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Dance Teaching

This degree or certificate is designed to prepare students for transfer to four year institutions or enter the workforce teaching dance to all age groups in private studios, fitness centers, community centers, and school and after school programs. Students must complete the required courses and choose additional courses to total a minimum of 30 - 31 units. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to teach technical dance skills using correct body alignment and muscle coordination, design dance lesson plans for children, adults, and seniors, and create dance programs for private studios, fitness centers, and community centers.
 
PREREQUISITE COURSE REQUIRED COURSES UNITS
  DANCE 100 Survey of Dance History 3
DANCE 101 or equivalent DANCE 107 Survey of Dance Teaching Methodology 3
One of the following: DANCE 101, 110, 115, 120, 124, or equivalent DANCE 130 Choreography 1.5

DANCE 116 or 122 or 121 or equivalent

Dance 116 or 122 or 130 or equivalent

DANCE 135*
or
DANCE 136*
Dance Production – Repertoire

Dance Production – Student Choreography
2.5
or
2.5
  DANCE 158 Movement Development: Birth through 12 years 3
 

HLTH 101
and
KIN 157
or
BIOL 120

First Aid

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Human Anatomy

1
and
3
or
5
  DANCE 50 Internship (Dance) 1
  Select one of the following options
  Option 1
DANCE 111 or equivalent DANCE 114 Ballet Technique III 2
DANCE 115 or equivalent DANCE 116 Modern Dance Technique II 2
DANCE 120 or equivalent DANCE 121 Jazz Technique II 2
  Option 2
DANCE 110 or equivalent DANCE 111 Ballet Technique II 2
DANCE 116 or equivalent DANCE 117 Modern Dance Technique III 2
DANCE 120 or equivalent DANCE 121 Jazz Technique II 2
  Option 3
DANCE 110 or equivalent DANCE 111 Ballet Technique II 2
DANCE 115 or equivalent DANCE 116 Modern Dance Technique II 2
DANCE 121 or equivalent DANCE 137 Jazz Technique III 2
    Select 6 units from the following
  DANCE 124 Hip-Hop I 1.5
  DANCE 125 Tap Dance I 1.5
  DANCE 127 Salsa I 1.5
DANCE 135 or equivalent
DANCE 131
Commercial Dance
2.5
   BUSAD 158 Small Business Development
3
  BUSAD 162 Principles of Marketing 3
  MUSIC 101 Music Fundamentals 3
  PSYCH 106 Developmental Psychology 3
  SOC S 101 Urban Education in America 3
  T ART 173
Lighting Design Fundamentals 
 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 30-31
* An audition may be required.
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.