AAFA Degree in Dance

AAFA Degree in Dance

Applied Associate in Fine Arts in Dance

The emphasis of the dance program at PVCC is our commitment to a student learning experience which values the individual creative voice and cultural diversity. Our students are encouraged to pursue their own dance making goals and to draw from their personal and cultural experiences in their creative process.

The dance program also offers dance scholarships and performance opportunities every term to all dance majors.

A fine arts degree recognizes and verifies a student's ability in a specific arts discipline. The proposed AAFA in dance would inspire degree completion in PVCC dance students while providing the first two years of classes for students wishing to transfer to a university program. Dancers who do not transfer to university programs immediately often choose to work in the field as freelance choreographers, performers in musicals, in dance companies presenting concert work, on cruise ships, or in stage shows in theme parks or major cites. A student may also choose to open his or here own dance studio, or teach in the K - 12 education system.

Degree Requirements

35 credits of General Education Care as stated in the AGECA Core to include at least:

DAH100 or DAH201 (HU), and BIO160 or BIO201 (SG):

ENG101, 102

MA: Mathematics

CS: Computer, Statistics or

quantitative applications

SG: Natural Sciences General

SQ: Natural Sciences Quantitative

HU: Humanities & Fine Arts

SB: Social and Behavioral Sciences

29 Credits of Dance to Include:

Part I: (11) credits


Dance Performance


Dance Production


Rhythmic Theory




Dance Practicum

Part II: ( 9 credits)

Nine credits of technique including a minimum of level III competency in modern and ballet

Part III: (9 credits)

Nine credits of other dance credits, no more that 3 credits which can be technique/performance

* Please set up an appointment with the Dance Program Director for advising at 602-787-6808 or e-mail Ms. Sonia Valle