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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3019
First Term: 2019 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 63-75
CIP Code: 50.0301
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication

Instructional Council: Dance (39)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
27-2031.00 Dancer
27.2032.00 Choreographer
25-3021.00 Dance Instructor, Private Studios and Fitness Studios
25-3020.00 Self Enrichment Teacher
27-4015.00 Lighting Technician
27-4031.00 Camera Operators
27-4032.00 Film and Video Editor
27-2012.00 Producers and Directors
27-1013.00 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
27-4014.00 Sound Engineer Technician


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Dance Performance and Technology degree is designed for students who plan to enter the field of dance as performers, choreographers, teachers, and multimedia technicians. The program provides classes in dance theory, performance, production, multimedia and the application of video and computer technology to dance. Students are offered the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge by producing a short dance performance focusing on dance and camera techniques, lighting design, sound design, choreography for camera and non-linear editing techniques. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Dance Performance and Technology is also available.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



Required Courses
THEORY COURSES: 26 Credits
ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
DAH110 Dance in Film 3
DAH190 Discovering Dance Careers 1
+ DAN170 Dance Kinesiology 3
DAN210 Dance Production I 3
DAN221 Rhythmic Awareness I 3
DAN264 Choreography I 3
+ DAN272 Dance Technology 3
+ DAN280 Dance Practicum 2

+ DAN282AA Service-Learning Experience in Dance (1) OR
+ DAN298AA Special Projects (1) 1

MTC191 Electronic Music I 3

TECHNIQUE COURSES: 14-20 Credits
Students must enroll in three of the following four styles of technique courses each semester.
Students must attain a Level III in the following styles of technique before they can graduate.

DAN131 Ballet I (1) 1-2
+ DAN134 Ballet II (1) 1-2
+ DAN231AA Ballet III: Intensive (2) 2-4
+ DAN234AA Ballet IV: Intensive (2) 2-4

DAN132 Modern Dance I (1) 1-2
+ DAN135 Modern Dance II (1) 1-2
+ DAN232AA Modern Dance III: Intensive (2) 2-4
+ DAN235AA Modern Dance IV: Intensive (2) 2-4

DAN133 Jazz Dance I (1) 1-2
+ DAN136 Jazz Dance II (1) 1-2
+ DAN233 Jazz Dance III (1) 1-2
+ DAN236 Jazz Dance IV (1) 1-2

DAN102AA Hip Hop I (1) 1-2
+ DAN102AB Hip Hop II (1) 1-2
+ DAN202AA Hip Hop III (1) 1-2
+ DAN202AB Hip Hop IV (1) 1-2

PERFORMANCE COURSES: 1-2 Credits
Admittance into performance classes is by audition only.

DAN150 Dance Performance I (1) OR
+ DAN155 Dance Performance II (1) OR
+ DAN250 Dance Performance III (1) OR
+ DAN255 Dance Performance IV (1) 1-2
Credits: 41-48

Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate technical proficiency by incorporating kinesthetic and somatic principles of movement in various dance styles. (BIO160, BIO201, DAN102AA, DAN102AB, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN202AA, DAN202AB, DAN221, DAN231AA, DAN232AA, DAN233, DAN234AA, DAN235AA, DAN236, DAN250, DAN255, DAN280)
2. Apply and analyze artistic elements including intention, movement quality, breath, connection, phrasing, self-awareness, and musicality while performing. (ART100, BIO160, BIO201, DAN102AA, DAN102AB, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN202AA, DAN202AB, DAN221, DAN231AA, DAN232AA, DAN233, DAN234AA, DAN235AA, DAN236, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN272, DAN280)
3. Correlate historical and cultural knowledge of various dance styles and approaches to movement practices and performance. (DAH100, DAH110, DAH190, DAH250, DAH255, DAN102AA, DAN102AB, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN150, DAN155, DAN202AA, DAN202AB, DAN221, DAN231AA, DAN232AA, DAN233, DAN234AA, DAN235AA, DAN236, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN280, [HU], [SB])
4. Use critical and creative thinking skills in the composition of one or more of the following: music, digital art, lighting design, dance for the camera and choreography. (CRE101, DAN150, DAN155, DAN221, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN272, DAN280, [FYC], [MA], (COM))
5. Critically analyze and evaluate choreography, technique, and performance and be able to communicate feedback using thoughtful written and oral dialogue. (DAH100, DAH110, DAH250, DAH255, DAN102AA, DAN102AB, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN202AA, DAN202AB, DAN210, DAN221, DAN231AA, DAN232AA, DAN233, DAN234AA, DAN235AA, DAN236, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN272, DAN280, EDU222, MTC191, [FYC], [L], (COM))
6. Integrate choreography with production elements in professional-level dance performance. (DAN150, DAN155, DAN210, DAN221, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN272, DAN280, EDU222)
7. Practice self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and effective interpersonal skills in group communication and collaboration. (BIO160, BIO201, CRE101, DAH100, DAH110, DAH190, DAH250, DAH255, DAN102AA, DAN102AB, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN202AA, DAN202AB, DAN210, DAN221, DAN231AA, DAN232AA, DAN233, DAN234AA, DAN235AA, DAN236, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN272, DAN280, DAN282AA, EDU222, [FYC], [MA], [SQ], (COM))
8. Synthesize the process of learning and the role of personal motivation to set and achieve educational goals. (BIO160, BIO201, DAH100, DAH110, DAH190, DAH250, DAH255, DAN102AA, DAN102AB, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN202AA, DAN202AB, DAN210, DAN221, DAN231AA, DAN232AA, DAN233, DAN234AA, DAN235AA, DAN236, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN272, DAN280, DAN282AA, [CS], [FYC], [L], [SB], [SQ])
9. Engage in dance career exploration and develop skills and materials for self promotion and employment. (DAH190, DAN150, DAN155, DAN210, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN272, DAN280, DAN282AA, MTC191, (COM))
10. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior appropriate to the field of dance. (DAH100, DAH110, DAH190, DAH250, DAH255, DAN102AA, DAN102AB, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN150, DAN155, DAN170, DAN202AA, DAN202AB, DAN210, DAN221, DAN231AA, DAN232AA, DAN233, DAN234AA, DAN235AA, DAN236, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN272, DAN280, DAN282AA, EDU222, [FYC], (COM))
11. Use dance to encourage civic and community engagement. (DAH100, DAH110, DAH190, DAH250, DAH255, DAN150, DAN155, DAN210, DAN221, DAN250, DAN255, DAN264, DAN272, DAN280, DAN282AA, [FYC], [HU])
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: January 22, 2019

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