Arts and Humanities - Programs of Study
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 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.
|GENERAL EDUCATION CORE||Credits|
|Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a|
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
|Composition||ENGL-121 College Composition||3|
|Humanities, Arts & Literature1||Humanities Core Course (see p. 62)|
|DANC-190 Dance Appreciation|
|Literature Core Course (see p. 61)||9-11|
|Social Sciences2||Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses (see p. 63)||6|
|Science||Science Core Courses (see p. 63; must include one course with lab)||7-8|
|Mathematics||Mathematics Core Course (see p. 64)||3-5|
|Interdisciplinary||Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course (see p. 64)||2-3|
1 One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus DANC-190 (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus DANC-190 (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
2 One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.
|REQUIRED COURSES RELATED TO MAJOR|
|Foundations in Dance Technique Courses3 (4 total credits – 1 credit each):|
|DANC-135||Foundations in Dance Technique I4|
|DANC-136||Foundations in Dance Technique II4|
|DANC-137||Foundations in Dance Technique III4|
|DANC-138||Foundations in Dance Technique IV4|
|DANC-235||Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique I4|
|DANC-236||Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique II4|
|DANC-237||Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique III4|
|DANC-238||Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique IV4||4|
|Ballet Technique Courses3 (8 total credits – 2 credits each):|
|DANC-165||Intermediate Ballet Technique I4|
|DANC-166||Intermediate Ballet Technique II4|
|DANC-167||Intermediate Ballet Technique III4|
|DANC-168||Intermediate Ballet Technique IV4|
|DANC-265||High Intermediate Ballet Technique I4|
|DANC-266||High Intermediate Ballet Technique II4|
|DANC-267||High Intermediate Ballet Technique III4|
|DANC-268||High Intermediate Ballet Technique IV4||8|
|Modern Dance Technique Courses3 (8 total credits – 2 credits each):|
|DANC-175||Intermediate Modern Dance Technique I4|
|DANC-176||Intermediate Modern Dance Technique II4|
|DANC-177||Intermediate Modern Dance Technique III4|
|DANC-178||Intermediate Modern Dance Technique IV4|
|DANC-275||High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique I4|
|DANC-276||High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique II4|
|DANC-277||High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique III4|
|DANC-278||High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique IV4||8|
|Electives – Select 3-6 credits from the following:|
|DANC-101||Movement Integration (3 credits)|
|DANC-103||Dance History Through Criticism (3 credits)|
|DANC-104||Hip-Hop Dance (1 credit)|
|DANC-105||Belly Dancing (1 credit)|
|DANC-106/107/206/207 ||Practicum in Choreography, Performance or Production (1 credit each)|
|DANC-110||Ballroom and Latin Dance (1 credit)|
|DANC-114/FINE-114||History and Culture of Hip-Hop (3 credits)|
|DANC-188||African Dance (2 credits)|
|DANC-193||Intermediate Jazz Dance I (2 credits)|
|DANC/LFIT-197||Pilates (1 credit)|
|DANC/LFIT-198||Alexander Technique (1 credit)|
|DANC-215||Musical Theatre Dance (2 credits)|
|DANC-280||Dance Education for Early Childhood (3 credits)|
|DANC-292||Intermediate Jazz Dance II (2 credits)|
|THET-101||Introduction to Acting (3 credits)|
|THET-102 ||Acting I (3 credits)||3-6|
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.
3 Students enrolled in a Ballet Technique course (DANC-165, 166, 167, 168 or 265, 266, 267, 268) and/or a Modern Dance Technique course (DANC-175, 176, 177, 178 or 275, 276, 277, 278) must also concurrently enroll in a Foundations in Dance Technique course (DANC-135, 136, 137, 138 or 235, 236, 237, 238) at the corresponding level.
4 All incoming freshmen should enroll in DANC-135, DANC-165 and DANC-175 and will be placed into the appropriate Foundations, Ballet and Modern Dance technique classes for the student’s skill level on the first day of class.
All incoming students wishing to major in Dance should be advised by the Dance Program Coordinator prior to their first semester at HCC.