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Dance Transfer Program


The Dance Department provides a major of study with emphasis in Modern, Jazz and Ballet techniques, composition and performance. It gives the General Education student and the student in closely related areas, experience in dance as an art form.

 

TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS -LOWER DIVISION MAJOR PREPARATION FOR SPECIFIC TRANSFER INSTITUTIONS

California State University Fullerton:
DANC 130 Choreography 3
DANC 131 Dance Notation 3
DANC 106B Intermediate Ballet 2
DANC 108A Dance, Modern Beginning 2
DANC 108B Dance, Modern Intermediate 2
See counselor for additional unit requirements for this emphasis.

 

California State University Long Beach:

Dance Science
A&P 150 Introduction to Human Anatomy 4
or A&P 200 Human Anatomy (5)
A&P 151 Introduction to Human Physiology 4
or A&P 201 Human Physiology (5)
PSYC 101 General Introductory Psychology 3

 

California State University Los Angeles:

Core Requirements:
DANC 106A Beginning Ballet 2
DANC 108A Dance, Modern, Beginning 2
DANC 130 Choreography 2
and DANC 135 Dance Workshop 2
TH 110 Fundamentals of Acting 3.5
TH 145 Costume Production for Dance 1
TH 114 Voice for Acting 2

Dance Option: Lower Division required courses:
DANC 108B Dance, Modern, Intermediate 2
Electives in Dance (14 units):
DANC 106B Intermediate Ballet 2
DANC 130 Choreography 2
and DANC 135 Dance Workshop 2
DANC 140 Beginning Jazz Dance 2
and DANC 141 Intermediate Jazz Dance 2
DANC 142 Beginning Tap Dance 2
DANC 143 Intermediate Tap Dance 2
TH 120 Theatre Stagecraft 3

Students are advised to complete ENGL 103 as their CSUGE critical thinking requirements. This will also meet a graduation requirement at CSULA as the prerequisite for their writing proficiency requirement. University of California Riverside: Dance majors must enroll in at least one movement practice course per quarter, and must pursue a concentration in two different dance genres of at least 6 units each. Up to 16 semester or 24 quarter units may be counted towards the major from:

DANC 106A Beginning Ballet 2
DANC 106B Intermediate Ballet 2
DANC 108A Dance Modern Beginning 2
DANC 108B Dance Modern Intermediate 2

 

University of California Irvine:

Dance (All emphases electives)
Core Requirements
DANC 101 History of Dance (lecture) 3
DANC 130 Choreography 3
And one course from:
DANC 109 Introduction to Dance Cultures of the World 2
or DANC 125 Introduction to Ballroom Dance (2)
or DANC 121 Latin Social Dance (2)
or DANC 142 Beginning Tap Dance (2)
or DANC 143 Intermediate Tap Dance (2)
BFA Choreography Emphasis and/or Performance Emphasis:
TH 110 Fundamentals of Acting 3.5
BFA Choreography Emphasis:
TH 222 Stage Lighting 3

See counselor for additional unit requirements for this emphasis.

The department offers two degree programs within dance, one with a broad background in dance theory and practice and the other with a specialization in either choreography or performance. See counselor for details and additional requirements.

Students wishing to major or minor in dance must audition for placement prior to starting the program. Applicants should contact the Department of Dance to obtain audition dates and an audition application form. Students desiring more information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors. See a counselor for additional requirements.

Curriculum and Requirements for Transfer Programs and Career Pathways 154

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Complete the above common lower division requirements plus other courses selected in consultation with a counselor to provide for the 18 unit minimum and all A.A. Degree General Education requirements for a total of least 60 units.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Completion of an upper division degree program can lead to employment as a teacher at the secondary, community college or university level in both public and private schools; a performer in dance companies, on television or in dance films/choreographer. Students majoring in such areas as Recreation, Theatre, Physical Education, Fine Arts and Elementary Education would also benefit from the courses within this Dance curriculum.

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