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Dance: Hip Hop/Funk Certificate Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 12.5
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Term Effective: Fall 2013


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:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in hip hop/funk 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 performer; and
  3. apply the craft and aesthetic qualities of dance orally, practically, and in writing.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

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 3.1Choreography I2.00
KFIT 50Teaching Aide1.00-2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
DANCE 27Dance Production2.00
DANCE 28Choreography for Performance2.00
DANCE 29Dance Ensemble2.00-3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.50 units from the following:
DANCE 11.3Ballet III1.50
DANCE 11.4Ballet IV1.50
DANCE 13.3Jazz Dance III1.50
DANCE 13.4Jazz Dance IV1.50
DANCE 14.1Lyrical Dance I1.50
DANCE 16.3Modern Dance III1.50
DANCE 16.4Modern Dance IV1.50
DANCE 21.3Hip Hop/Funk III1.50
Hip Hop/Funk Emphasis Requirements - complete 3.00 units
DANCE 21.3Hip Hop/Funk III3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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 2014

Previous Versions:

Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Fall 2012
Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Spring 2012
Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Fall 2010
Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Summer 2009
Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Fall 2008
Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Spring 2008
Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - effective Spring 2007
Dance: Hip Hop/Funk - 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.

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