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Certificate Programs

The Dance Department offers three certificates of study: a general Dance Certificate, a Certificate in Introductory Studies in Dance/Movement Therapy, and a Pilates Certificate. The Dance Certificate and Dance/Movement Therapy Certificate are each 24 credits. The Pilates Certificate is 20 Credits. Students should meet with the Dance certificate advisor, Professor Li Chiao-Ping to discuss their intentions to pursue the certificate. Students must complete a dance certificate application to declare the certificate, which must be approved by both the certificate advisor and the chair of the department. 


Dance Certificate

24 Credits

Dance Technique and Theory. Complete 11 credits:

111-412 Contemporary Dance Technique, 9 credits
125-426 Ballet Technique, 2 credits 

Additional techniques. Choose 2 Credits From:

001 Hip Hop, 001 Tai Ji, 116 Workshop in World Dance Activity, 118 African Dance, 121 Asian American Movement, 218 African Dance Performance, and 321 Javanese Performance

Body Studies and Critical & Creative Investigations. Complete 11 credits:

131 Somatic Theory and Practice, 2 credits
156 Movement as Material through Improvisation, 2 credits
157 Introduction to Movement Analysis, 2 credits
255 Movement Composition for the Performing & Visual Arts, 2 credits
265 Dance History I: Dance Art from the Renaissance to the 1950's, 3 credits 

 



Dance/Movement Therapy Certificate

24 Credits

To qualify for a certificate in introductory studies in dance/movement therapy a student must take two semesters of dance practice coursework. Students must apply for admission to the dance/movement certificate program at the end of the semester in which they take the second dance/movement therapy course (232 Introduction to the Dynamics of Dance Therapy).

Dance Technique and Theory. Complete 4 credits:

011-113 Contemporary Technique AND/OR
111-412 Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory

Dance Studio Courses. Choose 2 Credits:

Choose from two credits from any dance studio courses, excluding the Body Studies Practice courses listed below, 2 credits

Body Studies and Critical & Creative Investigations. Complete 6 Credits:

131 Somatic Theory and Practice, 2 credits
156 Movement as Material through Improvisation, 2 credits

157 Introduction to Movement Analysis, 2 credits

Additional Body Studies PracticE. Choose 2 Credits:

Choose 2 credits from: 001 Yoga, 132 Workshop in Body Studies and Practice, 135/235 Pilates Mat I or II, 136/236/336 Pilates Equipment Lab I, II, or III, and/or 213 New Movement Techniques  131, 2 credits

Dance Therapy Courses. 10 Credits:

231 Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy, 2 credits
232 Introduction to the Dynamics of Dance Therapy, 2 credits
331 Dynamics of Dance Therapy, 3 credits

431 Dance Therapy Practicum, 3 credits




Pilates Certificate

20 Credits

REquirements

135 Pilates Mat I, 1 Credit 
136 Pilates Equipment Lab I, 1 Credit   
235 Pilates Mat II, 1 Credit236 Pilates Equipment Lab II, 1 Credit 
236 Pilates Equipment Lab II, 1 credit
237 Pilates Studio I, 3 Credits  
330 Functional Anatomy for Movement Practices, 1 Credit 
336 Pilates Equipment Lab III, 2 Credits 
337 Pilates Studio II, 3 Credits 
375 Pilates Teaching Method, 1 Credit
376 Pilates Teaching I, 3 Credits 
476 Pilates Teaching II, 3 Credits
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