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The goals of the Valencia College Dance Program are to provide quality technical training, performance opportunities and enhancement of the overall dance experience through individualized attention and development. Valencia offers a solid dance education for the dancer who aspires to make a future in the performing arts. Commited instruction is offered to students who desire dance as a professional career and to individuals who have an avocational interest in dance instruction.

A strong technical emphasis is placed on the traditional dance disciplines that enhance opportunities for students from any dance background. The dance program provides performance opportunities for the serious dancer with the goal of stengthening their professional training experience.

Our Pre-Major training stresses perfomance, instruction and choreography as a means of artistic expression. To further the experience, Valencia provides students with a work based experience to enhance workplace skills through a supervised practical experience related to their career objectives. We are fully committed to the success of individuals who desire a truly exciting opportunity in the field of dance.

 

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Required Courses for Degree Based Study

FOUNDATION COURSES

Course

Title
Credit Hours
+* ENC 1101
Freshman Composition I (GR)
3
+* Mathematics
(Gordon Rule Course)
3
Humanities

(See A.A. Gen Ed Requirement)

3
Social Science
(See A.A. Gen Ed Requirement)
3
Science
(See A.A. Gen Ed Requirement)
3
+ DAA 1104C
Modern Dance I for Pre-Majors

1

+ DAA 1204C
Ballet I for Pre-Majors
1
+ DAA 2610C
Dance Composition and Improvisation I for Pre-Majors
3

Total Hours 20

INTERMEDIATE COURSES

Course

Title
Credit Hours
+* ENC 1102
Freshman Composition II (GR)
3
POS 1041
U.S. Government
3
SPC 1600

Fundamentals of Speech

3
+* Mathmatics
(Gordon Rule Course)
3
+ DAA 1105C
Modern Dance II for Pre-Majors

1

+ DAA 1205C
Ballet II for Pre-Majors
1
+ DAA 2611C
Dance Composition and Improvisation II for Pre-Majors
3
+* DAA 1680C
Repertory I

3

+* DAA 2206C
Ballet III
1
+* DAA 1106C
Modern III
1

Total Hours 22

ADVANCED COURSES

Course

Title
Credit Hours
+* Humanities
HUM Prefix (GR)
3
Science
(See A.A. Gen Ed Requirement)
3
+* DAA 2106C

Intermediate Modern Dance I for Pre-Majors

1
+* DAA 2107C

Intermediate Modern Dance II for Pre-Majors

1
+* DAA 2207C

Intermediate Ballet I for Pre-Majors

1
+* DAA 2209C

Intermediate Ballet II for Pre-Majors

1
+* DAA 1681C
Repertory II
3
+* Humanities
HUM Prefix (GR)
3
+* DAA 1650C
Dance Production
1
+* DAA 2682C
Performance Ensemble: Valencia Dance Theatre
1

Total Hours 18

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED 60

Specialized courses may not be offered every term or on every campus.

+ This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

* This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

(GR) Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

For more information on specific A.A. General Education Requirements, check the Valenica catalog.

***Based on the assumption that the student has already completed two years of a foreign language in high school***

Additional Requirements:

  • Pass all four sub-tests of the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST)