Dance

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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The Dance Program at Pikes Peak Community College is dedicated to creating a well-rounded dance artist who is capable of pursuing a plethora of diverse paths.  We recognize that every person that enters our program is an individual who has different desires, needs, concerns and goals. We are here to aid on this journey.  The program strives to help each student develop, strengthen and further advance technique in a variety of different dance genres, as well as develop critical thinking skills through creative and scholarly processes.  We believe that the understanding of the body and the way it moves is a way of knowledge and wisdom that can teach all people (not just dancers) about society, culture, and history.  Students will discover how to work within groups and how to express their own individuality and may study dance for enrichment, fitness, and/or to complete an AA degree with an emphasis in dance.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, or SS3)

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3)

Suggested Courses

GT-AH1

DAN 125

History of Dance I: AH1

3

MUS 120

Music Appreciation: AH1

3

MUS 121

Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: AH1

3

MUS 122

Music History Early Romantic Period to the Present: AH1

3

GT-AH2

HUM 122

Medieval to Modern: AH2

3

HUM 123

The Modern World: AH2

3

GT-AH3

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy: AH3

3

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

BIO 112

General College Biology II w/Lab: SC1

5

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

DAN 111

Modern Dance I

1

DAN 112

Modern Dance II

2

DAN 113

Modern Dance III

2

DAN 121

Jazz I

1

DAN 122

Jazz II

2

DAN 123

Jazz III

2

DAN 131

Ballet I

1

DAN 132

Ballet II

2

DAN 133

Ballet III

2

DAN 141

Ballroom Dance I

1

DAN 151

Belly Dance I

1

DAN 152

Belly Dance II

1

DAN 211

Dance Composition

3

DAN 221

Dance Performance I

2

MUS 100

Fundamentals of Music

3

Total Credit Hours

60