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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, AA

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Additional information available on the Dance Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

The Dance program strives to help you develop, strengthen and further advance your technique in a variety of different dance genres, as well as develop critical thinking skills through creative and scholarly processes. Dance is a unique professional field unlike any other that demands dedication, drive and determination. The dance profession requires you to be physically and emotionally strong, flexible, creative and eager. The Associate of Arts course of study in Dance includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Dance. With an Associate of Arts course of study in Dance you will be able to teach dance at studios or in schools, audition for professional companies, create and produce your own work and/or transfer to a four-year institution to major in dance.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Dance program, students should be able to:

  • Exhibit a sound foundation of technical & performance skills
  • Apply, through embodiment and words, correct anatomy, proper alignment, and placement
  • Identify, describe, and demonstrate through the generating of movement, the basic elements of dance: time, space, and energy
  • Articulate aesthetic concerns in dance including the analysis of choreography, live and/or film, through speaking and writing
  • Discuss the historical, aesthetic, and social concerns of Western & Non-Western Dance forms

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours


Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

Suggested Courses

Total Credit Hours: 60

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