The General Dance Program prepares the student for employment in the field of dance and dance-related professions. Both the degree and the certificate are designed as career/technical programs which provide students with the basic skills necessary for involvement in community dance activities, such as teaching in recreation centers, community centers and private studios; or performing or choreographing for community events. This degree and certificate also prepares dancers for the entertainment industry such as theme parks (Disney, Knotts Berry Farm, Legoland, Seaworld, Wild Animal Park), the music industry, as back-up dancers for musical artists, and a range of professional theatrical dance opportunities. Transfer students should consult the four-year college or university catalog for specific requirements or see a Palomar College counselor
Students will have a diverse dance education which will make them more prepared and marketable to enter the dance/entertainment industry work force. Courses are designed to introduce broad based concepts in both Euro-Western and World Dance cultures and will have both choreography and performance experiences outside of the technique requirements. The majority of these courses are also articulated with the CSU and UC systems. Upon completion of this degree students will be able to: Appreciate dance in a variety of different genres; Identify and execute movement in a variety of different genres; Observe and critically analyze dance in a variety of different genres; Perform in a variety of different genres; Negotiate professional performance situations; Understand and basics of the craft of choreography; Negotiate and understand how to work in a professional rehearsal setting Students will have experiences within the program to foster creative and analytical thinking skills. These courses build to create a well-rounded dancer who is comfortable in a variety of dance genres, has a professional work-ethic, and can negotiate a variety of professional dance and academic situations.
The certificate in General Dance requires a min of 20.5 and max of 21.2 units and takes 4 semesters to complete. The AA requires 60 units and 4 semesters for completion.
(Y1 or S1)
|DNCE 225||Contemporary Dance Ensemble||1||Y1/S1|
|DNCE 105||Dance History||3||Y1/S1|
|DNCE 115/210||Ballet I or III||1||Y1/S1|
|DNCE Multiple Options||Jazz or Tap||1||Y2/S2|
|DNCE 161||Teaching Methods||3||Y1/S2|
|DNCE 101||Survey of World Dance||3||Y1/S2|
|DNCE 165||Production Management||2||Y2/S2|
|DNCE 151||Latin Social Dance||1||Y1/S2|
|DNCE 152 or DNCE 150||Latin Social II or Afro/Cuban Brazilian II||1||Y2/S1|
|DNCE 153 or 158 multiple option||Capoeira or Hawaiian/Tahitian ||.5-1||Y2/S2|
|DNCE 148||Afro/Cuban Brazilian Drum and Dance Ensemble|
|DNCE 145||Choreography I||3||Y2/S1|
|DNCE 280||Student Choreography Production||2||Y2/S1|
|DNCE 116/211||Ballet II or IV||1||Y1/S2|
Tina Ngo Bartel · 03/06/21
Palomar College did not provide the appropriate LMI. Per the Regional Program Recommendation Process and the PCAH, labor market reports are valid up to two years. The “Commercial Dance Occupations” report was published in January 2019.
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