Dance Certificate

City College of San Francisco Certificate In Dance

The curriculum for the Dance Certificate will allow students to develop the skills required to
pursue careers in dance performance and dance education. The Dance Program provides
comprehensive studies including history and theory, choreography, and technique and performance.
To meet diverse student needs various options are available. Additional electives such as: anatomy,
health science, music, theatre arts, African American, and Latin American studies support
the student’s development.

All students need to meet with a faculty member for an entrance interview & approval of courses.
The Certificate requires completion of 17 units, including 2 units of intermediate or advanced level
technique which can be completed in two semesters. The cumulative GPA must be at least 3.0.
At least 12 units need to be completed at CCSF.  Students wishing to use equivalent courses
from other universities are responsible for providing supporting documentation in a timely manner.
When a student seeks additional certificates, only 7 core units will not need to be repeated in
option 1 or 2; the remaining 10 units, (8 units of electives & 2 additional units of production or repertory)
must be from other classes. For option 3 or 4, 4 to 5 core units need not be repeated; the remaining
12 or 13 units must be from other classes. (approved 10-29-2003). 

For further information call 415 452-5697, or visit the website at: www.ccsf.edu/ccsframs (link dance)

Option1 - Classical Dance Performance

 Courses Required for the Certificate of Accomplishment in Classical Dance Performance

Courses in Workshop and Theory (8 units required)

Required:
DANC 100A Dance Composition ..................................... 3
DANC 30 Dance History - Dance in Cultural Context ... 3             

Required 2 units selected from:
DANC 34A Dance Conditioning ....................................... 1
DANC 101A Dance Performance Production ................ 1
DANC 101B Dance Performance Production ................ 2
DANC 102A Dance Repertory .......................................... 1
DANC 102B Dance Repertory .......................................... 2

Courses in Technique Electives (6 units - 4 at Intermediate/Advanced level)

Select 6 units from the following:
DANC 120A Beginning Ballet .......................... 1
DANC 120B Intermediate Ballet ....................... 1
DANC 120C Advanced Ballet ........................... 2
DANC 121B Intensive Ballet .......................... 2
DANC 125A Beginning Modern Dance .................... 1
DANC 125B Intermediate Modern Dance ................. 1
DANC 125C Advanced Modern Dance ..................... 2
DANC 126B Intensive Modern Dance .................... 2

Electives (3 units)

Select 3 units from the following:
DANC 37 Feldenkrais for Dance ....................... 1
DANC 122 Beginning Pointe Technique ................. 1
DANC 127 Dance Improvisation ........................ 1
MUS 4 Music Fundamentals ............................ 2
NUTR 52 Elementary Nutrition ........................ 3
PE 20/HOEC 108 Sports Nutrition ..................... 3
TH A 30 Introduction to Theater ..................... 3
TH A 150 Beginning Acting ........................... 3
TH A 200 Theater Production ......................... 3
Technique electives from Options 1,2,3,or 4 ....... 1-3


TOTAL UNITS
..................................... 17


Option 2 – African Heritage Performance

Courses Required for the Certificate of Accomplishment in African Heritage Performance

Courses in Workshop and Theory (8 units required)

Required:
DANC 100A Dance Composition ....................... 3
DANC 32 Black Traditions in American Dance ........ 3             

Required 2 units selected from:
DANC 34A Dance Conditioning ....................... 1
DANC 101A Dance Performance Production ............ 1
DANC 101B Dance Performance Production ............ 2
DANC 102A Dance Repertory ......................... 1
DANC 102B Dance Repertory ......................... 2

Courses in Technique Electives (6 units - 4 at Intermediate/Advanced level)

Select 6 units from the following:
DANC 130A Beginning Jazz Dance .................... 1
DANC 130B Intermediate Jazz Dance ................. 1
DANC 130C Advanced Jazz Dance ..................... 2
DANC 132A Beginning African Haitian Dance ......... 1
DANC 132B Intermediate African Haitian Dance ...... 1
DANC 135A Beginning Tap Dance ..................... 1
DANC 135B Intermediate Tap Dance .................. 1
DANC 136B Intensive Tap Dance ..................... 2
DANC 137A Beginning Hip Hop Dance ................. 1
DANC 137B Intermediate Hip Hop Dance .............. 1

