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Dance

Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 62 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

The program in Dance prepares graduates for transfer to a four-year school or university where they can pursue careers in either dance performance or dance education. Some students may wish to open their own dance studio or teach at a similar venue after earning their Associate in Arts degree.

*The Dance program is available to high school students who attend participating high schools.

Some required courses must be taken on CCBC's Campus at tuition rates in effect at the time of registration.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
DANC 100Introduction to Dance 3.00
 OR 
DANC 220Dance in Art and Education 3.00
DANC 110Modern Dance I 2.00
DANC 115Ballet I 2.00
DANC 181Tap I 2.00
 OR 
DANC 120Pointe/Variation I 1.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 14 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
DANC 150Modern Dance II 2.00
DANC 155Ballet II 2.00
DANC 160Improvisation 2.00
DANC 165Jazz I 2.00
HPER 220Nutrition 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 17 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
DANC 200Modern Dance III 2.00
DANC 205Ballet III 2.00
DANC 167Jazz II 2.00
DANC 183Tap II 2.00
 OR 
DANC 170Pointe/Variation II 1.00
DANC 215Dance Composition 2.00
DANC 225Dance Production 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 

Fourth Semester - 16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
DANC 230Modern Dance IV 2.00
DANC 235Ballet IV 2.00
DANC 250Senior Seminar 6.00
 TAOC Category Five - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits 

Course Descriptions

CIST 100 - Introduction to Information Tech

A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3

DANC 100 - Introduction to Dance

This course presents a general overview of dance forms, such as modern, jazz, ballet, and world dance, both in theory and practice. Prerequisite: Program admission. 3-0-3

DANC 220 - Dance in Art and Education

This course examines dance conceptually and historically and relates dance to other aesthetic forms. It examines dance as public art, as theatrical performance, and as a topic of study and instruction. As such, it is suitable for performers and educators.

DANC 110 - Modern Dance I

Modern Dance I sets the foundation for basic fundamental exercises, techniques, and movement phrases of modern dance. This class introduces the dancers to the concept of proper alignment, a series of exercises that condition the body for strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination, and develops a physical and kinesthetic awareness of the elements of space, time, and energy. 0-4-2

DANC 115 - Ballet I

Ballet I is for the student who demonstrates a basic understanding of the technical foundation in ballet technique. The student will continue developing knowledge of ballet terminology and technique, and will include barre and center exercises of increased difficulty. Emphasis is on developing the student's ability to execute ballet technique and terminology. Prerequisite: Program Admission. 0-4-2

DANC 181 - Tap I

Tap I is designed for students who are proficient in all basic tap technique. The tap class will focus on technique with moderate to fast speeds in clarity of sounds, articulation, expression and personal style. Credit hours - 2

DANC 120 - Pointe/Variation I

Students will acquire basic skills in Pointe and Variation in order to complement Ballet classes.

WRIT 101 - English Composition

Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.

DANC 150 - Modern Dance II

Modern Dance II builds upon the foundation for basic fundamental exercises, techniques, and movement phrases established in Modern Dance I. Dancers practice concepts of proper alignment, perform a series of exercises that condition the body for strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination, and develop a physical and kinesthetic awareness of the elements of space, time, and energy. Prerequisite: DANC110 or Permission of the Instructor. 0-4-2

DANC 155 - Ballet II

Ballet II is for the student who has completed Balled I and demonstrates a solid technical foundation in ballet technique. Emphasis is on developing and mastering the student's ability to execute ballet technique and terminology. The student will maintain performance in ballet technique both at the barre and center with increasing difficulty, as well as utilizing new movements. Prerequisite: DANC115 or Permssion of the Instructor. 0-4-2

DANC 160 - Improvisation

Dance Improvisation explores movement through spontaneous problem solving. Movement studies explore improvisational approaches, devices, elements and exercises to gain skills in the art of improvisation, with explorations further developed into more specific concepts and themes into solo and group performances. Improvisation is designed to evoke the student's creative individuality and sense of ensemble. Prerequisite: Program Admission and Approval of Instructor. 0-4-2

