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|Dance: Hip Hop/Funk Certificate
||Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance
Total Units: 12.5
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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 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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- 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.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
The requirements for the Dance: Hip Hop/Funk Certificate program are:
Complete 12.5 units from
- Dance Core Requirements
- Hip Hop/Funk Emphasis Requirements
|Dance Core Requirements - complete 9.50 units|
|DANCE 3.1||Choreography I||2.00|
|KFIT 50||Teaching Aide||1.00-2.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:|
|DANCE 27||Dance Production||2.00|
|DANCE 28||Choreography for Performance||2.00|
|DANCE 29||Dance Ensemble||2.00-3.00|
|Hip Hop/Funk Emphasis Requirements - complete 3.00 units|
|DANCE 21.3||Hip Hop/Funk III||3.00|
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.