Dance AA

The Dance program is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate program in Dance. The program provides both a liberal arts (core studies) background and dance coursework designed to prepare students for successful transfer to a four-year institution as a Dance major. Some graduates have gone directly into careers teaching at private dance studios/schools.

Career Pathway

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in modern dance and ballet technique.
  • Perform in-class improvisations alone, with a partner, and in a group with commitment to the movement.
  • Choreograph and perform a dance using basic principles of dance composition.
  • Perform selected dance repertory for the public according to established criteria.
  • Analyze cultural influences on contemporary dance.
  • Integrate critical elements of dance training into personal dance practice.

Students enrolled in the Dance A.A. program must earn a C or better in all DAN courses for graduation.

CURRICULUM

FIRST SEMESTER

DAN 101** Introduction to Dance Studies 3
DAN 104** Modern Dance I 3
DAN 155** Dance Performance Ensemble I 1
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Core Goal 3: Quantitative Skills
(Students may not take MAT 103 to meet this requirement.)
3
Elective
(16 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and
Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences
3

SECOND SEMESTER

DAN 123** Ballet I 3
DAN 151** Dance Improvisation 3
DAN 156** Dance Performance Ensemble II 1
ENG 102** English Composition II 3
MUS 120** Music Fundamentals 3
Elective
(16 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency 3

THIRD SEMESTER

DAN 223** Ballet II 3
DAN 161** Dance Repertory and Performance I 3
DAN 251** Dance Composition 3
Elective ESW 147 Mat Pilates or
ESW 148 Hatha Yoga
2
Elective
(15 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 8: BIO or CHEM elective 4

FOURTH SEMESTER

DAN 204** Modern Dance II 3
DAN 157** Dance Performance Ensemble III 1
DAN 110** Introduction to Dance as Art in America 3
Dance Elective DAN 102, DAN 103, DAN 121, or DAN 122
may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
3
Elective Core Goal 12: Global Perspective and
Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning
3
SPC 120
(16 Credit Hours)
Public Speaking 3

* Students who cannot demonstrate a fundamental level of proficiency in modern dance and ballet may be required to take DAN 103 and/or DAN 122. 
** Course must be completed with a C or better to complete program..

This curriculum outline represents the minimum requirements for the AA in Dance degree. Students planning to transfer as third year dance majors may need to take additional dance courses. Check the requirements of the transfer institution. Students planning to transfer as dance majors are recommended to take at least two DAN technique courses per semester, which will require additional hours of study.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS: 63

Modified on: 3/12/15

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