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Dance Overview


Career/Program Overview

RCTC’s Dance Certificate Program prepares students for opportunities as dancers, dance enthusiasts, or dance choreographers and can lead to opportunities in dance education.  The program focuses on dance as an artistic form. 


Students enrolled in the Dance Certificate Program will be immersed in dance technique, creative projects, historical and theoretical thinking and aesthetic performance.  Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Dance Appreciation classes are all taught by a highly qualified faculty. 

Students who wish to earn a 22 credit certificate in Dance will complete 12 credits from DANC course options (Dance Appreciation, Ballet, Modern, Jazz), 1 credit for PHED 1103 (Social Dance), 3 credits from Humanities and the Arts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) course options, and 6 credits of open electives/student choice MnTC course options.

Program Start Date(s)

Courses can be started any semester.  Some courses may be offered only once a year.  Check the RCTC catalog for course availability by semester.  No previous experience in dance or movement is necessary to participate in the program.  We are committed to dance training and performance that incorporates diverse cultures, styles, body sizes/shapes and abilities/disabilities.

Career Opportunities/Information

Students enrolled in the Dance Certificate Program benefit from personal aesthetic development.  In addition the program offers valuable training to build current professional skills and experience.  Students use the certificate program to begin preparation for advanced specialization as performers, teachers, and choreographers or in work in dance related fields.  The certificate program is an excellent introduction to the field and provides students with the foundations required for additional study.

Gainful Employment Programs

The U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information for programs that lead to certificates or diplomas and are financial aid eligible

The most current RCTC gainful employment information can be found at: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs.


Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Additional Information

Program Website: http://www.rctc.edu/program/dance
Program Plan: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs
More Information: http://www.rctc.edu/contact

Overview content updated: 2016-04-19
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