COMMON UNIVERSITY MAJORS RELATED TO THE FIELD OF DANCE INCLUDE:

Dance, Dance and Performance Studies, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Theater Arts, Visual and Performing Arts.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university and earn a bachelor's degree in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer/Career Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. Transfer students may also earn an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis. This degree may be individually tailored to each student's specific transfer requirements in order to provide the most efficient path to transfer. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Programs section of the catalog.

CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE: DANCE

This certificate prepares the dance student with a solid foundation of kinesthetic training in one or more idioms, principles of choreography, movement education, along with the process of performance. Graduates will be qualified to work in regional dance Theater; as a professional dancer in industrial work in areas such as Los Angeles, and as a certified dance instructor or independent choreographer.

COURSES UNITS
DANC 111, Ethnic Dance Forms 3
DANC 177B, Dance Improvisation II 1.5
DANC 181, History of Dance 3
DANC 253, Choreography 2
SELECT 4.5 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING DANCE COURSES:
DANC 110A, Ballet I 1 - 1.5
DANC 110B, Ballet II 1.5
DANC 110C, Ballet III 1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV 1.5
DANC 115A Tap I 1 - 1.5
DANC 115B Tap Dance II 1 - 1.5
DANC 115C Tap Dance III 1 - 1.5
 DANC 115D Tap Dance IV 1 - 1.5
 DANC 120A Hip Hop I 1.5
 DANC 120B Hip Hop II 1.5
 DANC 120C Hip Hop III 1.5
 DANC 120D Hip Hop IV 1.5
 DANC 135A Jazz Dance I 1 - 1.5
 DANC 135B Jazz Dance II  1.5
 DANC 135C Jazz Dance III  1.5
 DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV 1.5
 DANC 140A Modern Dance I 1 - 1.5
 DANC 140B Modern Dance II  1.5
 DANC 140C Modern Dance III 1.5
 DANC 140D Modern Dance IV 1.5
 DANC 180A Advanced Contemporary Dance I  1.5
 DANC 180B Advanced Contemporary Dance II  1.5
 DANC Select 4 units from the following Dance courses*  
 DANC 177A Dance Improvisation  1.5
 DANC 150A Dance Making: Ballet 1
 DANC 151A Dance Making: Jazz  1
 DANC 152A Dance Making: Modern  1
 DANC 153A Dance Making: Dance Theatre  1
 DANC 261A Dance Performance I  2
 DANC 261B Dance Performance II 2
 DANC 261C Dance Performance III 2
 DANC 261D Dance Performance IV 2
 DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance 2
 DANC 271B Makeup for Dance Productions I 2
 DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance Productions 2
 DANC 271D Sound Design for Dance Production 2
 DANC 183 Music for Dance 2
Total Units 17

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District

CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE: MUSICAL THEATER DANCE*

The Musical Theater Dance Certificate prepares students to develop and understand the skills and expectations required of professional musical theatre performers. Graduates will be qualified to perform in regional theatres, national tours, cruise ships, theme parks and on Broadway.

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR UNITS
DRAM 241C Musical Theatre Dance III 2
DRAM 241D Musical Theatre Dance IV 2
DRAM 2242A Rehearsal and Performance 3
Select 6 units from the following courses:  
DANC 110A, Ballet I 1.5
DANC 110B, Ballet II 1.5
DANC 110C, Ballet III 1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV 1.5
DANC 115A Tap I  1.5
DANC 115B Tap Dance II  1.5
DANC 115C Tap Dance III  1.5
 DANC 115D Tap Dance IV  1.5
 DANC 120A Hip Hop I 1.5
 DANC 120B Hip Hop II 1.5
 DANC 120C Hip Hop III 1.5
 DANC 120D Hip Hop IV 1.5
 DANC 135A Jazz Dance I   1.5
 DANC 135B Jazz Dance II  1.5
 DANC 135C Jazz Dance III  1.5
 DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV 1.5
 DANC 140A Modern Dance I 1 - 1.5
 DANC 140B Modern Dance II  1.5
 DANC 178A Advanced Commercial Dance I  1.5
 DANC 178B Advanced Commercial Dance II  1.5
 DANC Select 4 units from the following Dance courses*  
 DANC 111 Ethnic Dance Forms 2
 DANC 130A Dance Repertoire 1
 DANC 261A Dance Performance I 2
 DANC 261B Dance Performance II 2
 DANC 261C Dance Performance III 2
 DANC 261D Dance Performance IV 2
 DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance 2
 DANC 271B Makeup for Dance Productions I 2
 DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance Productions 2
 DANC 271D Sound Design for Dance Production 2
 DANC 241A Musical Theatre Dance I 2
 DANC 241B Musical Theatre Dance II
Total Units 17

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE: VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

 

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR UNITS
DANC 110C Ballet III 1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV 1.5
DANC 111 Ethnic Dance Forms 2
DANC 140C Modern Dance III 1.5
DANC 140D Modern Dance IV 1.5
DANC 177B Dance Improvisation II 1.5
DANC 181 History of Dance 2
DANC 183 Music for Dance 2
DANC 253, Choreography 2
SELECT 6 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING DANCE COURSES
DANC 110A, Ballet I 1.5
DANC 110B, Ballet II 1.5
 DANC 120A Hip Hop I 1.5
 DANC 120B Hip Hop II 1.5
 DANC 120C Hip Hop III 1.5
 DANC 120D Hip Hop IV 1.5
 DANC 130A Dance Repertoire
 DANC 135A Jazz Dance I 1 - 1.5
 DANC 135B Jazz Dance II  1.5
 DANC 135C Jazz Dance III  1.5
 DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV 1.5
 DANC 140A Modern Dance I 1 - 1.5
 DANC 140B Modern Dance II  1.5
 DANC 140C Modern Dance III 1.5
 DANC 140D Modern Dance IV 1.5
 DANC 150A Dance Making: Ballet 1
 DANC 151A Dance Making: Jazz  1
 DANC 152A Dance Making: Modern  1
 DANC 153A Dance Making: Dance Theatre  1
 DANC 177A Dance Improvisation  1 - 1.5
COMPLETE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES (4 units total):  
 DANC 261A Dance Performance I  2
 DANC 261B Dance Performance II 2
 DANC 261C Dance Performance III 2
 DANC 261D Dance Performance IV 2
 DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance 2
 DANC 271B Makeup for Dance Productions I 2
 DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance Productions 2
 DANC 271D Sound Design for Dance Production 2
Total Units 26.5

Recommended Electives: Dance 127, 178A, 178B, 179A, 179B, DRAM 241A, 242A, 242B.