Certificate in Teaching Dance

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The certificate in teaching dance is designed to fill a need for training dance teachers for the private dance studio industry. The focus is on evidence-based practice from venerable and contemporary theories of dance pedagogy. Intense technical training in contemporary dance forms the core of the program. These core studio-theory courses are augmented with advanced study in dance injury prevention, improvisation-composition, production, and methods of teaching. The culminating requirement of the certificate is a one-year internship as a student-teacher in a private dance studio partnering with the UO Department of Dance for this program.

Certificate in Teaching Dance

The certificate in teaching dance is designed to fill a need for training dance teachers for the private dance studio industry. The focus is on evidence-based practice from venerable and contemporary theories of dance pedagogy. Intense technical training in contemporary dance forms the core of the program. These core studio-theory courses are augmented with advanced study in dance injury prevention, improvisation-composition, production, and methods of teaching. The culminating requirement of the certificate is a one-year internship as a student-teacher in a private dance studio partnering with the UO Department of Dance for this program.

The certificate is a residency program. The following courses must be taken in residence at the UO. Required course work totals 42 credits minimum and includes 34 upper-division credits, 17 of which are at the 400 level.

Dance courses applied to the certificate must be passed with a grade of C– or better. Students working toward their certificates are encouraged to take Looking at Dance (DAN 251) as an arts and letters area-satisfying course and to follow up with DAN 454. They are further encouraged to take Dance Kinesiology (DAN 360) and, Music for Dancers (DAN 458), even though these courses do not count toward the minimum 42 credits required.

Technique 115
Contemporary I
Contemporary II
Contemporary III
Ballet I
Ballet II
Ballet III
Hip Hop I
Hip Hop II
Hip hop III
African I
African II
Special Studies: [Topic]
Special Studies: [Topic]
Special Studies: [Topic]
Advanced Movement Practice (Three Times)
Performance3
Student Dance Concert Performance
Workshop: [Topic]
Faculty Dance Concert Performance
Creative Practice8
Dance Improvisation: [Topic]
Contact Improvisation: [Topic]
Dance Composition I
Dance Composition II
Theory19
Dance Production I
Musical Elements of Dance
Anatomy of Human Movement
Dance Production II
Dance Kinesiology
Teaching Dance
Internship: [Topic] (Two Terms)
Total Credits45

Dance courses applied to the certificate must be passed with a grade of C– or better. Students working toward their certificates are encouraged to take Looking at Dance (DAN 251) as an arts and letters area-satisfying course and to follow up with DAN 454. They are further encouraged to take Dance Kinesiology (DAN 360) and, Music for Dancers (DAN 458), even though these courses do not count toward the minimum 42 credits required.