Dance: Hip Hop/Funk Certificate Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 17.0

Term Effective: Fall 2008

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.

Term Inactive: Summer 2009

Previous Versions:

Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Spring 2008
Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Spring 2007
Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Fall 1981


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.

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 Competency 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 Requirements:

The requirements for the Dance: Hip Hop/Funk program are:

  • Complete 17.0 units from
    • Dance Core Requirements
    • Hip Hop/Funk Emphasis Requirements

Dance Core Requirements - complete 11.00 units
DANCE 2Survey of Dance History3.00
DANCE 3.1Choreography I2.00
PHYED 50Teaching Aides1.00-2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
DANCE 28Choreography for Performance2.00
DANCE 29Dance Ensemble2.00-3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 1General Human Anatomy5.00
ART 2.1Ancient to Renaissance Art History and Appreciation3.00
ART 2.2Renaissance to Modern Art History and Appreciation3.00
DANCE 11.1Ballet I1.00-2.00
DANCE 11.2Ballet II1.00-2.00
DANCE 13.1Jazz Dance I1.00-2.00
DANCE 13.2Jazz Dance II1.00-2.00
DANCE 16.1Modern Dance I1.00-2.00
DANCE 16.2Modern Dance II1.00-2.00
DANCE 18.1Tap Dance I1.00
DANCE 18.3Tap Dance III1.00
DANCE 21.1Hip Hop/Funk I1.00-2.00
DANCE 21.2Hip Hop/Funk II1.00-2.00
DANCE 35Improvisation1.00
DANCE 37.1Ballroom Dance I1.00
DANCE 37.3Ballroom Dance III1.00
DANCE 40Introduction to Folk Dance1.00
DANCE 41International Folk Dance1.00
DANCE 42Greek Folk Dance1.00
DANCE 43Balkan Folk Dance1.00
DANCE 44Israeli and Middle Eastern Dance1.00
DANCE 45Bulgarian Folk Dance1.00
DANCE 46Romanian Folk Dance1.00
DANCE 62Dance Outreach1.00-2.00
PHYED 27.1Beginning Aerobic Dance1.00-2.00
PHYED 27.2Intermediate Aerobic Dance1.00-2.00
PHYED 28.1Beginning Step Aerobics1.00-2.00
PHYED 28.2Intermediate Step Aerobics1.00-2.00
PHYSIO 50Exercise, Fitness and Wellness4.00
PHYSIO 58Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
THAR 10AIntroduction to Techniques of Acting3.00
THAR 21Introduction to Costuming3.00
THAR 22AIntroduction to Makeup2.00
THAR 26Theatrical Lighting3.00
Hip Hop/Funk Emphasis Requirements - complete 6.00 units
DANCE 21.3Hip Hop/Funk III2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
DANCE 3.2Choreography II2.00
DANCE 4Music for Dance2.00
DANCE 13.3Jazz Dance III1.00-2.00
DANCE 13.4Jazz Dance IV1.00-2.00
DANCE 16.3Modern Dance III1.00-2.00
DANCE 16.4Modern Dance IV1.00-2.00
DANCE 18.3Tap Dance III1.00
DANCE 21.3Hip Hop/Funk III1.00-2.00
DANCE 35Improvisation1.00
PHYED 32Body Mechanics1.00-2.00
PHYED 33Pilates Mat1.00-2.00
PHYED 35Yoga1.00-2.00
THAR 42Dance-Theatre Workshop1.00-2.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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.


To complete the Hip Hop/Funk emphasis students must complete at least two units of DANCE 21.3-Hip Hop/Funk III.

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