Associate Degree in Dance

General

Program Description

Do you love to dance and want to pursue a career in dance performance, choreography, or education? Would you like to develop professional level dance technique and uninhibited artistic expression while earning college credit?

If so, then the Dance Program at WSCC is a great place for you. Our program will help you develop professional practice skills, grow in your understanding and appreciation of dance as an art form, and pursue dance as a possible career choice. Essentially, we offer a conservatory approach to studying dance in a liberal arts setting, combined with professional-caliber performance opportunities. WSCC’s goal is to produce technically strong and artistically expressive dancers who are sought after for their professionalism and ability to easily adapt to the broad range of styles demanded of today’s dance professionals. This program develops the skills needed to pursue industry career options or further education at a four-year college or university program.

The WSCC Dance program has opportunities available in the form of Associates Degrees and in Short-Term Certificates. The General Studies Associate Degree offers two dance focuses, one in Dance Performance and one in Dance Education. Two Short-Term certificates are also available with concentrations, in Choreography, and in Teaching Ballet. You may also audition for Allegro Dance Theater, the WSCC dance company, where you will have the opportunity to perform and choreograph for annual performances, and festivals, while observing other college dance students and professional companies perform, take master classes, service learning, and outreach programs, and study abroad.

Career Opportunities in Dance:

  • Performing Artist
  • Dance Instructor
  • Choreographer
  • Dance Studio Owner
  • Dance Therapist
  • Adjudicator of Performances
  • Somatic Movement Therapist
  • Dance Critic
  • Dance Administrator
  • Dance Researcher
Last updated Jun 2019

About the School

Wallace State Community College, with its main campus in Hanceville and a satellite campus in Oneonta, is a part of a system that serves the needs of more than 300,000 individuals and has been conserv ... Read More

Wallace State Community College, with its main campus in Hanceville and a satellite campus in Oneonta, is a part of a system that serves the needs of more than 300,000 individuals and has been conservatively estimated to produce a $3 billion annual economic impact on this state and in our communities. Read less
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