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Dance Performance - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 142

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division—Room HVPA-200—443-518-1480.

The Dance Performance area of study will provide students with a solid technical foundation in dance and prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree in dance. Based on a central core of physical practice, creative process, and dance theory, the program requirements will provide a working knowledge of all aspects of dance performance, collaborative skills, critical analysis, historical knowledge, exposure to aesthetic and cultural diversity, and the development of individual creativity.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

-Mathematics Core Course

3

DANC-191World Dance

3

DANC-125Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: Intermediate I

3

-OR

DANC-225Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate I

3

DANC-165Intermediate Ballet Technique I

2

-OR

DANC-265High Intermediate Ballet Technique I

2

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

DANC-113Music Concepts for Dance

3

DANC-126Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: Intermediate II

3

-OR

DANC-226Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate II

3

DANC-166Intermediate Ballet Technique II

2

-OR

DANC-266High Intermediate Ballet Technique II

2

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

DANC-150Dance Improvisation

3

DANC-127Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: Intermediate III

3

-OR

DANC-227Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate III

3

DANC-167Intermediate Ballet Technique III

2

-OR

DANC-267High Intermediate Ballet Technique III

2

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

DANC-201History of Western Concert Dance: 1600 to the Present

3

DANC-250Dance Composition

3

DANC-128Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: Intermediate IV

3

-OR

DANC-228Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate IV

3

DANC-168Intermediate Ballet Technique IV

2

-OR

DANC-268High Intermediate Ballet Technique IV

2

Total Credit Hours: 60

All incoming students wishing to major in Dance should be advised by the Dance Program Coordinator prior to their first semester at HCC.

Dance majors are expected to fulfill all requirements of a dance jury that will assess the student’s progress through a review of the student’s work each semester. Ongoing placement in Ballet and Modern Dance Technique classes is based on faculty recommendation through the jury process.

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning as it applies to the field of dance.
  2. 2. Demonstrate self-confidence, motivation, intellectual curiosity, and open-mindedness.
  3. 3. Demonstrate competency through application of knowledge learned in content-based areas of dance theory and history, and in skill-based areas of practice and performance.
  4. 4. Demonstrate competency through application of knowledge learned in content-based areas of modern dance compositional theory and improvisation.