GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CHOREOGRAPHIC STUDIES AND DANCE TECHNIQUE

This curriculum is designed for students who plan careers in commercial and concert dance. Upon completion of this certificate program, the student will be able to demonstrate technical dance skills using correct body alignment and muscle coordination, and explain the dance vocabulary of various dance styles.

PREREQUISITE COURSE REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE (18 UNITS) UNITS
  DANCE 100 or
DANCE 102
Survey of Dance History
Middle Eastern Dance History

3 or
3

DANCE 111 or equivalent DANCE 114 Ballet Technique III 2.5
DANCE 116 or equivalent DANCE 117 Modern Dance Technique III 1.5
DANCE 121 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently) DANCE 122* Jazz Performance Skills 1
  DANCE 127 Salsa I  1.5
DANCE 124 or equivalent DANCE 129 Hip-Hop II 1.5
DANCE 101, 110, 115, 120, 124, or equivalent DANCE 130 Choreography 1.5
One of the following: DANCE 116, 122 or equivalent
One of the following: DANCE 116, 122 or equivalent
DANCE 135* or
DANCE 136*
Dance Production Repertoire
Dance Production Student Choreography
3 or
3
DANCE 121 or equivalent DANCE 137 Jazz Dance Technique III 1.5
  DANCE 190 or
DANCE 194
Beginning Yoga
Pilates
1 or
1
    Select 6 units from the following
  ART 102 Art History: Renaissance-Modern 3
  ART 125 History of Motion Picture 3
  ART 130 Design I 3
  DANCE 124 Hip-Hop 1-2.5
DANCE 125 or equivalent
DANCE 126 or
DANCE 128
Tap Dance II
Middle Eastern Dance
1 or
1

 

DANCE 140 Movement for Theatre I 1
  HLTH 110 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 2
Eligibility for ENGL 101 HUMAN 115 World Mythology 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 HUMAN 120 Literature and the Cultural Arts 3
  MUSIC 101 Music Fundamentals 3
  MUSIC 135 Voice Training I 2
  MUSIC 230 Chorus 1
  MUSIC 236 Vocal Ensemble: Holiday 1

 

MUSIC 237 Vocal Ensemble: Jazz/Show Classics 1
  PE 294 Stress Reduction 1-2.5
  T ART 101 Introduction to Theatre 3
   T ART 103 Acting Fundamentals I 3
T ART 103, SPCH 105, DANCE 141 (may be taken concurrently) T ART 104 Fundamentals of Acting-Body Control 3
  T ART 109 Stage Make-Up 1

 

T ART 123 Stage Costume Design Workshop 1-3
  T ART 130 Performing Arts Technical Support 1-3
T ART 133 or equivalent T ART 134 Practical and Theoretical Aspects of Stage Lighting 2
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 24
 * An audition may be required.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.

August 2013 GCC CATALOG 2013-2014

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.

Choreographic Studies and Dance Technique (2012-13 catalog)
Choreographic Studies and Dance Technique (2011-12 catalog)
Choreographic Studies and Dance Technique (2009-10 catalog)