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World Dance Instructor

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solo dancer The World Dance Instructor certificate program trains students for positions in the commercial and artistic areas of dance. Graduates of the program are qualified as instructors in private studios, recreation or other community dance programs, and act as consultants, lecturers, or performers with an emphasis on the ethnic dance forms, primarily Mid-Eastern, Flamenco, Spanish Classical, East Indian, or African (Nigeria/Ghana). 

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 Outcomes

solo dancer

Students will be able to:

  1. Successfully teach and perform in one or more of the following styles: African, American Social Dance, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Folklorico, Latin Dance Styles, Middle Eastern or Polynesian.
  2. Communicate how to dance through movement demonstration and verbal cueing, using appropriate dance terminology. 


 

Checklist of Required Courses (2020-21)

Required Courses
 

DANC A130

Mid-Eastern Dance 1

0.5-2

DANC A148

Mid-Eastern Dance 2

1-2

DANC A116

Latin Dance Styles I

0.5-2

DANC A155

Latin Dance Styles II

1

DANC A138

African Dance and Drumming I

0.5-2

DANC A158

African Dance and Drumming II

1

DANC A135

Flamenco Dance 1

0.5-2

DANC A147

Flamenco Dance 2

1-2

DANC A156

Polynesian Dance

1

DANC A170

Music for Dancers

2

DANC A205

Dance as a Profession Seminar

2

DANC A210

Dance Methodology

3

DANC A218

World Dance Internship I

1

DANC A219

World Dance Internship II

1

ANTH A100

Cultural Anthropology

3

or RLST A110

World Religion

or DANC A230

World Dance and Culture

 

Select the pair

2-4

DANC A201
DANC A211

Rehearsal and Performance
and Repertoire I

 

or DANC A203

Performing Dance Ensemble I

 

Select one course

 

3

DANC A223

Performing Dance Ensemble II

 

DANC A233

Performing Dance Ensemble 3

 

DANC A263

Performing Dance Ensemble IV

 


Select from the following

1-2

DANC A248
DANC A264

Mid-Eastern Dance 3
and Mid-Eastern Dance 4

 

DANC A247
DANC A267

Flamenco Dance 3
and Flamenco Dance 4

 

DANC A165

Latin Dance Styles III

 

DANC A168

African Dance and Drumming III

 

 

Select four (4) units from at least two (2) different dance styles

4

DANC A165

Latin Dance Styles III

 

DANC A133

Intro To World Dance

 

DANC A137

Classical Dance of India

 

DANC A142

Folk Dance

 

DANC A110

Ballet 1

 

DANC A111

Ballet 2

 

DANC A144

Ballet III

 

DANC A125

Tap 1

 

DANC A126

Tap 2

 

DANC A146

Tap III

 

DANC A248

Mid-Eastern Dance 3

 

DANC A264

Mid-Eastern Dance 4

 

DANC A247

Flamenco Dance 3

 

DANC A267

Flamenco Dance 4

 

DANC A101

Modern Dance 1

 

DANC A102

Modern 2

 

DANC A145

Modern Dance III

 

DANC A120

Jazz Dance 1

 

DANC A121

Jazz Dance 2

 

DANC A143

Jazz Dance III

 

DANC A154

Contemporary Commercial Dance

 

 

Total Units

28-41