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Dance: Ballet Emphasis Certificate Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 17
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Dance: Ballet Achievement 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 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: Ballet Emphasis Certificate program are:

  • Complete 17 units from
    • Dance Core Requirements
    • Ballet Emphasis Requirements

Dance Core Requirements - complete 11.00 units
PE 40Survey of Dance History3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 1General Human Anatomy5.00
ART 2AArt Appreciation & History3.00
ART 2BArt Appreciation & History3.00
PE 146.1Beginning Ballet1.00
PE 149.1Beginning Jazz Dance1.00
PE 147.1Beginning Modern Dance1.00
PE 148.1Beginning Tap Dance1.00
PE 145.1Fundamentals of Folk Dance1.00
PE 145.2International Folk Dance1.00
PE 145.3Balkan Folk Dance1.00
MUS 7AIntroduction to Music Appreciation3.00
MUS 7BIntroduction to Music Appreciation3.00
PE 150.1Beginning Aerobic Dance1.00-2.00
PHYSIO 50Introduction to Exercise Physiology3.00
THAR 21Introduction to Costuming3.00
THAR 22AIntroduction to Makeup2.00
Ballet Emphasis Requirements - complete 6.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
PE 146.2Intermediate Ballet1.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
PE 23Rhythmic Analysis1.00
PE 146.2Intermediate Ballet1.00
PE 147.2Intermediate Modern Dance1.00-2.00
PE 161.1Beginning Body Mechanics1.00-2.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

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: Spring 2007

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.



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