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    May 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Commercial Dance, COA

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The certificate of achievement in commercial dance is designed for students seeking professional dance opportunities in the entertainment field. This comprehensive program trains the student in a variety of dance techniques coupled with vocal and acting courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop personal disciplines essential to competent public performance, including choreography retention and interpretation, preparation and development of technique requirements, spatial appraisal and adjustments, and performance preparation.

Complete the following courses (6 units):

Complete the following dance science courses (5 units):

  • 2 Units
  • DNCE 142 Dance Movement Technique and Analysis: Floor Barre

Complete the following technique courses (4 units):

Complete a minimum of 1 unit from the following courses:

Complete a minimum of 2 units with a maximum of 1 unit from DNCE 65:

  • DNCE 65 Dance Rehearsal and Performance
  • DNCE 170 IVC Performing Dance Ensemble

Complete a minimum of 2 units from the following courses:

Total Units Required: 22

Please see full-time dance faculty about waivers or replacements for courses with no active link. 

To earn the certificate of achievement:

See Earning a Certificate  for certificate information and requirements.


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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