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|Dance: Hip Hop Emphasis Certificate
||Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance
Total Units: 17
Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.
The Dance: Hip Hop/Funk 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.
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.
The requirements for the Dance: Hip Hop Emphasis Certificate program are:
Complete 17 units from
- Dance Core Requirements
- Hip Hop/Funk Emphasis Requirements
|Dance Core Requirements - complete 11.00 units|
|PE 40||Survey of Dance History||3.00|
|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 1||General Human Anatomy||5.00|
|ART 2A||Art Appreciation & History||3.00|
|ART 2B||Art Appreciation & History||3.00|
|PE 146.1||Beginning Ballet||1.00|
|PE 149.1||Beginning Jazz Dance||1.00|
|PE 147.1||Beginning Modern Dance||1.00|
|PE 148.1||Beginning Tap Dance||1.00|
|PE 145.1||Fundamentals of Folk Dance||1.00|
|PE 145.2||International Folk Dance||1.00|
|PE 145.3||Balkan Folk Dance||1.00|
|MUS 7A||Introduction to Music Appreciation||3.00|
|MUS 7B||Introduction to Music Appreciation||3.00|
|PE 150.1||Beginning Aerobic Dance||1.00-2.00|
|PHYSIO 50||Introduction to Exercise Physiology||3.00|
|THAR 21||Introduction to Costuming||3.00|
|THAR 22A||Introduction to Makeup||2.00|
|Hip Hop/Funk Emphasis Requirements - complete 6.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:|
|PE 23||Rhythmic Analysis||1.00|
|PE 149.2||Intermediate Jazz Dance||1.00|
|PE 147.2||Intermediate Modern Dance||1.00-2.00|
|PE 161.1||Beginning Body Mechanics||1.00-2.00|
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.
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.