Degree Plans - Dance (AA)

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Integrate your creativity and performance skills with an associate of arts degree in dance. Our program offers pre-professional level training in a progressively graded program of ballet, modern dance, jazz, and tap.

Our curriculum provides you with a comprehensive approach to learning dance by integrating the aesthetics, historical, critical, cultural and fundamental aspects of dance as an art form in conjunction with anatomical and kinesiological knowledge for injury prevention and recovery.

Come join our program for your technical training and performance experience while gathering an appreciation for one of the world’s oldest art forms.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan
Major Courses 16 Credits
DANC 1241 Beginning Ballet  
DANC 1247 Beginning Jazz Dance  
DANC 2241 Intermediate Ballet  
DANC 1128 Ballroom and Social Dance  
DANC 1245 Beginning Modern Dance  
DANC 1201 Dance Composition-Improvisation  
DANC 2245 Intermediate Modern Dance  
DANC 1305 World Dance  
TJC Core Curriculum 44 Credits
In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement. Major Courses: 16
TJC Core Curriculum: 44
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
DANC 1241 Beginning Ballet 2
DANC 1247 Beginning Jazz Dance 2
XXXX x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core 4
Second Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1302 United States History II OR
HIST 2301
DANC 2241 Intermediate Ballet 2
DANC 1128 Ballroom and Social Dance 1
MATH xxxx Mathematics Core 3
XXXX x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core 4
Third Semester Credit Hours
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
ENGL 2311
DANC 1245 Beginning Modern Dance 2
DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation* 3
DANC 1201 Dance Composition-Improvisation 2
XXXX x3xx Language, Philosophy and Cultural Core 3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1321
DANC 2245 Intermediate Modern Dance 2
DANC 1305 World Dance 3
XXXX x3xx Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
Total Semester Hours 60

*DANC 2303 recommended to fulfill Core Creative Arts credit. Other Core Curriculum courses may satisfy this requirement.