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Dance – Emphasis in General Dance

Directed by Patriceann Mead; photo by Hugh CoxThe degree in Dance provides students with a background to begin upper-division work leading to a B.A. or B.F.A. in dance, and/or for continued training leading to a professional career in the field of dance and dance-related professions.  Both the degree and the certificate provide students with the basic skills necessary for involvement in community dance activities, such as teaching in recreation centers, YMCA’s or YWCA’s, private studios; or performing or choreographing for community events. This degree and certificate also prepares dancers for the entertainment industry such as Theme Park (Disney, Knotts Berry Farm, Legoland, Seaworld, Wild Animal Park . . .), MTV and a range for professional theatrical dance opportunities.  Transfer students should consult the four-year college or university catalog for specific requirements or see a Palomar College counselor.

A.A. Degree Major or Certificate of Achievement

Program Requirements
DNCE 101 Survey of World Dance 3
DNCE 105 Introduction to Dance History 3
DNCE 145 Choreography I 3
DNCE 165 Production Management 2
DNCE 280 Student Choreography Production 3
Group I Electives – Ballet/Pointe (Select any combination of three units)
DNCE 115 Ballet I 1 – 3
DNCE 116 Ballet II 1 – 3
DNCE 117 Pointe I 1 – 3
DNCE 118 Pointe II 1 – 3
DNCE 210 Ballet III 1 – 3
DNCE 211 Ballet IV 1 – 3
DNCE 217 Pointe III 1 – 3
DNCE 218 Pointe IV 1 – 3
Group II Electives – Modern (Select any combination of three units)
DNCE 110 Modern Dance I 1 – 3
DNCE 111 Modern Dance II 1 – 3
DNCE 205 Modern Dance III 1 – 3
DNCE 206 Modern Dance IV 1 – 3
Group III Electives – Afro-Cuban/Brazilian (Select any combination of two units)
DNCE 149 Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Dance I 1 – 3
DNCE 150 Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Dance II 1 – 3
DNCE 249 Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Dance III 1 – 3
DNCE 250 Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Dance IV 1 – 3
Group IV Electives – Latin Social (Select any combination of two units)
DNCE 151 Latin Social Dance I 1 – 3
DNCE 152 Latin Social Dance II 1 – 3
DNCE 251 Latin Social Dance III 1 – 3
DNCE 252 Latin Social Dance IV 1 – 3
Group V Electives – Jazz or Tap (Select any combination of three units)
DNCE 120 Jazz Technique I 1 – 3
DNCE 121 Jazz Technique II 1 – 3
DNCE 215 Jazz Technique III 1 – 3
DNCE 216 Jazz Technique IV 1 – 3
DNCE 130 Tap I 1 – 3
DNCE 131 Tap II 1 – 3
DNCE 230 Tap III 0.5 – 4
DNCE 231 Tap IV 1 – 3
Group VI Electives – Near and Middle Eastern or Hawaiian and Tahitian (Select any combination of two units)
DNCE 162 Near and Middle Eastern I 1 – 3
DNCE 163 Near and Middle Eastern II 1 – 3
DNCE 262 Near and Middle Eastern III 1 – 3
DNCE 263 Near and Middle Eastern IV 1 – 3
DNCE 158 Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance I 1 – 3
DNCE 159 Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance II 1 – 3
DNCE 258 Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance III 1 – 3
DNCE 259 Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance IV 1 – 3
Group VII Electives – General Dance Production and Ensemble (Select any combination of two to three units)
DNCE 147 Repertory 0.5 – 3
DNCE 148 Palomar Drum and Dance Ensemble 1 – 3
DNCE 190 World Dance Production 1 – 3
DNCE 225 Palomar Contemporary Dance Ensemble 1 – 3
DNCE 270 Ballet Dance Production 1 – 3
DNCE 271 Classical Ballet Production 1 – 3
DNCE 272 Contemporary Ballet Production 1 – 3
DNCE 273 Modern Dance Production 1 – 3
DNCE 274 Contemporary Modern Production 1 – 3
DNCE 275 Modern Fusion Production 1 – 3
DNCE 276 Dance Production 0.5 – 3
DNCE 277 Jazz Production 1 – 3
DNCE 278 Modern Jazz Production 1 – 3
DNCE 279 Tap Production 1 – 3
Group VIII Electives – General Dance (Complete any combination of two to three units)
DNCE 100 Survey of Dance 3
DNCE 102 Dance on Film 3
DNCE 127 Spanish Flamenco I 1 – 3
DNCE 128 Spanish Flamenco II 1 – 3
DNCE 135 Ballroom Dance I 1 – 3
DNCE 136 Ballroom Dance II 1 – 3
DNCE 137 /MUS 137 Cuban and Brazilian Drumming I 0.5 – 1.5
DNCE 138 /MUS 138 Cuban and Brazilian Drumming II 0.5 – 1.5
DNCE 140 Dance Improvisation I 1 – 3
DNCE 141 Dance Improvisation II 1 – 3
DNCE 153 Capoeira: Afro/Brazilian Martial Arts I 1 – 3
DNCE 155 Hip Hop I 1 – 3
DNCE 161 Teaching Methods in Dance 3
DNCE 170 Pilates (Reg. Trade Mark) 0.5 – 2
DNCE 173 /MUS 173/TA 173 Musical Theatre Scenes 1 – 3
DNCE 184 Introduction to Kinesiology 3

Total units 33.00 – 35.00
905

For more information, visit the Dance section of the Palomar College Catalog and Palomar’s online class schedule.