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Dance Department

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Dept. Chair:

Sunny Smith



Kinesiology & Athletics


Derrick Booth


(916) 484-8201

Dance Degree

This degree provides an educational and practical foundation for students pursuing a professional career in dance. It is designed to create avenues toward further study and employment in educational dance, choreography, cultural dance, and dance performance. Topics include cultural dance forms, intermediate dance technique, performance studies, and nutrition. Students interested in transferring to a four-year college should meet with a counselor to determine the appropriate coursework.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:


Career Opportunities

This degree is designed for those pursuing a career in professional dance. It prepares dancers for entry-level positions and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.