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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Arts and Humanities - Programs of Study

Dance Performance
A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study 

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.

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.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 62)
DANC-190 Dance Appreciation
Literature Core Course (see p. 61)9-11
Social Sciences2Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses (see p. 63)6
ScienceScience Core Courses (see p. 63; must include one course with lab)7-8
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 64)3-5
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary 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.


DANC-140Dance Workshop2
DANC-150Dance Improvisation3
DANC-200World Dance1
DANC-250Dance Composition3
Foundations in Dance Technique Courses3 (4 total credits – 1 credit each):
DANC-135Foundations in Dance Technique I4
DANC-136Foundations in Dance Technique II4
DANC-137Foundations in Dance Technique III4
DANC-138Foundations in Dance Technique IV4
DANC-235Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique I4
DANC-236Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique II4
DANC-237Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique III4
DANC-238Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique IV44
Ballet Technique Courses3 (8 total credits – 2 credits each):
DANC-165Intermediate Ballet Technique I4
DANC-166Intermediate Ballet Technique II4
DANC-167Intermediate Ballet Technique III4
DANC-168Intermediate Ballet Technique IV4
DANC-265High Intermediate Ballet Technique I4
DANC-266High Intermediate Ballet Technique II4
DANC-267High Intermediate Ballet Technique III4
DANC-268High Intermediate Ballet Technique IV48
Modern Dance Technique Courses3 (8 total credits – 2 credits each):
DANC-175Intermediate Modern Dance Technique I4
DANC-176Intermediate Modern Dance Technique II4
DANC-177Intermediate Modern Dance Technique III4
DANC-178Intermediate Modern Dance Technique IV4
DANC-275High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique I4
DANC-276High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique II4
DANC-277High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique III4
DANC-278High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique IV48
Electives – Select 3-6 credits from the following:
DANC-101Movement Integration (3 credits)
DANC-103Dance History Through Criticism (3 credits)
DANC-104Hip-Hop Dance (1 credit)
DANC-105Belly Dancing (1 credit)
Practicum in Choreography, Performance or Production (1 credit each)
DANC-110Ballroom and Latin Dance (1 credit)
DANC-114/FINE-114History and Culture of Hip-Hop (3 credits)
DANC-188African Dance (2 credits)
DANC-193Intermediate Jazz Dance I (2 credits)
DANC/LFIT-197Pilates (1 credit)
DANC/LFIT-198Alexander Technique (1 credit)
DANC-215Musical Theatre Dance (2 credits)
DANC-280Dance Education for Early Childhood (3 credits)
DANC-292Intermediate Jazz Dance II (2 credits)
THET-101Introduction 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.

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST