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A.A. Degree in Dance

​Orange Coast College is proud to offer an Associate in Arts Degree in Dance.  This degree provides students with a foundation in the theory, technique, and the aesthetics of the art of dance. This is fulfilled through a comprehensive program of dance study in areas of core techniques, contemporary and commercial styles, choreography, performance, and world dance forms. Students will demonstrate proficiency through accurate technical execution, performance skills, research papers, essays, and choreographic works. Program assessment is measured by public performances, program completion, transferability, and periodic program review. Students qualify to pursue a variety of dance-related careers and advanced degree options.


Program Outcomes


Students will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of dance and its relevance to the multicultural world we live in.
  2. Acquire the dance technical skills necessary to transfer to a univeristy program or similar advanced  dance study program.
  3. Implement critical thinking skills and kinesthetic awareness in their observation, analyisis and interpretation of dance performances on stage or in media.
  4. Develop dance composition and performance skills to successfully transfer to a university program or similar advanced dance study program.

 

Checklist of Required Courses (2020-21)


Associate in Arts Degree in Dance Core Courses (required)

DANC A150

Dance Improvisation I  (Spring only)

1

DANC A250

Dance Improvisation II  (Spring only)

1

DANC A170

Music for Dancers

2


Select 1 of the following:


2

DANC A143

Jazz Dance III

 

DANC A243

Jazz IV

 

DANC A253

Preparation for Audition - Jazz

 

Select 1 of the following:


2

DANC A144

Ballet III

 

DANC A244

Ballet IV

 

DANC A254

Preparation for Audition - Ballet

 
    

Select 1 of the following:


2

DANC A145

Modern Dance III

 

DANC A245

Modern Dance IV

 

DANC A255

Preparation for Audition - Modern

 

 

Select one of the following:


3

DANC A160

Dance Composition/Choreography I (Fall only)

 

DANC A162

Dance Composition/Choreography II (Fall only)

 

DANC A262

Dance Composition/Choreography III (Fall only)

 

 

Select one of the following:


1

DANC A201

Rehearsal and Performance

 

DANC A202

Rehearsal and Performance II

 

DANC A204

Rehearsal and Performance III

 

DANC A207

Rehearsal and Performance IV

 

 

Select one of the following:


1-4

DANC A211

Repertoire I

 

DANC A212

Repertoire II

 

DANC A213

Repertoire III

 

DANC A214

Repertoire IV

 

 

Select four units of the following:


4

DANC A101

Modern Dance 1

 

DANC A102

Modern Dance 2

 

DANC A110

Ballet 1

 

DANC A111

Ballet 2

 

DANC A113

Pointe Work

 

DANC A115

Yoga For Dancers

 

DANC A116

Latin Dance Styles I

 

DANC A117

American Social Dance Styles

 

DANC A119

Kinesiology For Dance (Fall Only)

 

DANC A120

Jazz Dance 1

 

DANC A121

Jazz Dance 2

 

DANC A125

Tap 1

 

DANC A126

Tap 2

 

DANC A130

Mid-Eastern Dance 1

 

DANC A135

Flamenco Dance 1

 

DANC A137

Classical Dance of India

 

DANC A138

African Dance and Drumming I

 

DANC A146

Tap III

 

DANC A147

Flamenco Dance 2

 

DANC A148

Mid-Eastern Dance 2

 

DANC A149

Hip-Hop Dance I

 

DANC A152

Pilates Apparatus & Mat Work Level 1

 

DANC A153

Pilates Apparatus & Mat Work Level 2

 

DANC A154

Contemporary Commercial Dance

 

DANC A155

Latin Dance Styles II

 

DANC A156

Polynesian Dance

 

DANC A158

African Dance and Drumming II

 

DANC A159

Hip-Hop Dance II

 

DANC A165

Latin Dance Styles III

 

DANC A168

African Dance and Drumming III

 

DANC A169

Hip-Hop Dance 3

 

or DANC A269

Hip Hop 4

DANC A171

Modern Dance Basics

 

DANC A172

Ballet Dance Basics

 

DANC A173

Jazz Dance Basics

 

DANC A174

Tap Dance Basics

 

DANC A180

Dance Wellness and Injury Prevention

 

DANC A191

Classical Technique and Variation

 

DANC A200

Appreciation Of Dance

 

DANC A203

Performing Dance Ensemble I

 

DANC A205

Dance as a Profession Seminar

 

DANC A210

Dance Methodology

 

DANC A223

Performing Dance Ensemble II

 

DANC A230

World Dance and Culture

 

DANC A233

Performing Dance Ensemble 3

 

DANC A246

Tap IV

 

DANC A247

Flamenco Dance 3

 

or DANC A267

Flamenco Dance 4

DANC A248

Mid-Eastern Dance 3

 

or DANC A264

Mid-Eastern Dance 4

DANC A256

Preparation for Audition - Tap