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This program is part of the Exercise Science Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

The roar of applause as you effortlessly glide across the stage. The bolt of exhilaration as an entire troupe moves in perfect synch under your command. The swell of pride as you watch your pupil’s first recital. This is what it means to have a career in dance.

Dance is the art of human motion. It transforms images, ideas, and feelings into movement sequences that are personally and socially significant. Dance organizes body energy within space and time, and often draws upon the power of music, literature, drama, and the visual arts. It is a natural means of communication and expression that integrates movement, feeling, and intellect.

The Dance program at MCC offers a variety of fun, exciting, and challenging classes to suit every level of dancer -- from beginner to professional. You’ll study the history of dance, gain valuable behind-the-scenes production skills, and master dance technique. Classes cover a variety of dance styles, from jazz to ballet to modern. A career in dance begins at MCC.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Dance program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Dance Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance Grand Canyon University Dance
(Bachelor of Arts)
Grand Canyon University Dance Education
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Dance program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers


Stage, Motion Picture, Television, and Radio Directors


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Dance program is available from Tina Rangel at 480-461-7597. She will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.