Performing Arts - Dance

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60 - 62
2 yrs

Students pursuing the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a Dance Concentration are expected to demonstrate the ability to discuss the history of world dance and the various influences on the Caribbean region. They must also demonstrate the technical skills and body awareness necessary for creative choreography and performance. 

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 Ensemble Requirement: Performing Arts students are required to be members of at least one ensemble for the duration of their academic studies with the institution. Those ensembles will grant 1 credit per semester towards graduation.



DAN 1xx, Any 100-Level Dance course,

ENG 107, Elements of Literature,

FLM 100, Intro. To Film Studies,

HUM 205, Advanced Leadership Studies,

MUS 1xx, Introduction to Sound Engineering, MUS 160, Drama and Musical Theatre Workshop or DRA 1xx, Any 100-Level Drama course.

Programme Goals

Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and make judgments about the aesthetic quality and to critique performances from multiple perspectives.

Develop an understanding of the spiritual, moral, ethical, social, and cultural issues linked with the performing arts.

Demonstrate effective communication skills, intellectual discipline, imaginative thinking, and effective time management in managing the process involved in realising an idea.

Produce and communicate clear and effective arguments and ideas formed independently.

Demonstrate the ability to utilise appropriate technology in discussing their discipline.

Demonstrate an understanding of the terms and forms of their chosen concentration through studying the elements, structures, and characteristics of each particular art form.

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Semester 1
COM 100
Personal Development for College Success
1 Credits
ENG 104
English Composition I
3 Credits
PER 100
Creative Entrepreneurship I
3 Credits
DAN 020
Dance Ensemble
1 Credits
Elementary Spanish/French
3 Credits
CSC 104
Microcomputer Applications
3 Credits
Any 100-Level Science
4 Credits
Semester 2
ENG 105
English Composition II
3 Credits
PER 101
Creative Entrepreneurship II
3 Credits
DAN 100
Dance Seminar
3 Credits
DAN 105
Ballet and Modern Dance
3 Credits
Intermediate Spanish/French
3 Credits
Semester 3
ENG 106
Speech Communication
3 Credits
Any 100-Level Social Science
4 Credits
DAN 110
Jazz and Afro Caribbean Dance
4 Credits
DAN 115
History and The Dancing Body
3 Credits
Any 100-Level History
3 Credits
Semester 4
DAN 200
Dance Seminar II
3 Credits
DAN 201
Composition and Performance
3 Credits
MAT 113
Introduction to Statistics
4 Credits
Elective Course
4 Credits

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