Dance

The Citrus College Dance Program prepares students for many career opportunities. Students can complete a two year program through the Associate Degree in Dance or the Commercial Dance Certificate which prepares students for the professional commercial dance field

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Liskey, Renee VT 322626-852-5594rliskey@citruscollege.edu
Vaughan, John VT 322626-852-8004jvaughan@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Visual and Performing Arts
Dean
Robert Slack
Administrative Secretary
Autumn Esparza
Division Office
VA 120
Division Phone Number
626-914-8580

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Convey artistic intentions of movement and dance.
  • Display creative awareness of dance.
  • Exhibit perspective on historical and stylistic components of dance.
  • Demonstrate a functional knowledge of alignment, ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance techniques through the beginning and intermediate level.
  • Demonstrate competency in dance performance skills and ability.

Important Information About Dance Course Descriptions

Dance courses are now grouped together as course “families.” Students are allowed to take only four courses from each “family.” All grades received, including F, WD, and NC grades count towards the four courses.

The dance course families are listed as follows.

Tap
DANC 159Beginning Tap1
DANC 259Intermediate Tap I1
DANC 269Intermediate Tap II1
DANC 279Advanced Tap I1
Jazz
DANC 160Jazz Dance Techniques1
DANC 260Intermediate Jazz Dance I1
DANC 270Intermediate Jazz Dance II1
DANC 281Advanced Jazz Dance I1
Ballet
DANC 162Beginning Ballet1
DANC 262Intermediate Ballet I1
DANC 272Intermediate Ballet II1
DANC 292Advanced Ballet I1
Modern
DANC 161Beginning Modern Dance1
DANC 261Intermediate Modern Dance I1
DANC 271Intermediate Modern Dance II1
Alignment/Correctives
DANC 130Alignment and Correctives2
Introduction/Hip Hop
DANC 103Introduction to Dance1
DANC 158Beginning Hop-Hop Dance Techniques1
DANC 258Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance1
Musical Theatre Dance
DANC 263ADance for Musical Theatre - Beginning4
DANC 263BDance for Musical Theatre- Intermediate4
DANC 265AMusical Staging: Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning2
DANC 265BMusical Staging: Rehearsal and Performance- Intermediate2
Popular Dance
DANC 264Beginning Popular Dance Techniques4
DANC 266Pop Dance: Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning2
DANC 284Intermediate Popular Dance Techniques4
DANC 296Pop Dance: Rehearsal and Performance- Intermediate2
Choreography and Production
DANC 172Composition in Group Forms2
DANC 289Dance Concert Production3

DANC 102
History of Dance
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A survey of dance from tribal, ethnic, and folk dance forms including Renaissance Europe, Louis XIV, the Golden Age of Ballet, and the Diaghilev Era, concluding with 20th Century dance including jazz, African-American influences, neo-classic ballet, modern, hip-hop and world dance.

DANC 103
Introduction to Dance
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

An introduction to dance as an art form through lecture and activity. The student will experience historical and contemporary dance forms, such as ballet, modern jazz, hip hop, and tap.

DANC 130
Alignment and Correctives
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A class for non-dancers and dancers seeking an introduction to the structural aspects that affect movement and gait. Lectures include biomechanical and neuromuscular aspects of the body. Practical hours include in-depth study of Pilates mat techniques and Gyro-kinesis.

DANC 158
Beginning Hop-Hop Dance Techniques
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A survey of the basic skills of hip-hop dance technique and history. This class provides basic technique, warm-ups, stretching, body control and stamina progressing to hip-hop dance combinations. This class prepares students specifically for occupational dance performance techniques in the hip-hop commercial dance industry.

DANC 159
Beginning Tap
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Designed to instruct students in the dance technique of beginning tap.

DANC 160
Jazz Dance Techniques
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A survey of the beginning level skills in jazz movement. This class provides basic technique and practice warm-ups, stretching, body control, and the building of stamina and strength progressing to dance combinations.

DANC 161
Beginning Modern Dance
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The study of dance through varied individual and group experiences in Beginning Modern Dance, with emphasis on increasing the individual's ability to use movement creatively.

DANC 162
Beginning Ballet
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Designed to instruct students in the beginning level dance technique of classical ballet. Ballet barre, center floor and historical context of classical ballet are covered.

DANC 172
Composition in Group Forms
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 160 or DANC 161 or DANC 162 or Audition.

A practical course guiding the student in choreographic structure, designed specifically for group forms. All movement exploration will be on the basis of ballet, jazz or modern dance technique.

DANC 258
Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 158.

