Dance

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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The Dance program strives to help you develop, strengthen and further advance your technique in a variety of different dance genres, as well as develop critical thinking skills through creative and scholarly processes. Dance is a unique professional field unlike any other that demands dedication, drive and determination. The dance profession requires you to be physically and emotionally strong, flexible, creative and eager. The Associate of Arts course of study in Dance includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Dance. With an Associate of Arts course of study in Dance you will be able to teach dance at studios or in schools, audition for professional companies, create and produce your own work and/or transfer to a four-year institution to major in dance.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this course of study can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

or

 

 

HIS 265

Writing About History: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours

  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1) prefer MAT 120

Arts and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Fifteen (15) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts and Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4).

Two guaranteed transfer Social and Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, SS3).

One additional course from Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, SS1, SS2, SS3).

Suggested Courses

GT-AH1

DAN 125

History of Dance I: AH1

3

MUS 120

Music Appreciation: AH1

3

MUS 121

Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: AH1

3

MUS 122

Music History Early Romantic Period to the Present: AH1

3

GT-AH2

HUM 122

Medieval to Modern: AH2

3

HUM 123

The Modern World: AH2

3

GT-AH3

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy: AH3

3

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

History

One gtPathways History course (HI1)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours gtPathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1, SC2), including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

BIO 112

General College Biology II w/Lab: SC1

5

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

DAN 111

Modern Dance I

1

DAN 112

Modern Dance II

2

DAN 113

Modern Dance III

2

DAN 121

Jazz I

1

DAN 122

Jazz II

2

DAN 123

Jazz III

2

DAN 131

Ballet I

1

DAN 132

Ballet II

2

DAN 133

Ballet III

2

DAN 141

Ballroom Dance

1

DAN 151

Belly Dance I

1

DAN 152

Belly Dance II

1

DAN 211

Dance Composition

3

DAN 221

Dance Performance I

2

MUS 100

Music Theory Fundamentals I

3

Total Credit Hours

60

Additional information available on the Dance Department website at www.ppcc.edu/degrees-certificates/dance.