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

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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.

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
DNCE 2B Ballet II .5 0.5-1
DNCE 4 Choreography .5 0.5-2
DNCE 11A Social Dance Forms I 1 0.5-1
DNCE 12B Modern II .5 0.5-1
DNCE 18A Tap I 1 0.5-1
DNCE 35 Repertory 2 2
DN-T 20 History and Appreciation of Dance 3 3
Winter Term
DNCE 39A .5  
Spring Term
DN-T 38 Dance Teaching Methods 3 3
DNCE 14B Jazz II .5 0.5-1
DNCE 24 Dance Production 1 1-2
DNCE 32 Commercial Dance 1 0.5-1
DNCE 34 Dance Directives 1 0.5-1
DNCE 39 Pilates Fundamentals 1 0.5-1
KIN 24 Applied Kinesiology 2 2
Summer Term
DNCE 33 Improvisation .5 0.5-1
Certificate: Dance Teacher, Skills E0313 3  
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 Total Units16-23
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