The World Dance Instructor certificate program
trains students for positions in the commercial and artistic areas of dance. Graduates of the program are qualified as instructors in private studios, recreation or other community dance programs, and act as consultants, lecturers, or performers with an emphasis on the ethnic dance forms, primarily Mid-Eastern, Flamenco, Spanish Classical, East Indian, or African (Nigeria/Ghana).
Students are able to apply principles of movement and creativity to all forms of dance, demonstrate skills of instructing dance to communicate through movement and words, and apply information learned in other disciplines to the art form of dance.
Instruction will utilize both classroom work, using a variety of instructional methods (lecture, lab/demonstration, independent and group projects) and internship experiences in business/industry to prepare the student for job requirements.
Students will be able to:
- Successfully teach and perform in one or more of the following styles: African, American Social Dance, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Folklorico, Latin Dance Styles, Middle Eastern or Polynesian.
- Communicate how to dance through movement demonstration and verbal cueing, using appropriate dance terminology.
Checklist of Required Courses (2020-21)