CURRICULAR GUIDE

Dance Transfer and Dance Career
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0118  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

This degree program provides solid technique and performance training for both
the transfer and the career student.  Because public performance is a critical
element of a dancer's training, the program provides a wide variety of
performance opportunities for its students including fully produced formal
concerts, video dance production, lecture demonstrations, and informal
performances.  The Dance Career option prepares students to work in such jobs
as performer, teacher, and dance studio owner.  Not all courses in this
program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Humanities and Performing Arts Department, Arts and Sciences
Building, Room 225, telephone number (517) 483-1018.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 31 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
DANC 125    Dance Improvisation                                              2
DANC 126    Choreography                                                     3
DANC 191    Dance History                                                    3
DANC 193    Dance Anatomy                                                    3
HUMS 120    Western Art and Music History                                    4
MUSC 199    Music Appreciation                                               2
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
THEA 110    Introduction to Theatre                                          3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS (See Notes 1 and 2)         TOTAL: 37-37.5 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
            (See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 3)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 3)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 3)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Career OR Transfer (Choose 1 Subchoice)            34-34.5 Credits
Subchoice 2A: Career Requirements                                 34.5 Credits
            Ballet Technique Classes (See Note 4)                           10
            Modern Technique Classes (See Note 5)                           10
            Related Professional Technique Classes (See Note 6)             10
            Repertory/Performance Classes (See Notes 7 and 8)              4.5

Subchoice 2B: Transfer Requirements                                 34 Credits
            Ballet Technique Classes (See Note 4)                            8
            Modern Technique Classes (See Note 5)                            8
            Related Professional Technique Classes (See Note 6)              6
            Repertory/Performance Classes (See Notes 7 and 8)                4
            English Composition (See Note 9)                                 4
            Social Science (See Note 9)                                      4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   68

1.    Specific dance technique courses must be selected with the guidance of a
      dance program advisor.  Technique courses can be repeated for credit
      until proficiency is achieved.
2.    Those students who plan on attending a school in Michigan should include
      an additional four-credit course in:  1) Science or Mathematics and 2)
      Social Science to complete all general education requirements.
3.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      these Core areas.
4.    Choose from DANC courses numbered 101, 111, 201, 211, or 244.
5.    Choose from DANC courses numbered 102, 112, 202, or 212.
6.    Choose from DANC courses numbered 103, 104, 113, 114, 132, 134, 203, or
7.    Repertory/Performance courses may be repeated for credit.  Video Dance
      Repertory may be repeated a maximum of two (2) times for credit.
8.    Choose from DANC courses numbered 161 through 165.
9.    See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the "Transfer Information" section
      of this catalog for appropriate English Composition and Social Science
10.   Student must pass jury proficiency exam prior to graduation. For
      information regarding the jury, please contact Dance Lead Faculty at

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
DANC 125          HUMS 120          DANC 126          Lim. Ch. 1
DANC 193          MUSC 199          DANC 191          Lim. Ch. 2
THEA 110          SOCL 120          SPCH 120
WRIT 121          Lim. Ch. 2        Lim. Ch. 2
Lim. Ch. 2