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Dance - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION

APPLICATION CODE 332

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

The Dance program is uniquely designed to provide students with a comprehensive and diverse education in dance. The curriculum includes a rigorous and focused approach to dance technique, creative process, historical and cultural knowledge of dance, while focusing on collaborative skills and critical thinking. This course of study serves as a guide for students planning to transfer into a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in dance. Students interested in pursuing the dance major are encouraged to meet with dance faculty advisors before registering. All dance courses are available to students who have met the prerequisites or have sufficient prior experience, regardless of declaration of major.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

DANC 191World Dance History

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics Core Course

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
DANC 113Music Concepts for Dance

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
DANC 126Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: Intermediate II

3

DANC 225Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate I

3

DANC 226Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate II

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
DANC 166Intermediate Ballet Technique II

2

DANC 265High Intermediate Ballet Technique I

2

DANC 266High Intermediate Ballet Technique II

2

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
DANC 150Dance Improvisation

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
DANC 127Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: Intermediate III

3

DANC 225Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate I

3

DANC 226Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate II

3

DANC 227Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate III

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
DANC 167Intermediate Ballet Technique III

2

DANC 265High Intermediate Ballet Technique I

2

DANC 266High Intermediate Ballet Technique II

2

DANC 267High Intermediate Ballet Technique III

2

Suggested Semester 4

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

3

DANC 250Dance Composition

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
DANC 225Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate I

3

DANC 226Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate II

3

DANC 227Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate III

3

DANC 228Contemporary Modern Dance Techniques: High Intermediate IV

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
DANC 168Intermediate Ballet Technique IV

2

DANC 265High Intermediate Ballet Technique I

2

DANC 266High Intermediate Ballet Technique II

2

DANC 267High Intermediate Ballet Technique III

2

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. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning as it applies to the field of dance.

2. Demonstrate self-confidence, motivation, intellectual curiosity, and open-mindedness.

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. Demonstrate competency through application of knowledge learned in content-based areas of modern dance compositional theory and improvisation.