Dance

Dance class

Program Overview

The dance department offers training programs for both beginning and advanced students in the areas of ballet, modern, and jazz. The emphasis is on technique, choreography, and extensive performance opportunities. 

The graduate of the AA or certificate program in dance will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in two of the following dance styles; modern, ballet, and jazz.
  • Exhibit accomplished technique in tap and folkloric dance.
  • Demonstrate competency through public performances.
  • Develop and informed viewpoint of dance as an art form.
  • Demonstrate choreographic skills including supervisory and effective communicative abilities.

Location

Santa Maria Campus Bldg F
805-922-6933 ext. 3252

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Closed during summers


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