The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Dance: Ballet Skills Certificate will give the student dancer an opportunity to present validation of his or her time, effort, and talent in dance. The certificate encompasses teaching, performing, and the choice of a dance style.
Ballet is often the necessary foundation to succeed at higher levels of other dance styles. Dancers work on posture, placement, and general movement skills. These are performed at the barre, center floor and across the floor. Flexibility, strength, and balance are strived for in an environment requiring great discipline.
The student who receives the Ballet Skills Certificate will have a better opportunity to obtain employment at dance studios and recreational classes, or work as a choreographer with community or school plays.
More information about the Dance program can be found at the Dance page on the Athletics Department website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Demonstrate proficiency in ballet dance form, in both the performance and production aspects of dance;
- display the skills and techniques necessary for employment as instructors, choreographers, and/or performers; and
- apply the craft and aesthetic qualities of dance orally, practically, and in writing.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.