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Courses & Requirements

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This one-year certificate in Dance Education is designed to provide students interested in a career in dance education the opportunity to earn a certificate qualifying them for such a career. Students will receive the kind of guidance, knowledge, and proficiency they will need for their chosen area. Students who want to open and manage their own dance studios or to teach in area dance schools and/or studios will be prepared for these careers through courses designed for that purpose. The certificate program includes instruction in pedagogy with opportunity for students to intern in a dance instruction setting. 27 credit hours are required for graduation. All credits may be applied toward the Associate Degree in General Studies: Dance Option.


Students interested in participation in this academic program may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Criminal Records Central Repository (CHRI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information, visit the CORI/CHRI/SORI page on the NECC website.

Northern Essex Community College is committed to the success of every student. Students with legal issues in their background will meet with a committee as part of the CORI/CHRI/SORI process and will receive guidance and counseling throughout the review of their records. NECC personnel make every effort to help students prepare for their careers in their chosen field. Students are encouraged to seek assistance and support.


Courses Credits Comments
BUS101 Introduction to Business
DAN101 Dance Composition 3  
DAN121 Ballet 3  
DAN131 Jazz Dance 3  
DAN141 Modern Dance 3  
DAN203 Dance Pedagogy 3  
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
MUS101 Introduction to Music 3  
Courses Credits Comments
DAN Program Elective 3  
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