Contact the Program Director
Residential Faculty - Dance and Exercise Science
Office: ES 9 - Room: 105
This program is part of the Exercise Science Department.
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.
- Example Titles
- Professional Dancer
- Dance Teacher
- Types of Employers
- Entertainment Industry
- Cruise Ships
- Professional Dance Companies
- Dance Studios
Statistics show that dance audiences are growing faster than any other art form. In fact, there are 10 times more dance companies today than in the 1970’s, which means dance has never been more diverse, eclectic, challenging, and exciting.
As a dance graduate, you may find employment in a variety of areas, like dance productions, on cruise ships, or with professional dance companies. If you’re looking to share your expertise, a career as a choreographer, dance teacher, or community program manager might be an ideal fit.
Available Associate Degree
|Degree / Certificate||Type||Title||Courses|
|Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance||AA-Dance||Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance (AA-Dance)||Course List|
Transfer to a University
|At MCC, get an...||Transfer to...||To get a...|
|Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance||Arizona State University||Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance|
|Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance||University of Arizona||Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance|
|Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance||Arizona State University||Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education|
|Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Dance||Grand Canyon University||Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education|
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.