This certificate in dance is designed for individuals who are looking to
enhance their technique, broaden their repertoire, and build their choreographic
options and production skills. This program is tailored for
those who wish to work or presently work with either children or adults
in studio, theater, early childhood or community service environments.
Individuals wishing to broaden their dance foundation for working in
the art or entertainment industries also may be served.
Many individuals who teach dance have a limited access to higher
education in dance. There is a need for technical as well as artistic training.
This program will address these needs by providing a firm foundation
in the major aspects of dance so that the student may feel confident in
his/her involvement in the dance world.
A Formal Pathways to Dance Certification K-12 has been designed
for the public school teacher wishing to obtain the State of Connecticut's
Students entering this program should have a basic foundation in
dance. If the individual does not possess either a degree or experience,
he/she may consider enrolling in the Visual and Performing Arts/Dance
Degree option. Credits may be applied toward the degree program. Students
may substitute, with permission, other dance offerings to fit their needs.