Electives (3 units)

Select 3 units from the following:
AFAM 55 From Funk to Hip Hop ...................... 3
DANC 37 Feldenkrais for Dance ..................... 1
HUM 48 African American Music, Art, Lit ........... 3
MUS 23 Jazz Hist, Musical Trad of the Afr Am ...... 3
MUS 21 Traditional African Music .................. 3
Technique electives from Options 1,2,3,or 4 ..... 1-3


TOTAL UNITS ................................... 17


Option 3 - Social & Folk Dance Performance
Courses Required for the Certificate of Accomplishment in Social & Folk Dance Performance

Courses in Workshop and Theory (9 units required)
Required:
DANC 33 Analysis of Folk & Social Dance .... 2

Required 3-5 units selected from:

DANC 107A Folk Dance Production ............ 1
DANC 107B Folk Dance Production ............ 2
DANC 108A Ballroom Dance Prod & Comp ....... 1
DANC 108B Ballroom Dance Prod & Comp ........2

Additional 2-4 units selected from:

DANC 109A Swing Production ................. 1
DANC 109B Swing Production ................. 2
DANC 110A Salsa Production ................. 1
DANC 110B Salsa Production ................. 2
DANC 111A Argentine Tango Production ........1

Courses in Technique Electives (8 units - 4 at Int/Adv level)

Select 1-4 from the following:
DANC 140A Beg. European Folk Dance ........... 1
DANC 140B Int. European Folk Dance ........... 1
DANC 141A Beg. International Folk Dance ...... 1
DANC 141B Int. International Folk Dance ...... 1
DANC 142A Beg. Contra Square & Sequence ...... 1
DANC 142B Int. Contra Square & Sequence ...... 1

One unit from Option 1, 2, or 4 .............. 1

Select 3-6 units from the following:

DANC 145B Ballroom Dance ..................... 1
DANC 146A Beg. Waltz Styles & Techniques ..... 1
DANC 146B Int. Waltz Styles & Techniques ..... 1
DANC 150B Int. Swing Dance Forms ............. 1
DANC 150C Adv. Swing Dance Forms ............. 1
DANC 151  Lindy Hop .......................... 1
DANC 155B Int. Latin Amer Social Folk Dance .. 1
DANC 155C Adv. Latin Amer Social Folk Dance .. 1
DANC 160B Int. Argentine Tango ............... 1
DANC 160C Adv. Argentine Tango ............... 1
DANC 161  Argentine Tango Follower's Tech .... 1

Total Units ........................... 17


Option 4 – Dance Aerobics and Fitness

Courses Required for the Certificate of Accomplishment in Dance Aerobics and Fitness

Courses in Workshop and Theory (7 units required)

Required 7 units selected from:
DANC 100A Dance Composition ....................... 3
DANC 34 Dance Conditioning ........................ 1            
PE 8 Intro to Fitness and Training  ............... 3
PE 20/HOEC 108 Sports Nutrition ................... 3

Courses in Technique Electives (7 units)

Select 7 units from the following:
DANC 137A Beginning Hip Hop Dance ................. 1
DANC 137B Intermediate Hip Hop Dance .............. 1
DANC 170  Dance Aerobics .......................... 1
PE 200A-B-C Fitness Center ..................... .5-2
PE 208 Aerobic Fitness ............................ 1     
PE 209 Step Aerobics .............................. 1
PE 210 Boxercise .................................. 1
PE 216 Body Sculpting ............................. 1     
PE 217 Stretching and Flexibility Devel ........... 1
PE 219A Beginning Yoga ............................ 1
PE 221 Beginning Yoga Movement .................... 1
One unit technique from Options 1,2, or 3 ......... 1

Electives (3 units)

Select 3 units from the following:
HLTH 35 Holistic Health Practices ................. 3
HLTH 41 Survey and Management of Stress ........... 3
PE 9 Fit or Fat ................................... 2     
PE 14 Women’s Fitness and Aging ................... 3
PE 222 Introduction to Feldenkrais ................ 1
Technique electives from Options 1,2, or 3 ........ 1-2    

 

TOTAL UNITS ..................................... 17