Dance Program

 

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Dance Program

2018-2019

Description

The Mesa College Dance Program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide practical and theoretical training for students interested in a dance career. The core curriculum provides an excellent foundation in dance technique, choreography and performance skills. In addition, this program offers lower division theory courses to prepare the student for transfer to a four-year institution as a dance major. Students planning to transfer to a school of dance should consult with a counselor to select acceptable transfer courses.

 

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievment:
Choreography 22
Commercial Dance 23-26.5
Associated of the Arts Degree:
Dance 26

Program Emphasis

The program emphasizes the development of dancers versed in a wide variety of movement genres. The core curriculum focuses on ballet, modern, jazz, improvisation, choreography, performance, production, music for dancers and dance history. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of techniques and theories in concerts and public performances. The program also offers the option to explore tap, hip hop, conditioning, ethnic and social dance forms.

Career Options

The following list is a sample of the many career options open to students with a dance education. The majority of these options require a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree.

Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Production Technician, Recreation Leader, Company Director, Movement Notator, Dance Therapist, Dance Teacher, Dance Critic, Fitness Instructor, Dance Promoter.

Certificate of Achievement

Choreography

Courses: Units
DANC 183 Music for Dance 3
DANC 253 Choreography 2
Select 4 units from the following:
DANC 261A Dance Performance I 2
DANC 261B Dance Performance II 2
DANC 261C Dance Performance III 2
DANC 261D Dance Performance IV 2
Select 2 units from the following courses:
DANC 150A Dance Making: Ballet 1
DANC 151A Dance Making: Jazz 1
DANC 152A Dance Making: Modern 1
DANC 153A Dance Making: Dance Theatre 1
Select 2 units from the following courses:
DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance 2
DANC 271B Makeup for Dance Productions 2
DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance Production 2
Select 10 units from the following courses:
DANC 110B Ballet II 1.5
DANC 110C Ballet III 1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV 1.5
DANC 115B Tap Dance II 1-1.5
DANC 115C Tap Dance III 1-1.5
DANC 115D Tap Dance IV 1-1.5
DANC 120B Hip Hop II 1.5
DANC 120C Hip Hop III 1.5
DANC 120D Hip Hop IV 1.5
DANC 135C Jazz Dance III 1.5
DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV 1.5
DANC 140B Modern Dance II 1.5
DANC 140C Modern Dance III 1.5
DANC 140D Modern Dance IV 1.5
DANC 177A Dance Improvisation 1-1.5
DANC 177B Dance Improvisation II 1-1.5
DANC 178A Advanced Commercial Dance I 1.5
DANC 178B Advanced Commercial Dance II 1.5
DANC 179A Advanced Classical Dance I 1.5
DANC 179B Advanced Classical Dance II 1.5
DANC 180A Advanced Contemporary Dance I 1.5
DANC 180B Advanced Contemporary Dance II 1.5
Total Units = 22

Certificate of Achievement

Commercial Dance

Courses: Units
DANC 110C Ballet III 1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV 1.5
DANC 135C Jazz Dance III 1.5
DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV 1.5
DANC 140C Modern Dance III 1.5
DANC 178A Advanced Commercial Dance I 1.5
DANC 181 History of Dance 3
DANC 103 Acting for Non-majors 3
DANC 120 Beginning Voice Class 2
Select one course from the following:
DANC 261A Dance Performance I 2
DANC 261B Dance Performance II 2
DANC 261C Dance Performance III 2
DANC 261D Dance Performance IV 2
Select two courses from the following:
DANC 125A Latin American Dance I 0.5-1
DANC 125B Latin American Dance II 0.5-1
DANC 126A Mid-Eastern Dance I 0.5-1
DANC 126B Mid-Eastern Dance II 0.5-1
DANC 145A Ballroom Dance I 1-1.5
DANC 145B Ballroom Dance II 1-1.5
Select one course from the following:
DANC 115A Tap I 1-1.5
DANC 115B Tap Dance II 1-1.5
DANC 115C Tap Dance III 1-1.5
Select one course from the following:
DANC 120A Hip Hop I 1-1.5
DANC 120B Hip Hop II 1.5
DANC 120C Hip Hop III 1.5
DANC 120D Hip Hop IV 1.5
Select one course from the following:
DANC 160A Pilates - Stretch and Conditioning 1-1.5
DANC 160B Pilates - Alignment and Correctives 1-1.5
Total Units = 23 - 26.5

Associate of the Arts Degree

Dance

The Dance Certificate of Performance offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide practical and theoretical training for students interested in a dance career. In addition, this program offers lower division theory courses to prepare the student for transfer to a four-year institution as a dance major. Students planning to transfer to a school of dance should consult with dance faculty to select acceptable transfer courses.

Courses: Units
DANC 181 History of Dance 3
DANC 183 Music for Dance 2
DANC 253 Choreography 2
Select 3 units from the following:
DANC 110B Ballet II 1.5
DANC 110C Ballet III 1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV 1.5
Select 3 units from the following:
DANC 135B Jazz Dance II 1.5
DANC 135C Jazz Dance III 1.5
DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV 1.5
Select 3 units from the following:
DANC 140B Modern Dance II 1.5
DANC 140C Modern Dance III 1.5
DANC 140D Modern Dance IV 1.5
Select 1.5 units from the following:
DANC 160A Pilates - Stretch and Conditioning 1-1.5
DANC 160B Pilates - Alignment and Correctives 1-1.5
Select 1.5 units from the following:
DANC 177A Dance Improvisation 1-1.5
DANC 177B Dance Improvisation II 1-1.5
Select 4 units from the following:
DANC 261A Dance Performance I 2
DANC 261B Dance Performance II 2
DANC 261C Dance Performance III 2
DANC 261D Dance Performance IV 2
DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance 2
DANC 271B Makeup for Dance Productions 2
DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance Production 2
Select 3 units from the following:
DANC 110A Ballet I 1-1.5
DANC 115A Tap I 1-1.5
DANC 115B Tap Dance II 1-1.5
DANC 115C Tap Dance III 1-1.5
DANC 120A Hip Hop I 1-1.5
DANC 120B Hip Hop II 1.5
DANC 120C Hip Hop III 1.5
DANC 120D Hip Hop IV 1.5
DANC 125A Latin American Dance I 0.5-1
DANC 125B Latin American Dance II 0.5-1
DANC 126A Mid-Eastern Dance I 0.5-1
DANC 126B Mid-Eastern Dance II 0.5-1
DANC 130A Dance Repertoire 1
DANC 140A Modern Dance I 1-1.5
DANC 145A Ballroom Dance I 1-1.5
DANC 145B Ballroom Dance II 1-1.5
DANC 178A Advanced Commercial Dance I 1.5
DANC 178B Advanced Commercial Dance II 1.5
DANC 179A Advanced Classical Dance I 1.5
DANC 179B Advanced Classical Dance II 1.5
DANC 180A Advanced Contemporary Dance I 1.5
DANC 180B Advanced Contemporary Dance II 1.5
Total Units = 26

Program Learning Outcomes