Program of Study

The goals of the Valencia College Dance Program are to provide quality technical training, performance opportunities and enhancement of the overall dance experience through individualized attention and development. Valencia offers a solid dance education for the dancer who aspires to make a future in the performing arts. Committed instruction is offered to students who desire dance as a professional career and to individuals who have an avocational interest in dance instruction.

A strong technical emphasis is placed on the traditional dance disciplines that enhance opportunities for students from any dance background. The dance program provides performance opportunities for the serious dancer with the goal of strengthening their professional training experience.

Our Degree Pathway training stresses performance, instruction and choreography as a means of artistic expression. To further the experience, Valencia provides students with a work based experience to enhance workplace skills through a supervised practical experience related to their career objectives. We are fully committed to the success of individuals who desire a truly exciting opportunity in the field of dance.


Program Requirements

Associate in Arts in Dance Performance Program Outcomes

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Degree Pathways

Performance Program

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Valencia College's Dance Department offers a solid dance education for the dancer who aspires to make a future in the performing arts, as well as for the student who dances for recreation.
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Degree in Dance

Associate in Arts in Dance Performance Degree Pathway

Degree pathways are designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public institution as a junior to complete a Bachelor’s degree after completing an Associate in Arts degree at Valencia. Students who plan to transfer to a limited-access program are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which they will transfer as completion of this degree pathway does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program.

Dance Auditions

Auditions for the program will consist of a technique class: ballet barre and center, modern combination and jazz combination. Individual choreography or a solo is not required. Participants are encouraged to wear black leotards and pink tights for the women and white shirt and black tights for the men. Please bring all dance shoes.

Dance Program - Non-Majors

The dance program at Valencia College is open to all students. Valencia College's Dance Program provides quality technical training, performance opportunities and enhancement of the overall dance experience through individualized attention and development.