Jun 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Dance Certificate (DANC-CC)

Location(s): Naugatuck Valley

DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Access to dance in higher education is limited. This certificate exists to address limited access. Students explore dance through seminar, lecture, fieldwork (attending live performances), and participation in a lab (dance exercises). The Dance certificate enhances technique, broadens one’s repertoire, builds choreographic options and production skills, expands artistic training, and provides a strong foundation in all aspects of dance. This program is tailored for individuals who seek employment or those presently working in a studio, theatre, education, non- profit, or community service environments, students wanting to broaden their dance foundation, and individuals working in the arts or entertainment industries. Graduates are not only well prepared for employment but confident in their participation in the arts especially dance.

It is recommended that students entering this program of study be familiar with dance and the basic foundations of dance. Students enrolled in the Dance certificate must be capable of, at minimum, moderate physical movement, and activity.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery skills and techniques necessary for studio and/or theatre dance.
  • Execute a comprehensive historical repertoire of various dance genres using appropriate movement vocabulary.
  • Critically assess and demonstrate dance as a means of communication and reflection of one’s society.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reflection when assessing the movement capabilities of collaborative performers, and appraise and adjust their teaching and performing techniques accordingly.
  • Execute production skills from the choreographic process to the performance.
  • Identify resources for the dance instructor and performer, including texts and music.
  • Apply French movement terminology when discussing dance.