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    Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Dance, AA

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The associate degree in dance is designed for students who are preparing to transfer and/or audition for admission into a dance program at a four-year institution while also completing lower division transfer requirements, and/or combining educational goals with other fields with dance. The major concentrates on developing the student’s technical ability to at least the intermediate level in modern and ballet. Studies in dance science such as conditioning and correct, and GYROKINESIS® help to secure longevity and marketability in the dance field by educating students on how to optimize technical abilities while simultaneously minimizing potential injuries. Students also complete courses in choreography, dance history, and performance to develop their awareness of dance artistry. In addition, the curriculum requirements include options of other dance technique courses in jazz, tap, ballroom, Hip Hop, Middle Eastern, African dance, and Improvisation to help create a well-rounded dancer. Many of the courses for the AA degree are directly transferable into the dance major program at transfer institutions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Analyze, evaluate, and correlate various dance vocabulary, observations of dance performances, artistic and/or historical concepts and movement principles.
  • Gain an increased aesthetic awareness and appreciation of the arts from a critical point of view.
  • Gain an increase in technical proficiency as well as improved application of dance science so as to reduce potential injuries.

Complete a minimum of 2 units from the following performance courses:

Total Units Required: 21

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .


See an IVC counselor for course substitution if a course is not available.

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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