Associate of Arts in Dance (AA)

Division: Physical Education

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Dance through the study of ballet, modern, jazz, current dance trends, musical theatre and choreography. Students will acquire skills in teaching, skill analysis, terminology, presentation, flexibility, strength and endurance.

Program Outcomes

  • Choreograph dance combinations using specified lines, design, technique and/or vocabulary.
  • Develop and increase competency in a specific dance form as well as assess and analyze commonalities and differences with other dance forms.
  • Apply aesthetic principles and critical thinking skills in the creation, performance and analysis of dance.
  • Evaluate theatrical forms of dance in a socio-historical context as an artistic, political or ideological medium of communication.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: private dance studios, recreation programs, after school programs, dance drill/auxiliary teams, fitness gyms, cheerleading, entertainment parks, or with semiprofessional or professional theater or dance companies.

Note

This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES15
ART 001Art Appreciation *3
DANC 050Ballet 11
DANC 051Ballet 21
DANC 055Modern Dance 21
DANC 056Contemporary Dance1
DANC 058Jazz Dance 11
DANC 059Jazz Dance 21
DANC 080Choreography1
DANC 082Improvisational Dance1
DANC 085Dance Production 11
MUS 010Music Appreciation3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES6
Select six units from the following courses:
DANC 041Musical Theatre Perf-Dance2
DANC 054Modern Dance 11
DANC 061Musical Dance Styles1
DANC 062Tap Dancing 11
DANC 063Tap Dancing 21
DANC 070Hip Hop1
DANC 071Dance Crew1
DANC 081Studies in Choreography1
DRAM 017Makeup3
PEAC 060Varsity Performance 12
PEAC 061Varsity Performance 22
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ELECTIVES17
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units
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TOTAL60

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).