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World Dance Instructor

solo dancer 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.

Program Outcomes

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Students will be able to:

  1. Successfully teach and perform in one or more of the following styles, including but not limited to, African, American Social Dance, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Folklorico, Latin Dance Styles, Middle Eastern or Polynesian. 
  2. Communicate proper dance technique through movement demonstration and verbal cueing using appropriate dance terminology and safety measures.


Checklist of Required Courses (2021-22)

World Dance Instrucgor COA - Required Courses

  • Mid-Eastern Dance I
  • Mid-Eastern Dance 2
  • Latin Dance Styles I
  • Latin Dance Styles II
  • African Dance and Drumming I
  • African Dance and Drumming II
  • Flamenco Dance I
  • Flamenco Dance 2
  • Music for Dancers
  • Dance as a Profession Seminar
  • Dance Methodology
  • World Dance Internship I
  • World Dance Internship II
  • Rehearsal and Performance 1 and Repertoire 1 or Performing Dance Ensemble.
  • Performing Dance Enseble II or III or IV
  • Cultural Anthropology or World Religion or World Dance and Culture

Select from the following

  • Mid-Eastern Dance 3 and 4
  • Flamenco Dance 3 and 4
  • Latin Dance Styles III
  • African Dance and Drumming III

Select four (4) units from at least two (2) different dance styles

  • Latin Dance Styles III
  • Ballet 1
  • Ballet 2
  • Ballet III
  • Tap I
  • Tap 2
  • Tap III
  • Mid-Eastern Dance 3
  • Mid-Eastern Dance 4
  • Flamenco Dance 3
  • Flamenco Dance 4
  • Modern Dance 1
  • Modern Dance 2
  • Jazz Dance 1
  • Jazz Dance 2
  • Jazz Dance III
  • Contemporary Commercial Dance
  • Contemporary Commercial Dance 2
  • Polynesian Dance
  • Polynesian Dance 2
View the Course Catalog