Dance (AFA Degree)
- Last Updated: 05 March 2015
Minimum credits Required: 60
The Associate of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Performing Arts or Dance Fitness is designed for transfer. The program gives students a strong foundation in dance and performing arts or dance fitness technique and general knowledge in the fields of dance, music, and theatre arts. The degree prepares students to continue their performing arts education in dance, music, and/or theatre arts. If the Dance Fitness Option is chosen, the degree prepares students to continue their education in fields emphasizing fitness. Students completing this degree can transfer 60-62 credits to four-year institutions.
AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)
Beginning Fall 2015, this program will no longer be offered.
|*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.|
|Composition (6 credits)|
|ENG 101||College Composition I||3|
|ENG 102||College Composition II||3|
|Mathematics (3 credits)|
|MAT 140 or higher.||College Mathematics||5|
|Arts/Humanities (6 credits)|
DAN 201 Dance History
|One additional course from the following:||THR 101, MUS 100, MUS 145, or MUS 207||3|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)|
|Two courses from different disciplines.||6|
|Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)|
|General Education Options (0-6 credits)|
|Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credits.||0-6|
|Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.|
|Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry||"W"|
|Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness||"C"|
Degree Core Requirements (15 credits)
|DAN 200||Introduction to Choreography||3|
|DAN 290||Performing Arts Practicum||3|
|NTR 135||Human Nutrition||3|
|AND Select ONE course from TWO DIFFERENT dance disciplines in Ballet, Modern, and/or Jazz.|
|DAN 1101-1104||Ballet I||3|
|DAN 2111-2114||Ballet II||3|
|DAN 2121-2124||Ballet III||3|
|DAN 2171-2174||Ballet IV||3|
|DAN 1201-1204||Modern I||3|
|DAN 2211-2214||Modern II||3|
|DAN 2221-2224||Modern III||3|
|DAN 1501-1504||Jazz I||3|
|DAN 2501-2504||Jazz II||3|
|DAN 2511-2514||Jazz III||3|
Electives (10 credits)
|Select from electives suggested below or other performing arts or fitness courses that are transferable as stated in the Course Equivalency Guide (www.aztransfer.com). Special Courses are not applicable towards this degree.|
|Dance and Performing Arts Option|
|DAN 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104||Ballet I||3|
|DAN 2111, 2112, 2113, 2114||Ballet II||3|
|DAN 2121, 2122, 2123, 2124||Ballet III||3|
|DAN 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174||Ballet IV||3|
|DAN 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204||Modern I||3|
|DAN 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214||Modern II||3|
|DAN 2221, 2222, 2223, 2224||Modern III||3|
|DAN 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504||Jazz I||3|
|DAN 2501, 2502, 2503, 2504||Jazz II||3|
|DAN 2511, 2512, 2513, 2514||Jazz III||3|
|DAN 151||Turkish-Egyptian I||2|
|DAN 152||Turkish-Egyptian II||2|
|DAN 130||Company Class and Rehearsal||4|
|THR 110||Acting I||3|
|THR 210||Acting II||3|
|MUP 105||Voice Class||1|
|DAN 289||Internship I||1-6|
|Dance Fitness Option|
|DAN 102||Pilates I||2|
|DAN 111||Beginning Yoga||2|
|DAN 155||Tai Chi Chuan||3|
|DAN 202 WITH||Pilates II||2|
|DAN 210||Yoga II||2|
|DAN 289||Internship I||1-6|
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that completers will possess at the end of their program of study.
- Demonstrate proficiency in Jazz, Ballet and Modern Dance measured through class and/or performance evaluations.
- Demonstrate awareness of the historical backgrounds of dance and music, or theatre.
- Demonstrate introductory choreographic skills related to student's area of interest.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the various careers in student's area of interest, along with the skills required for those careers.
- Discuss and analyze contributions made by diverse cultures and their effect on the history and performance of dance and music or theatre around the world measured through written assignments and/or performance.
In addition to the above outcomes, students selecting the Dance Fitness Option will:
- Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of fitness techniques, including but not limited to: Pilates, Yoga, Tai chi, and Cardio-Fitness.