Associate in Arts Degree Dance


Students will receive a well rounded dance education that will prepare them to transfer as dance majors or to teach, choreograph, and perform at various community and private venues.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better;
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements;
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements;
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and,
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Courses (19-20 units):
DANC 101 CMulticultural Dance in the US3
or DANC 100 C Introduction to Dance Appreciation
DANC 105 CBallet I2
DANC 106 CBallet II2
DANC 107 CModern Dance I2
DANC 108 CModern Dance II2
DANC 111 CJazz Dance I2
DANC 112 CJazz Dance II2
DANC 202 CElements of Choreography2
or DANC 109 C Dance Improvisation
DANC 141 CPerformance Class I2-3
or DANC 142 C Performance Class II
or DANC 143 C Performance Class III
or DANC 144 C Performance Class IV
Select two from the following (2 units):2
Afro-Caribbean Dance1
Middle Eastern Dance1
Latin and Swing Dance1
Ballroom I1
Select 2-3 units from the following:2-3
Summer Dance Festival l1.5-2
Summer Dance Festival II
Dance Production l0.5-2
Dance Production II
Dance Ensemble1-2
Acting I3
Lighting Design Fundamentals3
Fundamentals of Costume Design3
Total Units23-25