Dance Teacher Skills Certificate (Certificate E0313)

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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
DNCE 2BBallet II0.5
DNCE 4Choreography0.5
DNCE 12BModern II0.5
DNCE 14BJazz II0.5
DNCE 24Dance Production1
DNCE 33Improvisation0.5
DNCE 35Repertory2
DNCE 39Pilates Fundamentals0.5-1
DN-T 20History and Appreciation of Dance3
DN-T 38Dance Teaching Methods3
KIN 24Applied Kinesiology2
Total Units14-14.5

Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Website  

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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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