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Dance: Foundations Certificate Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 14
Term Effective: Spring 2023


The Dance: Foundations Skills Certificate will give the student dancer an opportunity to present validation of their time, effort, and talent in dance. This certificate encompasses learning, performing and excelling at the choice of a dance genre.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Demonstrate achievement in modern, jazz and ballet dance skills, in both the studio 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: Foundations Certificate program are:

  • Complete 14 units from
    • Dance: Foundations Requirements

Dance: Foundations Requirements - complete 14.00 units
DANCE 11.1Ballet I1.50
DANCE 11.2Ballet II1.50
DANCE 13.1Jazz Dance I1.50
DANCE 13.2Jazz Dance II1.50
DANCE 16.1Modern Dance I1.50
DANCE 16.2Modern Dance II1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 5.00 units from the following:
DANCE 2Survey of Dance History3.00
DANCE 14.1Contemporary Dance I1.50
DANCE 18.1Rhythm Tap Dance I1.50
DANCE 21.1Hip Hop/Funk I1.50
DANCE 27Dance Production: Experience2.00
DANCE 32Dance Repertory1.50
DANCE 35Dance Improvisation Techniques1.50
DANCE 47Dances of the African Diaspora I1.00-2.00
DANCE 88.1Latin Dance I1.00

Term Effective: Spring 2023

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.

Previous Versions:

Dance: Foundations - effective Fall 2022
Dance: Foundations - effective Fall 2021
Dance: Modern Dance - effective Fall 2020
Dance: Modern Dance - effective Fall 2019
Dance: Modern Dance - effective Fall 2015
Dance: Modern Dance - effective Spring 2014
Dance: Modern Dance - effective Fall 2013
Dance: Modern Dance - effective Fall 2012
Dance: Modern Dance - effective Spring 2012
Dance: Modern - effective Fall 2010
Dance: Modern - effective Summer 2009
Dance: Modern - effective Fall 2008
Dance: Modern - effective Spring 2008
Dance: Modern - effective Spring 2007
Dance: Modern - 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 16.4, Dance 16.5 and Dance 16.6.

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