A survey of the intermediate level skills of hip-hop dance technique and history. This class provides intermediate level technique, warm-ups, stretching, body control and stamina progressing through hip-hop dance combinations. This class prepares students specifically for occupational dance performance techniques in the hip-hop commercial dance industry.

DANC 259
Intermediate Tap I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 159 or Audition.

Designed to instruct students in the intermediate dance technique of tap. More study of the positions and combinations of tap.

DANC 260
Intermediate Jazz Dance I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 160 or Audition.

Development of the techniques necessary to execute modern jazz dance. This class is designed to further develop the techniques of the student with intermediate instruction in stretching, body control, strength, stamina, more challenging dance combinations and progression of personal style.

DANC 261
Intermediate Modern Dance I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 161 or Audition.

A continuing study of modern dance with more in-depth instruction in the technique and creative elements of the dance form, including individual and group in-class projects.

DANC 262
Intermediate Ballet I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 162 or Audition.

Designed to instruct students in the intermediate dance technique of classical ballet. A more in-depth study of the positions and combinations of ballet.

DANC 263A
Dance for Musical Theatre - Beginning
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course is an in-depth performance experience focusing on styles of body movement for musical theatre stage productions. The fundamentals of dance will be reviewed, including beginning ballet positions and exercises and beginning tap. Concepts of the history of dance in musical stage will also be explored.

DANC 263B
Dance for Musical Theatre- Intermediate
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 263A or Audition.

This course is an in-depth performance experience focusing on styles of body movement for musical theatre stage productions at the intermediate level. The fundamentals of dance will be reviewed, progressing to intermediate ballet positions as well as intermediate jazz, tap and musical theatre terminology. Concepts of the history of dance in musical stage will also be explored in greater detail.

DANC 264
Beginning Popular Dance Techniques
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course is an in-depth performance experience focusing on popular dance styles. The fundamentals of dance will be reviewed, and a focus on modern dance styles and techniques will be explored. Concepts of commercial dance techniques for videos and pop stage will also be studied.

DANC 265A
Musical Staging: Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 54 lab hours
Equivalent to: DANC 265

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Special rehearsal and public performance above and beyond normal class expectations. Beginning level musical staging techniques are explored in practicum assignments for live theatrical production.

DANC 265B
Musical Staging: Rehearsal and Performance- Intermediate
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 265A or Audition.

Special rehearsal and public performance in musical staging above and beyond normal class expectations- intermediate level.

DANC 266
Pop Dance: Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Special rehearsal and public performance above and beyond normal class expectations - beginning level.

DANC 269
Intermediate Tap II
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 259 or Audition.

A more in-depth study of students' abilities and techniques in tap dance progressing from the intermediate to advanced level. Increased emphasis on style, speed and accuracy of sounds.

DANC 270
Intermediate Jazz Dance II
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 260 or Audition.

Designed to instruct students in the advanced techniques of advanced jazz dance for the purpose of performance. More challenging dance combinations and instruction in individual body control, strength, stamina, style, and line. 18 lab hours.

DANC 271
Intermediate Modern Dance II
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 261 or Audition.

A more advanced study of modern dance through varied individual and group experiences. Includes more complicated exercises and combinations with emphasis on the individual's use of creative movement.

DANC 272
Intermediate Ballet II
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 262 or Audition.

A course in the advanced techniques of classical ballet for the purpose of performance. A more in-depth study of movement vocabulary centered on individual style, strength, and technique.

DANC 279
Advanced Tap I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 269 or Audition.

An advanced study of students' abilities and techniques in tap dance. Increased emphasis on style, speed and accuracy of sounds.

DANC 281
Advanced Jazz Dance I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 270 or Audition.

Designed to instruct students in the advanced techniques of advanced jazz dance for the purpose of performance. More challenging dance combinations and instruction in individual body control, strength, stamina, style, and line.

DANC 284
Intermediate Popular Dance Techniques
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 264 or Audition.

This course is an in-depth performance experience focusing on intermediate level popular dance styles. The fundamentals of dance will be reviewed, and a focus on modern dance styles and techniques will be explored. Concepts of commercial dance techniques for videos and pop stage will also be studied.

DANC 289
Dance Concert Production
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Live dance concert production. Students will function as dance members in a fully produced dance production. The course is also open to all qualified students who wish to participate in production.

DANC 292
Advanced Ballet I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 272.

A course in the upper advanced techniques of classical ballet for the purpose of performance level technique and strength. An intense study of movement vocabulary centered on individual style, strength, and technique.

DANC 296
Pop Dance: Rehearsal and Performance- Intermediate
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
18 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): DANC 266.

Special rehearsal and public performance above and beyond normal class expectations- intermediate level.

Associate Degree

Certificate of Achievement