DANC 165 - Jazz I

Jazz is designed for students who plan to focus on complex movement combinations and sequences that stress proper alignment, technique, expressiveness, perception of style, spatial awareness, and musicality. Prerequisite: Program Admission and Approval of Instructor. 0-4-2

HPER 220 - Nutrition

This course was designed to introduce key nutritional terminology, recommended dietary allowance guidelines, and analysis of diet and menu choices. Students will be able to read food labels, recognize proper food choices, and apply guidelines to everyday situations. 3-0-3

LITR 210 - Concepts of Literature

This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition. Prerequisite: WRIT101 or permission of the department.

DANC 200 - Modern Dance III

Modern Dance III builds upon the exercises, techniques, and movement phrases established in Modern Dance II at an intermediate level. Dancers practice concepts of proper alignment, perform a series of exercises that condition the body for strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination, and develop a physical and kinesthetic awareness of the elements of space, time, and energy. Prerequisite: DANC150 or Permission of the Instructor. 0-4-2

DANC 205 - Ballet III

Ballet III is for the student who demonstrates a solid technical foundation in ballet technique both off and en pointe. Emphasis is on developing and mastering the student's ability to execute ballet technique and terminology. The student will maintain performance in ballet technique both at the barre and center with increasing difficulty, as well as utilizing new movements. This course will examine the historical and philosophical aspects of ballet as an art form. Prerequisite: DANC155 or Permission of the Instructor. 0-4-2

DANC 167 - Jazz II

The students in Jazz II require advanced levels of dance techniques. This course is designed for students to become accomplished technically, establish personal style and develop phrasing and artistic expression at a professional level. Prerequisite: Program Admission and Approval of Instructor. 0-4-2

DANC 183 - Tap II

Tap II is designed for students who are proficient in Tap. The course is for an advanced level dancer who will focus on the technique with speed in clarity of sounds, articulation, expression and personal style. Credit Hours - 2

DANC 170 - Pointe/Variation II

Students will practice skills beyond the level acquired in Pointe and Variation I in order to complement Ballet classes.

DANC 215 - Dance Composition

Students identify a topic and propose projects to provide the occasion for extended practice leading to performance. Students may work as individuals, pairs, or groups. Prerequisite: Program Admission. 0-4-2

DANC 225 - Dance Production

Provides the students with knowledge and practical experience in the many aspects of dance production and performance. Areas of study will include: the audition process, the rehearsal process, costuming for dances, make-up for dancers, lighting, technical requirements for dance production and dance publicity. 3-0-3

DANC 230 - Modern Dance IV

Modern Dance IV continues the intermediate development of the exercises, techniques, and movement phrases established in Modern Dance III. Dancers practice concepts of proper alignment, perform a series of exercises that condition the body for strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination, and develop a physical and kinesthetic awareness of the elements of space, time, and energy. Prerequisite: DANC200 or Permission of the Instructor. 0-4-2

DANC 235 - Ballet IV

Ballet IV is for the student who demonstrates a strong technical foundation in ballet technique both off and en pointe. Emphasis is on developing and mastering the student's ability to execute ballet technique and terminology. The student will maintain performance in ballet technique both at the barre and center with increasing complexity and difficulty, as well as utilizing new movements. This course will examine the historical and philosophical aspects of ballet as an art form. Prerequisite: DANC205 or Permission of the Instructor. 0-4-2

DANC 250 - Senior Seminar

Advanced level research, writing and discussions will lead to the development, production and presentation of the student's senior dance project. Philosophical aspects of dance, aesthetics and dance as an art form will be the basis of this course. Practical experiences in resume, portfolios, artistic philosophy, college applications, interviews and introduction to the life forms of choreographing solos, duos, trios and group pieces will also be covered. Credit Hours - 6