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Dance Concentration

Associate of Fine Arts

Learn to teach or perform dance while preparing to transfer to a 4-year university. 

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AFAFINEARTS/AFA/AFAD

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Work as a dancer, or dance instructor.

Academic Options: Transfer to a university to complete a bachelor's degree.

Program Requirements:

Department faculty approval is recommended when selecting an option or electives.

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

Select courses to fulfill C, I, and G requirements.*

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts ** 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Other Requirements 6
Subtotal 35

Dance Concentration

Required Core Courses

DNC 107 Dance Conditioning 2
DNC 150 Ballet I 2
DNC 166 Modern Dance I 2
DNC 180 Choreography 2
DNC 200 Dance Appreciation and History 3
DNC 219 Jazz Dance I 2
DNC 230 Rhythms for Dance 2
DNC 269 Dance Production/Performance 3
Subtotal 18

Core Options

Choose one of the following options

Option 1:
DNC 215 Teaching Methods for Dance I 3
DNC 216 Teaching Methods for Dance II 3
Option 2:
DNC 152 Ballet III 2
DNC 168 Modern Dance III 2
DNC 221 Jazz Dance III 2
Subtotal 6

Support Electives***

Choose up to 5 credits. Classes taken for repeat credit will only count once.

DNC 130 Tap Dance I 2
DNC 131 Tap Dance II 2
DNC 151 Ballet II 2
DNC 167 Modern Dance II 2
DNC 220 Jazz Dance II 2
DNC 280 Business for Dance Careers 3
DNC 285 Technology for Dance 2
MUS 102 Music Fundamentals 3
MUS 151 Exploring Music 3
MUS 160 Popular Music in America 3
THE 105 Theater Appreciation 3
THE 149 Introduction to Acting I 3
Subtotal 5
Total 64

* In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity), one is marked "I" (intensive writing), and one is marked "G" (global awareness).  Note that a single course may fulfill more than one of the requirements.

** Humanities and Fine Arts:  Some support electives fulfill requirements in this category.  See an advisor.

*** Additional credits may need to be completed if courses chosen also satisfy General Education Requirements - degree total must be at least 60 credits.