Dance Teacher (Certificate N0649)

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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Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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.
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