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Dance Associate in Arts and Certificate of Achievement

The associate degree dance program is designed to provide a broad base of dance classes that will provide training for transfer to similar programs at four-year institutions and will prepare students for employment in a variety of areas of dance.

Career Opportunities

Dance Director
Dance Historian1
Dance Teacher1
Dance Therapist1
Fitness / Aerobics Instructor
Movement Notator
Recreation Leader


Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of the concept of artistic expression through movement.
  2. Identify and practice proper body alignment for dance.
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of vocabulary as related to dance.
  4. Develop aesthetic values as they relate to dance. Based upon these values; will critically think about and analyze dance as an art form.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

Note: All courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher or “Pass.”

DANC-080AModern I1.5
DANC-080BModern II1.5
DANC-084AJazz I1.5
DANC-084BJazz II1.5
DANC-088ABallet I1.5
DANC-088BBallet II1.5
DANC-094AHip Hop I1.5
DANC-110Dance History3
or DANC-120 Dance Appreciation
DANC-118APilates I1.5
DANC-204Dance Improvisation1.5
DANC-205Choreography I2
Select two of the following:3
Modern III
Modern IV
Jazz III
Jazz IV
Ballet III
Ballet IV
Select two of the following:2-5.5
Dance Theatre Performance I
Dance Theatre Performance II
Dance Theatre Performance III
Student Choreography for Production I
Student Choreography for Production II
Student Choreography for Production III
Performance Ensemble I
Performance Ensemble II
Performance Ensemble III
Performance Ensemble IV
Select two of the following:2-4
Introduction to Dance
Studio Workshop in Tap Dance I
Studio Workshop in Tap Dance II
Studio Workshop in Modern Dance I
Studio Workshop in Modern Dance II
Studio Workshop in Jazz Dance I
Studio Workshop in Jazz Dance II
Studio Workshop in Ballet I
Studio Workshop in Ballet II
Tap I
Tap II
Tap IV
Social and Ballroom Dance I
Social and Ballroom Dance II
Latin American Dance I
Latin American Dance II
Hip Hop II
Hip Hop III
Hip Hop IV
Musical Theatre Dance
Studio Workshop in Pointe I
Studio Workshop in Pointe II
Studio Workshop in Pointe III
Pilates II
Pilates III
Pilates IV
Touring Dance Ensemble I
Touring Dance Ensemble II
Choreography II
Total Units25.5-31

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Dance. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.