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Dance: Jazz Certificate Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 12.5
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2020


The Dance: Jazz 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.

Jazz dance style is always changing. The technique used in jazz classes can take on many attitudes depending on instructor and style influence. Some of the major jazz styles today are lyrical jazz, musical theatre, west coast jazz, modern jazz, jazz funk, and Latin jazz. Jazz dance is appealing because of its energy and variety. It can reflect and inspire a variety of moods. The various jazz dances have been characterized by the use of improvisation and influenced by rhythms and techniques of jazz music.

The student who receives the Jazz 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in jazz dance form, in both the performance and production aspects of dance;
  2. display the skills and techniques necessary for employment as instructors, choreographers, and/or performers; and
  3. apply the craft and aesthetic qualities of dance orally, practically, and in writing.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Dance: Jazz Certificate program are:

  • Complete 12.5 units from
    • Dance Core Requirements
    • Jazz Emphasis Requirements

Dance Core Requirements - complete 9.50 units
DANCE 3.1Choreography I2.00
DANCE 150Teaching Dance Techniques1.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
DANCE 27Dance Production: Experience2.00
DANCE 28Choreography for Performance2.00
DANCE 29Dance Performance and Touring Company2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.50 units from the following:
DANCE 11.4Ballet IV1.50
DANCE 11.5Ballet V1.50
DANCE 11.6Ballet VI1.50
DANCE 13.4Jazz Dance IV1.50
DANCE 13.5Jazz Dance V1.50
DANCE 13.6Jazz Dance VI1.50
DANCE 14.3Contemporary Dance III1.50
DANCE 14.4Contemporary Dance IV1.50
DANCE 16.4Modern Dance IV1.50
DANCE 16.5Modern Dance V1.50
DANCE 16.6Modern Dance VI1.50
DANCE 21.4Hip Hop/Funk IV1.50
DANCE 21.5Hip Hop/Funk V1.50
DANCE 21.6Hip Hop/Funk VI1.50
Jazz Emphasis Requirements - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
DANCE 13.4Jazz Dance IV1.50
DANCE 13.5Jazz Dance V1.50
DANCE 13.6Jazz Dance VI1.50

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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: Fall 2021

Previous Versions:

Dance: Jazz - effective Fall 2019
Dance: Jazz - effective Fall 2015
Dance: Jazz - effective Spring 2014
Dance: Jazz - effective Fall 2013
Dance: Jazz - effective Fall 2012
Dance: Jazz - effective Spring 2012
Dance: Jazz - effective Fall 2010
Dance: Jazz - effective Summer 2009
Dance: Jazz - effective Fall 2008
Dance: Jazz - effective Spring 2008
Dance: Jazz - effective Spring 2007
Dance: Jazz - effective Fall 1981

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.


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 13.4, Dance 13.5 and Dance 13.6.

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