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Is designed for students who want to work in or operate a dance studio, who are interested in performing, or who simply love to dance. The 24-credit program provides students with intensive practical training in dance technique and theory. Students study a variety of styles of dance, including ballet, modern and jazz and have opportunities to perform and choreograph dances. All credits may be applied to the Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts-Dance Option (LAD) or the Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts (LIB).
  • Curriculum documents

    To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Dance Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Dance program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses
    EDU 103
    DAN 101
    Dance elective (2)
    DAN 201
    Dance elective
    Dance elective (200-level)
    ENG 101, 103 or 105
    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
    ENG 101, 103 or 105
    DAN 101
    Dance elective (2)Dance elective
    EDU 103
    Dance elective (200-level)
    DAN 201

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Work in a dance studio or in the community teaching or assisting, continue to study for the Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts-Dance Option at GCC, or audition for performance opportunities, internships, or other education programs in dance.

The Dance program is a certificate that “stacks” into a GCC degree program. Depending on course selection, once you earn this certificate you’re already halfway to earning one of the following degrees:

These certificates are a great way to gain a valuable credential and increase your earning power and career potential, all while building a solid foundation for seamless transfer into one of our associate degree programs. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes to put you on track for an associate degree!

Learn more about our degree and certificate and degree pathways »

Gainful employment disclosure

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