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Dance (AA) Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 18
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Term Effective: Summer 2012


The Dance major leads to an Associate in Arts in Dance and provides the student with a solid foundation in ballet, modern and jazz dance as well as the opportunity to explore other areas of interest. The Dance major will prepare a student for transfer or for careers in dance.

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 major, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in modern, jazz, and ballet dance forms, in both the performance and production aspects of dance;
  2. display the skills and techniques necessary for employment as instructors, choreographers, and/or performers;
  3. apply the craft and aesthetic qualities of dance orally, practically, and in writing; and
  4. apply the skills and knowledge of dance in advanced courses in order to transfer to four year institutions.

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 (AA) program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Dance Major Requirements

Dance Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
DANCE 2Survey of Dance History3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
DANCE 11.1Ballet I1.00-2.00
DANCE 11.2Ballet II1.00-2.00
DANCE 11.3Ballet III1.00-2.00
DANCE 11.4Ballet IV1.00-2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
DANCE 13.1Jazz Dance I1.00-2.00
DANCE 13.2Jazz Dance II1.00-2.00
DANCE 13.3Jazz Dance III1.00-2.00
DANCE 13.4Jazz Dance IV1.00-2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
DANCE 16.1Modern Dance I1.00-2.00
DANCE 16.2Modern Dance II1.00-2.00
DANCE 16.3Modern Dance III1.00-2.00
DANCE 16.4Modern Dance IV1.00-2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
DANCE 3.1Choreography I2.00
DANCE 14Lyrical Jazz Dance1.00-2.00
DANCE 21.1Hip Hop/Funk I1.00-2.00
DANCE 21.2Hip Hop/Funk II1.00-2.00
DANCE 21.3Hip Hop/Funk III1.00-2.00
DANCE 27Dance Production2.00
DANCE 28Choreography for Performance2.00
DANCE 29Dance Ensemble2.00-3.00
KINES 62ASports Medicine Lab A2.00
KINES 62BSports Medicine Lab B2.00
THAR 1World Theatre Through Time3.00
THAR 20Introduction to Stagecraft3.00
THAR 22ATheatrical Makeup Design for Stage and Screen2.00
THAR 24Design Workshop3.00
THAR 26Introduction to Theatrical Lighting3.00
THAR 42Dance-Theatre Workshop1.00-2.00

Term Effective: Summer 2012

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 - effective Summer 2011
Dance - effective Fall 2010
Dance - effective Spring 2009
Dance - effective Fall 2008
Dance - effective Spring 2007
Dance - effective Fall 2003

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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.


1. There will be an orientation meeting during the first week of school. Please check with the department for place and time.

2. It is HIGHLY recommended to take the courses in the sequence suggested; i.e., take Level I first semester (all dance forms), then Level II the second semester, etc.

The courses below are only offered during the indicated semester:
Dance 2 - Spring
Dance 4 - Spring
Dance 28 - Spring
Dance 29 - Fall

The necessary higher level Dance technique classes (levels III and IV) need to be taken prior to the expiration of the 4 semester limit. (repeat code 22)

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