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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Dance, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Dance Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Readiness in English
  • College Readiness for Quantitative Literacy

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 degree 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

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

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours. Any (GT-CO1) course plus any (GT-CO2) course OR Any (GT-CO2) course plus any (GT-CO3) course.


Three (3) credit hours


Suggested Course

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours


Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours


Suggested Course

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours

 One of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

Additional Required Courses

Twenty-three (23) credit hours


Six (6) credit hours selected from the

 ; cannot be DAN courses.

Total Credit Hours: 60

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