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Dance Instructor

2 dancers dancing​​The Dance Instructor certificate program trains students for positions in the commercial and artistic areas of dance. Graduates of the program would be qualified as instructors with an emphasis in one of the following: ballet, modern, jazz, tap and world dance forms in private studios, recreation or other community dance programs. The Dance Department also recommends that students complete their General Education Requirements for an Associate Degree. Students are able to apply principles of movement and creativity to all forms of dance, demonstrate skills of instructing dance to communicate through movement and words, and apply information learned in other disciplines to the art form of dance.

Instruction will utilize both classroom work, using a variety of instructional methods (lecture, lab/demonstration, independent and group projects) and internship experiences in business/industry to prepare the student for job requirements.



Program Outcome

Solo dancer on stage

Students will be able to:

  1. Communicate proper dance technique effectively through movement demonstration and verbal cueing, using appropriate corresponding terminology.
  2. Successfully teach a dance class in a particular style: modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop or contemporary dance.


Checklist of Required Courses (2020-21)


Required Courses

 

DANC A119

Kinesiology For Dance (Fall only)

3

DANC A152

Pilates Apparatus & Mat Work Level 1

1-2

or DANC A153

Pilates Apparatus & Mat Work Level 2

DANC A150

Dance Improvisation I (Spring only)

1

or DANC A250

Dance Improvisation II (Spring only)

 

Select one of the following:

 

3

DANC A160

Dance Composition/Choreography I (Fall Only)

 

DANC A162

Dance Composition/Choreography II (Fall Only)

 

DANC A262

Dance Composition/Choreography III (Fall Only)

 

DANC A170

Music for Dancers

2

DANC A180

Dance Wellness and Injury Prevention

3

DANC A200

Appreciation Of Dance

3

DANC A201

Rehearsal and Performance

1

or DANC A202

Rehearsal and Performance II

DANC A205

Dance as a Profession Seminar

2

DANC A210

Dance Methodology

3

DANC A211

Repertoire I

1-4

or DANC A212

Repertoire II

DANC A220

Dance Internship I

1

DANC A221

Dance Internship II

1

 

Select one of the following:

2

DANC A143

Jazz Dance III

 

DANC A243

Jazz IV

 

DANC A253

Preparation for Audition - Jazz

 

 

Select one of the following:

2

DANC A144

Ballet III

 

DANC A244

Ballet IV

 

DANC A254

Preparation for Audition - Ballet

 

 

Select one of the following:

 

2

DANC A145

Modern Dance III

 

DANC A245

Modern Dance IV

 

DANC A255

Preparation for Audition - Modern

 

 

Select one of the following:

0.5-2

DANC A125

Tap 1

 

DANC A126

Tap 2

 

DANC A146

Tap III

 

DANC A246

Tap IV

 

DANC A256

Preparation for Audition - Tap

 

 

Select three units of dance techniques from at least two different dance styles:

 

3

DANC A138

African Dance and Drumming I

 

DANC A158

African Dance and Drumming II

 

DANC A168

African Dance and Drumming III

 

DANC A137

Classical Dance of India

 

DANC A154

Contemporary Commercial Dance

 

DANC A135

Flamenco Dance 1

 

DANC A147

Flamenco Dance 2

 

DANC A247

Flamenco Dance 3

 

DANC A267

Flamenco Dance 4

 

DANC A149

Hip-Hop Dance I

 

DANC A159

Hip-Hop Dance II

 

DANC A169

Hip-Hop Dance 3

 

DANC A269

Hip Hop 4

 

DANC A133

Intro To World Dance

 

DANC A116

Latin Dance Styles I

 

DANC A155

Latin Dance Styles II

 

DANC A165

Latin Dance Styles III

 

DANC A130

Mid-Eastern Dance 1

 

DANC A148

Mid-Eastern Dance 2

 

DANC A248

Mid-Eastern Dance 3

 

DANC A264

Mid-Eastern Dance 4

 

DANC A156

Polynesian Dance

 
    

 

 

Suggested Electives:

BIOL A221

Anatomy-Physiology

4

BUS A100

Introduction to Business

3

BUS A120

Personal Financial Success

3

CMST A100

Interpersonal Communication

3

DANC A129

Pilates Methodology

3

EC A131

Creativity for Children

3

HLED/PUBH A100

Health Education

3

HLED/KIN A270

Fitness and Health

3

HMDV A180

Child Growth and Development

3

PSYC A100

Introduction to Psychology

3