Dance Teacher (Certificate N0649)

Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Division
Certificate N0649
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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
DN-T 20History and Appreciation of Dance3
DN-T 38Dance Teaching Methods3
DNCE 2BBallet II1
DNCE 4Choreography0.5
DNCE 11ASocial Dance Forms I 11
DNCE 12BModern II 11
DNCE 14BJazz II 11
DNCE 18ATap I0.5
DNCE 24Dance Production1.5
DNCE 32Commercial Dance0.5
DNCE 33Improvisation0.5
DNCE 34Dance Directives0.5
DNCE 35Repertory2
DNCE 39Pilates Fundamentals0.5-1
KIN 24Applied Kinesiology2
Total Units18.5-19

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Variable unit course. Complete 1 unit. 

Program Learning Objectives

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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
DN-T 20 History and Appreciation of Dance 3
DNCE 35 Repertory 2
DNCE 18A Tap I .5
DNCE 11A Social Dance Forms I 1
DNCE 4 Choreography .5
Winter Term
DNCE 39 Pilates Fundamentals 1
Spring Term
DN-T 38 Dance Teaching Methods 3
DNCE 24 Dance Production 1.5
KIN 24 Applied Kinesiology 2
DNCE 14B Jazz II 1
DNCE 33 Improvisation .5
DNCE 34 Dance Directives .5
DNCE 32 Commercial Dance .5
DNCE 2B Ballet II 1
DNCE 12B Modern II 1
Certificate: Dance Teacher N0649 9  
Submit petition:, Student Tab#45 5  
 Total Units19
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