Dance Degrees

Dance Specialist Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Dance Specialist provides students an opportunity for a career in dance as a performer, choreographer, or instructor. Unique job opportunities include dance studio instructor, teaching assistant, children’s dance instructor, community and musical theater, and group exercise instructor. Students will gain proficiency in leadership, communication, performance awareness, and artistic techniques. The main goal of the program is to prepare students for employment in dance and theater. Demonstrate proficiency as a dance instructor or performer in one dance form. After completing the 12 unit Certificate of Achievement in Dance Specialist, students are prepared to enter a professional work environment in one or more of the following careers: choreographer, dance studio instructor, dance teaching assistant, children’s dance instructor, performer, and group exercise instructor. There are no prerequisites for enrolling in this certificate program.

Required Core Courses (4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
DANC 61 Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective 3 units
  OR  
DANC 61H Honors Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective 3 units
DANC 7 Choreography 1 unit

Technique Classes (6 units)

Choose 6 units of technique classes, 4 units of which are at the Intermediate level or above.

Course Number Course Title Units
DANC 1 Ballet – Beginning Level 1 1 unit
DANC 2 Ballet – Beginning Level 2 1 unit
DANC 3 Ballet – Intermediate 1 unit
DANC 4 Ballet – Advanced 1 unit
DANC 11 Jazz Dance – Beginning Level 1 1 unit
DANC 12 Jazz Dance – Beginning Level 2 1 unit
DANC 13 Jazz Dance – Intermediate 1 unit
DANC 14 Jazz Dance – Advanced 1 unit
DANC 21 Modern Dance – Beginning Level 1 1 unit
DANC 22 Modern Dance – Beginning Level 2 1 unit
DANC 23 Modern Dance – Intermediate 1 unit
DANC 24 Modern Dance – Advanced 1 unit
DANC 41 Ballroom and Latin Dance – Beginning 1 unit
DANC 42 Ballroom and Latin Dance – Intermediate 1 unit
DANC 43 Ballroom Dance – Advanced 1 unit
DANC 51A The Flamenco Dance of Spain – Beginning 1 unit
DANC 51B The Flamenco Dance of Spain – Intermediate 1 unit

Electives (2 units)

Choose 2 units from the following courses.

Course Number Course Title Units
DANC 6 Dance Intensive 1 unit
DANC 8 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance 1 unit
DANC 60 Studio Dance Production 1 unit

Total Certificate Units: 12 units

Last Updated 12/9/20