Do you love to dance? Are you interested in a career in the dance field?

Then DVC's Dance Program is for you! This program provides a foundation for students who want to pursue a career with dance as an emphasis. You will expand your knowledge and experience through classes on dance techniques, dance history, music theory, choreography, lighting and staging, and costuming and makeup. Students also learn through faculty, student, and guest choreographer productions.

This program is in the interest area:

Career Opportunities

The dance program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Professional commercial dancer onstage
  • Professional dancer in film/video
  • Dance instructor
  • Choreographer

With additional education:

  • Dance therapist
  • Arts administration
  • Studio management


Change your life with a dance degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.