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Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Costa Mesa
31 January 2022

Costa Mesa
13 June 2022
Dance

Program description

Dance

The degree provides students with a foundation in the theory, technique, and the aesthetics of the art of dance. This is fulfilled through a comprehensive program of dance study in areas of core techniques, contemporary and commercial styles, choreography, performance, and world dance forms. Students will demonstrate proficiency through accurate technical execution, performance skills, research papers, essays, and choreographic works.. Program assessment is measured by public performances, program completion, transferability, and periodic program review. Students qualify to pursue a variety of dance-related careers and advanced degree options.

Admission requirements


  1. Unit Requirement - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. Major Requirement - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. Mathematics Requirement - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. General Education Requirement - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
  5. For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website

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Program content

  • Dance Improvisation I
  • Dance Improvisation II
  • Music for Dancers
  • Select one of the following:
  • Jazz Dance III
  • Jazz IV
  • Preparation for Audition - Jazz

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

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Qualification


  1. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of dance and its relevance to the multicultural world we live in.
  2. Acquire the dance technical skills necessary to transfer to a university program or similar advanced dance study program.
  3. Implement critical thinking skills and kinesthetic awareness in their observation, analysis, and interpretation of dance performances on stage or in media.
  4. Develop dance composition and performance skills necessary to successfully transfer to a university program or similar advanced dance study program.

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Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College (OCC) is a 2-year community college located in Costa Mesa, California minutes from Disneyland Resort and California's most popular beaches. As a community college, OCC is accessible offering low-cost tuition and flexible admissions for programs leading to...


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Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
92626 Costa Mesa California
United States of America

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