Pre-Major, Dance Performance
Associate in Arts Degree
This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Dance. If this pre-major transfers to a limited-access program, you are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which you will transfer as completion of this pre-major does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor or Academic Dean to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended baccalaureate degree program.
Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits). The remaining courses should be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. Pre-Majors (or articulated pre-majors for those tabs). For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.
In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).
These are courses that are required for the noted major at Florida public universities. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at floridashines.org.
A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the Arts/Humanities/Communications/Design path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements.
- Submit a completed Valencia College application
- Submit a completed Valencia College A.A. Pre-Major: Dance Performance Audition Application
- Have a successful audition
- Have degree-seeking student status indicated in your official Valencia record
Further information about the admission process is available at valenciacollege.edu/dance and from the Arts and Entertainment Division on East Campus.
Program expenses are given in the Financial section of this catalog.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in dance technique and performance.
- Demonstrate an individual choreographic voice through the development of abstract and structured creative work.
- Show evidence of performance elements through artistry, musicality, projection of character and intent, and the refinement of personal technical clarity and movement comprehension.
- Demonstrate readiness to transfer
|ENC 1101||FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~||3|
|SPC 1608||FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~||3|
|or SPC 1017||Interpersonal Communication|
|ENC 1102||Freshman Comp II +*~||3|
|SLS 1122||New Student Experience ~||3|
|Humanities||See Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~||3|
|Humanities||See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~||3|
|Recommended Core||MGF 1106 (GR) +*~||3|
|Recommended||MGF 1107 (GR) +*~||3|
|Science||See Gen. Ed. CoreRequirement ~||3|
|Science||See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement ~||3|
|Social Science Credits|
|Social Science||See Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~||3|
|Social Science||See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~||3|
|Additional Common Prerequisites|
|DAA 1104C||MODERN DANCE I FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 1204C||BALLET I FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 2610C||DANCE COMPOSITION & IMPROVISATION I FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||3|
|DAA 1105C||MODERN DANCE II FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 1205C||BALLET II FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 2611C||DANCE COMPOSITION & IMPROVISATION II FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||3|
|DAA 2206C||BALLET III FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 2682C||PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE: VALENCIA DANCE THEATRE FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 1160C||MODERN DANCE III FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 1650C||DANCE PRODUCTION +*#||1|
|DAA 1680C||REPERTORY I FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||3|
|DAA 2106C||INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE I FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 2107C||INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE II FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 2207C||INTERMEDIATE BALLET I FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 2219C||INTERMEDIATE BALLET II FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||1|
|DAA 1681C||REPERTORY II FOR PRE-MAJORS +*#||3|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.
Denotes a Gordon Rule course.
This is a General Education course.
This course is a common prerequisite stated for the degree listed in flvc.org.
Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.