Associate in Arts
The curriculum in the Dance degree is presented in an active learning environment where students are trained in both dance technique and theory classes to prepare them for future careers in the performing arts and related fields. Courses cover major dance technique forms, choreography, dance production, dance history and somatic practices. Upon completion of the Dance A.A. degree, students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate or higher degree in dance or a related field; colleges to which they might considering transferring include CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Los Angeles, SFSU, CSU Sonoma, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Riverside and UC San Diego. Some B.A./B.F.A in Dance programs require an audition; students should check the transfer requirements for individual schools. While a baccalaureate degree is recommended, students completing their Dance A.A. will also be eligible to audition and apply for opportunities in the dance field, including as a performer with professional companies or touring productions, a teacher at a dance studio, or a choreographer.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $27,000 to $206,000 with an average salary of $68,000.