Dance, Associate in Arts

The Dance Associate in Arts degree program is designed to provide students with a wide variety of dance experience, technique, and theoretical knowledge. The curriculum includes courses in modern, jazz, ballet, ballroom, and ethnic dance along with opportunities to choreograph and perform while growing the student’s appreciation of dance.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply principles and concepts of dance as they relate to successful skill performance with an increasing level of proficiency.
  • Identify the key components of dance and their influence on art and society.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively in group choreography and dance performances.
  • Improve fitness and wellness through participation in selected dance forms.

Associate in Arts Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
DANC 5Dance Appreciation3
DANC 10AModern Dance I1
DANC 10BModern Dance II1
DANC 11AJazz Dance I1
DANC 11BJazz Dance II1
DANC 11CJazz Dance III1
DANC 12ABallet I1
DANC 12BBallet II1
DANC 12CBallet III1
DANC 14ABallroom Dance I0.5-1
DANC 15AEthnic Dance Forms I1
DANC 15BEthnic Dance Forms II1
Select a minimum of 4 units from the following: 4
Modern Dance III
Modern Dance IV
Jazz Dance IV
Ballet IV
Ballroom Dance II
Ballroom Dance III
Ballroom Dance IV
Ethnic Dance Forms III
Ethnic Dance Forms IV
Salsa Dance I
Salsa Dance II
Salsa Dance III
Salsa Dance IV
Dance Production- Modern Dance
Dance Production-Jazz
Dance Production-Ethnic Dance
Dance Production-Ballet
Introduction to Repertory-Jazz
Fitness Anatomy and Kinesiology
Flexibility and Relaxation Techniques I
Select one course from the following:3
Introduction to Theatre
Acting I
Introduction to Stage Lighting
Fundamentals of Costume Design
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Broadway Musicals
Introduction to Jazz and Pop
TOTAL MAJOR UNITS20.5-21
Additional Requirements
Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.39-39.5
Total Units60

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.