Dance Teaching Certificate

PROGRAM CODE: 2C00077
(Approved by the NOCCCD Board of Trustees. Not approved by State Chancellor’s Office. Not eligible for Financial Aid)

The Dance Teaching Skills Certificate is designed to prepare the student to teach creative movement at a variety of locations, such as community centers and private dance studios. The Dance Teaching Skills Certificate requires 16 units of which 13 units are in required courses and the remaining 3 units are chosen from restricted electives

Required Courses (13 units):
DANC 111 FJazz I1
DANC 112 FJazz II2
DANC 113 FTap Dance I1
DANC 140 F Introduction to Ballet2
DANC 141 F Ballet I: Beginning Ballet2
DANC 150 FCommercial Dance1
DANC 160 F Introduction to Modern Dance2
DANC 161 F Beginning Modern Dance (formerly DANC 107 F)2
Restricted Electives (3 units):3
Dance Appreciation3
Dance History
Hip Hop Dance I1
Social Dance1
Dance for Theatre1
Middle Eastern Dance1
Afro-Caribbean Dance
Flamenco Dance I1
Dance Appreciation: A Classical Ballet Retrospective3
Multicultural Dance in the U.S. Today
Total Units16

Outcome 1: Demonstrate the ability to teach creative movement in the style of ballet, modern, jazz as well as ethnic dance forms.


Outcome 2: Demonstrate acquired dance training and practical skills to qualify for work in community centers, private dance studios, and other venues.


Outcome 3: Create choreographed beginning dance sequences in the style of ballet, modern and jazz dance.