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The associate degree dance program is designed to provide a broad base of dance classes.  Course curriculum will provide training for transfer to similar programs at four-year institutions and/or will prepare students for employment in a variety of areas of dance.

Career Opportunities

  • Choreographer
  • Dance Aesthetics and Criticism
  • Dance Director
  • Dance Historian*
  • Dancer
  • Dance Teacher*
  • Dance Therapist*
  • Fitness or Pilates Instructor
  • Movement Notator
  • Performer
  • Pilates Instructor*
  • Reconstructor
  • Recreation Leader
*Bachelor’s Degree, Master's Degree, or specific certification may also be required.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

(Major Code: 50027)   Degree modifications effective Fall 2016.
Subject & Number Title Units
Dance 080A Modern I 1.5
Dance 080B Modern II 1.5
Dance 084A Jazz I 1.5
Dance 084B Jazz II 1.5
Dance 088A Ballet I 1.5
Dance 088B Ballet II 1.5
Dance 094A Hip Hop II 1.5
Dance 110 or 120 Dance History or Dance Appreciation 3.0
Dance 118A Pilates I 1.5
Dance 204 Dance Improvisation 2.0
Dance 205 Choreography 2.0
Total 19.0

Select TWO (2) of the following courses:
Subject & Number Title Units
Dance 080C Modern III 1.5
Dance 080D Modern IV 1.5
Dance 084C Jazz III 1.5
Dance 084D Jazz IV 1.5
Dance 088C Ballet III 1.5
Dance 088D Ballet IV 1.5
Total 3.0

Select TWO (2) of the following courses:
Subject & Number Title Units
Dance 201 Dance Theatre Performance I 1.0
Dance 202 Dance Theatre Performance II 2.0
Dance 203 Dance Theatre Performance III 3.0
Dance 223 Student Choreography for Production I 2.5
Dance 224 Student Choreography for Production II 2.5
Dance 225 Student Choreography for Production III 2.5
Dance 227 Performance Ensemble I 1.0
Dance 228 Performance Ensemble II 1.5
Dance 229 Performance Ensemble III 2.0
Dance 230 Performance Ensemble IV 2.5
Total 2.0-5.5

Select TWO (2) of the following courses:
Subject & Number Title Units
Dance 068 Introduction to Dance 1.0
Dance 071A or 071B Studio Workshop in Tap I or II 1.0
Dance 072A or 072B Studio Workshop in Modern I or II 1.0
Dance 074A or 074B Studio Workshop in Jazz I or II 1.0
Dance 078A or 078B Studio Workshop in Ballet I or II 1.0
Dance 081A, 081B, 081C, or 081D Tap I, II, III, or IV 1.5
Dance 082A or 082B Social and Ballroom Dance I or II 1.5
Dance 094B, 094C or 094D Hip Hop II, III, or IV 1.5
Dance 095 Musical Theater Dance 1.5
Dance 099A, 099B, or 099C Studio Workshop in Pointe I, II, or III 1.0
Dance 116 Stretch and Alignment 1.5
Dance 118B, 118C, or 118D Pilates II, III, or IV 1.5
Dance 200 Touring Dance Ensemble 2.0
Dance 206 Choreography 2.0
Total 2.0-4.0
Degree Total
Plus General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Dance. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.  Please see the Dance Department Chair for further clarification if needed.
Last Updated: 01/11/2018
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