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Choreographic Studies and Dance Technique

This degree or certificate is designed to provide academic and hands-on learning experience for individuals planning a career as dancer or choreographer in commercial dance or in dance companies. Students gain the knowledge, skills and abilities required to transfer to a four-year college or audition for work in the dance industry. Students must complete the required courses and choose additional courses to total a minimum of 25 units. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate technical dance skills using correct body alignment and muscle coordination; and explain dance vocabulary of various dance styles. This curriculum is designed for students who plan careers in commercial and concert dance.

PREREQUISITE COURSE REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  DANCE 100
or
DANCE 102
Survey of Dance History

Middle Eastern Dance History
3
or
3
DANCE 111 or equivalent DANCE 114 Ballet Technique III 2
DANCE 116 or equivalent DANCE 117 Modern Dance Technique III 2
DANCE 121 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently) DANCE 122 Jazz Performance Skills 1.5
  DANCE 127 Salsa I  1.5
DANCE 124 or equivalent DANCE 129 Hip-Hop II 1.5
DANCE 101 or 110 or 115 or 120 pr 124, or equivalent DANCE 130 Choreography 1.5

DANCE 116 or 122 or 121 or equivalent

DANCE 116 or 122 or 121 or equivalent

DANCE 135*
or
DANCE 136*
Dance Production – Repertoire

Dance Production – Student Choreography
2.5
or
2.5
DANCE 121 or equivalent DANCE 137 Jazz Dance Technique III 2
  DANCE 190
or
DANCE 194
Beginning Yoga

Pilates
1.5
or
1.5
    Select 6 units from the following
  ART 102 Art History: Renaissance-Modern 3
  ART 125 Motion Picture History and Culture 3
  ART 130 2-D Foundations 3
  DANCE 124 Hip-Hop I 1.5
DANCE 125 or equivalent
DANCE 126
Tap Dance II
1.5
  DANCE 127
or
DANCE 128

Salsa I

Middle Eastern Dance

1.5
or
1.5
  KIN 157 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
ENGL 120 or ESL 151
HUMAN 115 World Mythology 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 HUMAN 120 Literature and the Cultural Arts 3
  MUSIC 101 Music Fundamentals 3
  MUSIC 135 Voice Training I 2
An audition is required. MUSIC 230 Chorus 1
An audition is required. MUSIC 236 Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Traditional
1
An audition is required. MUSIC 237 Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Contemporary 1
  T ART 101 Introduction to Theatre 3
   T ART 103 Acting Fundamentals I 3
T ART 103 or equivalent T ART 104 Acting Fundamentals II 3
  T ART 109 Stage Makeup I 2
  T ART 123 Fundamentals of Costume Design
3

T ART 173 Lighting Design Fundamentals
3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 25
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2019 GCC CATALOG 2019-2020
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.