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

    To plan degree 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 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 1Fall 2Spring 2
    DAN 101
    ENG Comp. I
    Behavioral Science course
    HIS course
    DAN elective
    DAN elective
    DANelective
    MAT 117
    ENG Comp. II
    Behavioral Science course
    DAN 201
    DAN elective
    Behavioral Science course
    Science course
    Open elective
    ENG 200 level course
    DAN 121 or DAN 120
    Dance 200 level course
    Science course
    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 200 level course
    DAN 120 or 121
    Open 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!

Learn more about our degree and certificate and pathways »