Dance Technology - CCL

Effective term: 
2018 Spring
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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Dance Performance and Technology is designed for students who plan to enter the field of dance as performers, choreographers, teachers and multimedia technicians. The program provides classes in dance theory, performance, production, multimedia and the application of video and computer technology to dance. Students are offered the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge by producing a short dance performance focusing on dance and camera techniques, lighting design, sound design, choreography for camera and non-linear editing techniques. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Dance Performance and Technology is also available.

Program notes

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses within the program. + indicates course has a prerequisites and/or corequisites. P/Z classes do not apply to the degree. Students must enroll in three of the following styles of technique each semester: Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Hip Hop. Students must attain a level 3 in the following styles of technique before they can graduate: Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Hip Hop.

ART100Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
DAH110Dance in Film 3
DAH190Dance Careers 1
DAN170Dance Kinesiology 3
DAN210Dance Production I 3
DAN221Rhythmic Awareness I 3
DAN264Choreography I 3
DAN272Dance Technology 3
DAN280Dance Practicum 2
DAN282AAService-Learning Experience in Dance (1) OR
DAN296WACooperative Education (1) OR
DAN298AASpecial Projects (1) 1
MTC191Electronic Music I 3
Students must enroll in three of the following four styles of technique courses each semester.
Students must attain a Level III in the following styles of technique before they can graduate.
DAN131Ballet I (1) 1-2
DAN134Ballet II (1) 1-2
DAN231AABallet III: Intensive (2) 2-4
DAN234AABallet IV: Intensive (2) 2-4
DAN132Modern Dance I (1) 1-2
DAN135Modern Dance II (1) 1-2
DAN232AAModern Dance III: Intensive (2) 2-4
DAN235AAModern Dance IV: Intensive (2) 2-4
DAN133Jazz Dance I (1) 1-2
DAN136Jazz Dance II (1) 1-2
DAN233Jazz Dance III (1) 1-2
DAN236Jazz Dance IV (1) 1-2
DAN102AAHip Hop I (1) 1-2
DAN102ABHip Hop II (1) 1-2
DAN202AAHip Hop III (1) 1-2
DAN202ABHip Hop IV (1) 1-2
Admittance into performance classes is by audition only.
DAN150Dance Performance I (1) OR
DAN155Dance Performance II (1) OR
DAN250Dance Performance III (1) OR
DAN255Dance Performance IV (1) 1-2
Restricted Electives
ADA/ART175Electronic Publishing Design I 3
ART100Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
ART131Photography I 3
DAH190Discovering Dance Careers 1
DAH201World Dance Studies 3
DAH210History of Ballet and Modern Dance 3
DAH250Dance in Popular Culture 3
DAN120++Any World Dance course(s) 1-2
DAN133Jazz Dance I (1) OR
DAN136Jazz Dance II (1) OR
DAN233Jazz Dance III (1) OR
DAN236Jazz Dance IV (1) 1-2
DAN138Dance Seminar I 1
DAN140Tap Dance I 1
DAN150Dance Performance I (1) 1-2
(DAN150may be repeated)
DAN164Improvisation 1
DAN211Dance Production II 3
DAN233AAJazz Dance III: Intensive (2) OR
DAN236AAJazz Dance IV: Intensive (2) 2
DAN238Dance Seminar II 1
DAN/MUP285++Any Multimedia Performance Ensemble course 3
DAN293Teaching Dance in Elementary Education 3
DAN294Teaching Dance in Secondary Education 3
DAN295Teaching and Managing of Studio Dance 3
DAN296WACooperative Education 1
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MKT210Applied Marketing Strategies 3
TCM100Digital Multimedia 3
TCM134Pre-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM135Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
TCM136Post-Production for Motion Picture and Television 3
  1. Conceptualize, visualize and produce art using the computer. (ART100)
  2. Describe and apply a methodology used in the critical analysis and evaluation of dance in film and video. (DAH110)
  3. Identify and analyze the nature of available careers in dance. (DAH190)
  4. Develop a plan for self-promotion by creating a portfolio that includes an online presence, a curriculum vitae (CV), a resume and a bio. (DAH190, DAN280)
  5. Demonstrate movement quality and performance skills at the beginning and intermediate levels of ballet, modern, jazz and hip hop. (DAN131, DAN134, DAN231AA, DAN234AA, DAN132, DAN135, DAN232AA, DAN235AA, DAN133, DAN136, DAN233, DAN236, DAN102AA, DAN102AB, DAN202AA, DAN202AB, DAN150, DAN155, DAN250, DAN255)
  6. Use the elements of light and sound as they relate to dance. (DAN210).
  7. Illustrate an understanding of using awareness to explore rhythm in dance performance, choreography and pedagogy. (DAN221)
  8. Demonstrate choreographic theories and techniques in the construction of solo and group studies and complete dances. (DAN264)
  9. Explain the role of various forms of technology as they relate to dance careers and use the computer to create, plan for, and distribute dance film projects. (DAN272)
  10. Integrate choreography, rhythm, dance technology, performance and production elements in a professional-level dance event. (DAN280)
  11. Conceptualize and produce digital music scores using various Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) compatible instruments. (MTC191).
  12. Analyze the biomechanics of the body and how it relates to dance, alignment and injury prevention. (DAN170)
  13. Apply skills learned in a real-world work experience such as Internships or other dance-related employment. (DAN282AA, DAN296WA, DAN298AA)
  14. Analyze the process of learning and personal motivation in an effort to attain educational goals. (DAH110, DAN221, DAN264, DAN280, DAN210)