Dance Teacher Skills Certificate

Certificate E0313
The Dance Teacher Certificate is intended to prepare students for careers as dance instructors in private dance studios, recreation centers and K-12 dance programs. Focus is on the genres of Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance with pedagogical principles that can be applied to other dance forms. This certificate may aid the student’s search for an entry-level job in the dance teaching world.

Required Courses

DNCE 2BBallet II 0.5
DNCE 4Choreography 0.5
DNCE 12BModern II 0.5
DNCE 14BJazz II 0.5
DNCE 24Dance Production 1
DNCE 33Improvisation 0.5
DNCE 35Repertory 2
DNCE 39AAlignment and Correctives I 0.5
DN-T 20History and Appreciation of Dance 3
DN-T 38Dance Teaching Methods 3
KIN 24Applied Kinesiology 2
Total Units14

Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Website  

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a students will be able to:

  • Teach creative and technical dance skills using correct body alignment, muscle coordination and dance terminology of various dance genres.
  • Present a comprehensive job portfolio that includes a cover letter, resume, sample lesson plans, teaching analogies and a reel of choreography.
  • Develop an articulate, original choreographic voice by expressing themselves creatively through the production of dance composition and performance. 
  • Attain an intermediate level of proficiency in contemporary dance techniques.
  • Acquire a broad understanding and appreciation of historical and cultural values expressed through dance.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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