Dance at College of San Mateo - Major in Dance
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Dance

AA

Major in Dance

The Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in Dance is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year university to major or minor in dance. A comprehensive dance education will develop skills required to create, perform, communicate and understand dance. These skills are acquired through the study of modern dance, ballet technique, jazz technique, performance, as well as production, dance appreciation, music appreciation, and composition.

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for Associate degree and

Major requirements: 20-22 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

Required Core Courses (14-16 units):

DANC 100 Dance Appreciation 3 units
DANC 121.1 Modern Dance I 1 unit
DANC 130.1 Jazz Dance I 1 unit
DANC 140.1 Ballet I 1 unit
DANC 390 Dance Composition/Theory/Choreography 3 units
DANC 400.1 Dance Performance & Production I 1-2 units
DANC 400.2 Dance Performance & Production II 1-2 units
     
MUS. 202 Music Listening and Enjoyment 3 units
  OR  
MUS. 275 History of Jazz 3 units

Required Selective Courses (Select 6 units from the following courses):

DANC 116.1 Waltz I 0.5-1 units
DANC 116.2 Waltz II 0.5-1 units
DANC 116.3 Waltz III 0.5-1 units
DANC 116.4 Waltz IV 0.5-1 units
DANC 117.1 Tap Dance I 0.5-1 units
DANC 117.2 Tap Dance II 0.5-1 units
DANC 117.3 Tap Dance III 0.5-1 units
DANC 117.4 Tap Dance IV 0.5-1 units
DANC 121.2 Modern Dance II 0.5-1 units
DANC 121.3 Modern Dance III 0.5-1 units
DANC 121.4 Modern Dance IV 0.5-1 units
DANC 128.1 Latin Dance I 0.5-1 units
DANC 128.2 Latin Dance II 0.5-1 units
DANC 128.3 Latin Dance III 0.5-1 units
DANC 128.4 Latin Dance IV 0.5-1 units
DANC 130.2 Jazz Dance II 0.5-1 units
DANC 130.3 Jazz Dance III 0.5-1 units
DANC 130.4 Jazz Dance IV 0.5-1 units
DANC 140.2 Ballet II 0.5-1 units
DANC 140.3 Ballet III 0.5-1 units
DANC 140.4 Ballet IV 0.5-1 units
DANC 151.1 Social Dance I 0.5-1 units
DANC 151.2 Social Dance II 0.5-1 units
DANC 151.3 Social Dance III 0.5-1 units
DANC 151.4 Social Dance IV 0.5-1 units
DANC 167.1 Swing Dance I 0.5-1 units
DANC 167.2 Swing Dance II 0.5-1 units
DANC 167.3 Swing Dance III 0.5-1 units
DANC 167.4 Swing Dance IV 0.5-1 units
DANC 330.1 Creative Dance I 0.5-1 units
DANC 330.2 Creative Dance II 0.5-1 units
DANC 330.3 Creative Dance III 0.5-1 units
DANC 330.4 Creative Dance IV 0.5-1 units
DANC 391 Dance Composition - Theory and Choreography 3 units
DANC 400.3 Dance Performance & Production III 0.5-2 units
DANC 400.4 Dance Performance & Production IV 0.5-2 units