANC 214 F Dance Repertory 2  
  or  
DANC 205 F Dance Ensemble 3  
DANC 203 F Dance Production 2  
  or  
DANC 204 F Dance Rehearsal and Performance 3  
DANC 200 F Dance Appreciation: A Classical Ballet Retrospective 3  
     
Restricted Electives (3 Units)
Select 3 Units from the following list:
Units  
DANC 113 F Tap Dance I 1  
DANC 114 F Tap Dance II 1  
DANC 130 F Afro-Caribbean Dance 1  
DANC 150 F Commercial Dance 1  
DANC 122 F Middle Eastern Dance 1  
     
Total Units 28 – 30  
Dance Teaching Certificate
 
The Dance Teaching Skills Certificate is designed to prepare the student to teach creative movement at a variety of locations, such as community centers and private dance studios. The Dance Teaching Skills Certificate requires 17 units of which 14 units are in required courses and the remaining 3 units are chosen from restricted electives.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: Demonstrate the ability to teach creative movement in the style of ballet, modern, jazz as well as ethnic dance forms.
Outcome 2: Demonstrate acquired dance training and practical skills to qualify for work in community centers, private dance studios, and other venues.
Outcome 3: Create choreographed beginning dance sequences in in the style of ballet, modern and jazz dance.
 
Required Courses (14 units) Units
DANC 160 F Introduction to Modern Dance 2
DANC 161 F Beginning Modern Dance 2
DANC 111 F Jazz I 2
DANC 112 F Jazz II 2
DANC 150 F Commercial Dance 1
DANC 113 F Tap Dance I 1
DANC 140 F Introduction to Ballet 2
DANC 141 F Ballet l: Beginning Ballet 2
   
Restricted Electives (3 units) Units
DANC 100 F Dance Appreciation 3
  or
DANC 120 F Dance History 3
DANC 115 F Hip Hop Dance I 1
DANC 116 F Social Dance 1
DANC 119 F Dance for Theatre 1
DANC 122 F Middle Eastern Dance 1
  or
DANC 130 F Afro-Caribbean Dance 1
DANC 132 F Flamenco Dance I 1
DANC 200 F Dance Appreciation: A Classical Ballet Retrospective 3
  or
DANC 210 F Multicultural Dance in the U.S. Today 3
   
Total Units 17