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Career Outlook Dance Teacher Skills Certificate

Certificate E0313
The Dance Teacher Certificate is intended to prepare students for careers as dance instructors in private dance studios, recreation centers and K-12 dance programs. Focus is on the genres of Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance with pedagogical principles that can be applied to other dance forms. This certificate may aid the student’s search for an entry-level job in the dance teaching world.

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      SOC Career Code: 25-3021.00

      Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

      Typical Hourly Salary
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      Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.

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  • Dance Teacher Skills Certificate

    Certificate E0313
    The Dance Teacher Certificate is intended to prepare students for careers as dance instructors in private dance studios, recreation centers and K-12 dance programs. Focus is on the genres of Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance with pedagogical principles that can be applied to other dance forms. This certificate may aid the student’s search for an entry-level job in the dance teaching world.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    DNCE 2BBallet II0.5
    DNCE 4Choreography0.5
    DNCE 12BModern II0.5
    DNCE 14BJazz II0.5
    DNCE 24Dance Production1
    DNCE 33Improvisation0.5
    DNCE 35Repertory2
    DNCE 39Pilates Fundamentals0.5-1
    DN-T 20History and Appreciation of Dance3
    DN-T 38Dance Teaching Methods3
    KIN 24Applied Kinesiology2
    Total Units14-14.5

    Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Website  

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Dance, AA

    Kinesiology 

    An emphasis in Dance provides the student with an understanding of the practices and theories of dance history, pedagogy and choreography. In addition to the foundational courses, students select courses from dance technique, performance and anatomy and Pilates categories. 

    Required Courses 

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    DN-T 18Introduction to Dance1.5
    DN-T 20History and Appreciation of Dance3
    DN-T 38Dance Teaching Methods3
    DNCE 4Choreography1
    DNCE 9Dance Audition Techniques1
    DNCE 33Improvisation0.5
    Anatomy and Pilates: Complete a minimum of 3 Units 3
    DN-T 28
    Functional Anatomy for Pilates
    DNCE 39
    Pilates Fundamentals
    DNCE 40
    Conditioning Through Dance
    KIN 24
    Applied Kinesiology
    Performance Ensemble: Complete a minimum of 3 Units 3
    DNCE 22
    Dance Rehearsal
    DNCE 24
    Dance Production
    DNCE 25
    Dance Ensemble
    DNCE 35
    Repertory
    Ballet: Complete a minimum of 2 Units 2
    DNCE 2B
    Ballet II
    DNCE 3
    Ballet Performance
    DNCE 31
    Classical Dance
    Modern: Complete a minimum of 2 units 2
    DNCE 12B
    Modern II
    DNCE 13
    Modern Performance
    DNCE 30
    Contemporary Dance
    Theatrical Dance: Complete a minimum of 1 units 1
    DNCE 8
    Latin Dance I
    DNCE 18B
    Tap II
    DNCE 19
    Tap Performance
    DNCE 29
    Theater Dance II
    Commercial Dance: Complete a minimum of 1 units1
    DNCE 14B
    Jazz II
    DNCE 15
    Jazz Performance
    DNCE 32
    Commercial Dance
    DNCE 36
    Commercial Dance II
    Total Units22

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

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