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Montgomery College    
 
    
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance Track, Arts and Sciences AA


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The theatre curricula are planned to provide a fundamental course of study and training in basic skills for students who plan to continue study at a four-year institution, expect to enter a professional training program in theatre or dance, or wish to seek professional employment in theatre, dance, or related areas. Three tracks are offered: dance, theatre performance, and theatre technical. Completion of all requirements for any one of the tracks will lead to the award of the AA in arts and sciences.

This track is offered for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution to study for a baccalaureate degree with a major in dance or plans to seek a career in dance, musical theatre, or a dance-related field after completing this program.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 63-64


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  , if needed, for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103  or general elective.

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.  

‡ At least three credits, elementary level or higher, must be taken in each area: ballet, modern dance, and jazz.

‡‡ Course is repeated three times for credit.

‡‡‡ Any course in dance, speech, or theatre not already required in the option may be taken to fulfill the dance elective. MUSC 137  may also be acceptable.

 

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


  • DANC 100 - Introduction to Dance 3 semester hours (ARTD)
  • Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 6 semester hours (BSSD) **
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
  • Natural science distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • Natural sciences distribution without lab 3 semester hours (NSND)

Program Requirements


Choose 2-3 semester hours ‡


Choose 2-3 semester hours:


Choose 3 semester hours:


Choose 3 semester hours:


Choose 2 semester hours of PHED elective:


Total Credit Hours: 63-64


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  , if needed, for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103  or general elective.

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.  

‡ At least three credits, elementary level or higher, must be taken in each area: ballet, modern dance, and jazz.

‡‡ Course is repeated three times for credit.

‡‡‡ Any course in dance, speech, or theatre not already required in the option may be taken to fulfill the dance elective. MUSC 137  may also be acceptable.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of dance as a performing art and a cultural form through performance, choreography, and written and oral work based in history, anthropology, and aesthetics.
  • Demonstrate second-year (intermediate) level mastery of a variety of dance techniques, including ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance through performance and journal-keeping.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic rhythmic and composition concepts through choreography and performance.

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