Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

DANCE PROGRAM MISSION

The mission of the Queensborough Community College dance program, which is housed in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Dance, is to provide rigorous training in dance to prepare students for transfer into BA and BFA programs in both dance and dance education as well as professional training programs in dance. The program prepares dancers for lifelong careers in dance or dance related fields and fosters an appreciation of dance that stems from multiple cultural heritages. The program advocates and promotes dance as a performing art and as an avenue to achieve a physically active and healthy lifestyle.

DESCRIPTION

The dance program students and faculty form a tight-knit, supportive community in which different backgrounds and different points of view are honored. Our full-time, studio faculty members are professional dance artists with active careers, dedicated to the growth and well-being of our students.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue their dance studies in prestigious 4-year BA and BFA programs, in professional training programs, to teach in many settings and to perform in professional dance companies. If you work hard, you will graduate with a more articulate, aligned, expressive, dynamic body. You will have expanded creative and performance skills, an outstanding sense of self-disci- pline, a deeper ability to stay present and responsive in the moment, greater collaboration skills, and a greater ability to express yourself in speaking, writing and movement.

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Select one course) 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience & Its Diversity (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C.
Creative Expression (Select one course)1
3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Select one course from 2A.2B.2C.2D. or 2E.2 3
Subtotal 30

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
DAN-110: Foundations of Dance Movement 3
DAN-249: Modern Dance Improvisation 2
DAN-251: Choreography I 2
Two courses from Modern Dance Technique - level determined by placement class:

                                                   DAN-124, DAN-125, DAN-126, DAN-127,

                                                   DAN-220, DAN-221, or DAN-222

4
Two courses from Ballet Technique - level determined by placement class:

                                                   DAN-134, DAN-135, DAN-136, DAN-137,

                                                   DAN-230, DAN-231, or DAN-232

4
Two courses from Repertory or Workshop - level determined by audition:

                                                   DAN-160, DAN-161,

                                                   DAN-2605, DAN-2615, or DAN-2625

4-6
Select one from Modern Dance or Ballet Technique - level determined by placement class:

                                                   DAN-125, DAN-126, DAN-127, DAN-220,

                                                   DAN-221, DAN-222, DAN-135, DAN-136,

                                                   DAN-137, DAN-230, DAN-231, or DAN-232

2
Technique Elective:

                                                   DAN-125, DAN-126, DAN-127, DAN-220

                                                   DAN-221, DAN-222, DAN-135, DAN-136,

                                                   DAN-137, DAN-230, DAN-231, DAN-232,

                                                   DAN-103, DAN-140, DAN-252, DAN-270,

                                                   DAN-271, DAN-272

2
                                                                                                                Subtotal 21-23

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
SP-211: Speech Communication3 3

HE-101: Introduction to Health Education

or

HE-102: Health Behavior & Society


1-2
One course in PE-400 or PE-500 series or DAN-100 series 1
Laboratory Science4: BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, PH-112 0-1
                                                                                                  Subtotal 5-7

Electives

Courses Credits
Free electives 0-3
                                                                                                   Subtotal 0-3

 Total Credits Required

60

1 Recommended: select from area different from concentration (ARTH-100 to ARTH-128 including ARTH-202 & ARTH-225, or DAN-111, or MU-110 , or MU-120, or SP-471, or SP-472, or TH-111).

2 Recommended: select course from 2C in concentration discipline.

3 Students who have taken SP-211 in the Common Core are recommended to take a Foreign Language course; or HIST-110, HIST-111, HIST-112; or a Social Sciences course

4 Students who have taken a STEM Variant course in the Common Core 1C have fulfilled this requirement.

5 Audition required.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated "WI") to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Dance

This is a recommended course sequence for completing the A.S. Degree in Dance in two years. Students who are interested in transferring to a B.F.A. degree in Dance should take more technique courses in consultation with the dance faculty.

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 119 College Algebra OR MA 301 Math for the Liberal Arts

OR MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

DAN 110 Foundations of Dance Movement

3

none

DAN 124, 125, 126, or 127 Modern Dance

2

Level determined by placement class

DAN 134, 135, 136, or 137 Ballet

2

Level determined by placement class

SP 211 Speech Communication (or other selection from Flexible Core 2.B. - U.S. in its Diversity) 

3

Pre-req. for SP 211: remedial speech if required Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

16


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-102 English Composition II

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL-101 or placement

DAN 125, 126,127, 220, 221, or 222 Modern Dance

2

Level determined by placement class

DAN 135, 136, 230,231, or 232 Ballet

2

Level determined by placement class

DAN 249 Modern Dance Improvisation

2

Pre-req.: DAN 125 or permission - must be at Advanced beginning level

DAN 160, 161 Repertory I, II or DAN 260, 261, 262 Dance Workshop I, II, or III

2-3

Determined by Audition

Flexible Core 2.E. Scientific World

3

Check individual courses for pre- and co-requisites

PE 530 Yoga recommended (One course in PE 400, PE 500 or DAN 100 series)

1

Total credits for the term

15 - 16


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

DAN 251 Choreography I

2

Pre-req.: DAN 249 or permission

DAN 125, 126, 127, 220, 221, or 222 Modern Dance OR DAN 135, 136, 137, 230, 231, or 232 Ballet OR DAN 103 African/Afro-Caribbean, OR DAN 140, Advanced Beginning Jazz

0-2

Level determined by placement class

Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences: BI 301 Anatomy and Physiology recommended  

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Science Laboratory course (Students who take BI 301 or another 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement.)

0-1

Co-requisite: 3-credit Science course in 1.C.

SP 211 (if SP 211 is taken to fulfill 2.B., take one course in Foreign Languages OR HIST 110, HIST, 111, or HIST 112, OR a Social Science course from ANTH, CRIM 101 or 102, ECON, SOCY, PLSC, or PSYC )

3

Pre-req. for SP 211: remedial speech if required; Foreign Language course: placement; Pre-req. for Social Sciences courses: BE 122/226 if required; Pre- or co-requisite for HIST courses ENGL 101

Flexible Core 2. A, World Cultures and Global Issues: select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

HE 101 Introduction to Heath Education OR HE102 Health, Behavior and Society

1-2

HE 102: Co-req.: BE 122 /226 if required

Total credits for the term

13 - 16


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

DAN 125, 126,127, 220, 221, or 222 Modern Dance or DAN 135, 136, 230,231, or 232 Ballet

2

Level determined by placement class

DAN 160, 161 Repertory I, II or DAN 260, 261, 262 Dance Workshop I, II, or III

2-3

Determined by Audition

Flexible Core 2. A., B., C., D., or E. (DAN 111 introduction to the Art of Dance - WI recommended)

3

none

Flexible Core 2. D,  select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core one course from 2. C, (recommend course from a different arts discipline)

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Free Electives

0-3

Total credits for the term

13 - 16

Total credits required for the A.S. in Dance

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. Indicate if any courses are offered only in fall or spring semester

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Dance 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify and work conceptually with the elements of dance
  2. Both describe and perform a wide selection of dance repertory, the principal eras, genres, and cultural sources
  3. Use fundamental movement skills and knowledge of the body and of kinesiology in dance performance
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of choreographic processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the ways these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural ideas and contexts through choreography projects as well as working with faculty and guest artists through rehearsal processes and performance
  5. Develop and defend critical evaluations
  6. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

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