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Montgomery College    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2017-2018 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.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


  • DANC 100 - Introduction to Dance 3 semester hours (ARTD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)**
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
  • Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • Natural sciences distribution 3 semester hours (NSD)

General Education Elective


Program Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


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

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

*** Course must be taken three times for credit.

† Select from the following program electives:  THET 114  , THET 118  , THET 216  , or THET 230  . 

‡ Select courses for a total of 6 credits from the following dance technique 100-level courses:  DANC 101  , DANC 102  , DANC 103  , DANC 104  , DANC 105  , DANC 106  , DANC 107  , DANC 108  .

‡ ‡ Select courses for a total of 6 credits from the following dance technique 200-level courses:  DANC 201  , DANC 202  , DANC 203  , DANC 204  , DANC 205  , DANC 206  .

During the whole program at least three credits, elementary level or higher, must be taken in each area:  ballet, modern dance, jazz dance.

Consult a DANC adviser upon entering the program.

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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