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Program Description

The Dance Program at MSJC provides a two-year concentration for students pursuing academic studies in dance, culminating in a non-transfer Associates of Art degree in Dance and/or a Certificate in Musical Theater. Multi-faceted curricula in the theory and practice of the discipline facilitate matriculation to a four-year institution. Challenging coursework, touring and production opportunities are presented in order to prepare the serious student. A hallmark of the program is the ability for students to commit to professional technical training, choreographic inquiry, performance and historical studies of dance within a nurturing, liberal arts college environment. Course offerings include dance history, ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap dance techniques, augmented by social dance forms including ballroom and world dance, as well as conditioning and alignment for dance.

Additionally, the program provides extended training of the emerging choreographic and performing artist through advanced coursework in dance composition and technique, and numerous concerts and informal showings throughout the year. A balanced program of critical thinking, choreographic inquiry and performance contextualizes the student’s understanding of the impact of dance within the contemporary world. For individuals currently working within these fields, there may be potential for salary and/or career advancement.

San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
Julie Freeman (951) 487-3630
Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Paula Naggi (951) 639-5792