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: Hip Hop/Funk 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.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Hip Hop/Funk dance has evolved from the hip-hop culture and is a form of street dance. Hip Hop culture includes deejaying [cuttin' & scratchin'], emceeing/rappin', breakdancing, and graffiti art. The movements use isolations, popping and breaking. Hip Hop is highly energetic and allows the dancer to improvise and perform with freedom of movement.
The student who receives the Hip-Hop 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.
- Demonstrate proficiency in hip hop/funk dance form, in both the performance and production aspects of dance;
- display the skills and techniques necessary for employment as instructors, choreographers, and/or performer; and
- apply the craft and aesthetic qualities of dance orally, practically, and in writing.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
Please note under the Dance Core Requirements Students must take 4.5 units of elective courses outside of Certificate Emphasis, in this case any course other than Dance 21.4, Dance 21.5 and Dance 21.6.