Dance

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Provides a base of liberal arts studies with an elective emphasis on dance. Future careers may include performance, choreography, dance education, or dance therapy.

Beyond a solid grounding in the Liberal Arts, you’ll take 24 credits of Dance classes, including an introduction to the art as well as its culture and history. You’ll learn how to perform solo and in a repertory group. Dance electives include tap, ballet, jazz, African, Middle Eastern, and ballroom styles, and you also have the opportunity to study choreography. You’ll perform in GCC’s bi-annual dance concerts and will be well prepared to transfer to a 4-year dance program.

Curriculum documents

This is just one way you might complete the Dance program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 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 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1SummerFall 2Spring 2
DAN 101
ENG Comp. I
Behavioral Science course
HIS
DAN Elective
DAN Elective
DAN Elective
MAT 117
ENG Comp. II
Behavioral Science course
Science courseDAN 201
DAN Elective
Behavioral Science course
Science course
ENG 200 Level
DAN 121
Dance elective 200 level course
General elective
PCS course
Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
DAN 101
ENG Comp. I
HIS course
Dance elective
Behavioral Science course
ENG Comp. II
MAT 117
Dance elective
Science course
PCS course
Dance elective
Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
DAN 201
Behavioral Science course
Science course
Behavioral Science course
Dance elective
ENG 200 level course
Dance elective 200 level course
DAN 120 or 121
General elective

Student learning outcomes

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

What’s next

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program.

By taking classes in a Liberal Arts option, students complete courses that help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. If you don’t satisfy the requirements of a specific Liberal Arts option, you may still be able to fulfill the requirements of another option, or fulfill the requirements of the Liberal Arts General degree. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their career or transfer goals. Note: Students who complete a Liberal Arts option will graduate with the degree “Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.” Your area of concentration is reflected only in your transcript, not your diploma.

The Dance program has associated certificates that can “stack” into the degree. Depending on course selection, if you’re enrolled in this program you can earn one of the following certificates halfway through completing your degree:

These programs are a great way to increase your earning power and job potential with a marketable career certificate while you’re still working toward your degree. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes!

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