Dance

The Arts

Come dance with us! The Irvine Valley College Dance Department welcomes dancers of all levels and genres who want to further their practice and achieve their goals within the area of dance and movement. The dance department programs serve students seeking to transfer, obtain a degree or certificate, enhance career skills, or improve skills as lifelong learners.​​

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Communicate
Express yourself through movement.  Learn how to use your body to communicate through dance and other movement practices. Dive deeper into viewing, creating movement and sharing your reactions to dance, art and movement.

Create
Create your own dances, work with leading dance artists and collaborate with peers through the processes of making dance. Along with developing self-movement practices to better serve your body.

Perform
Share your dance artistry with the world. Take the stage and perform in our IVC dance productions on campus, in the community and beyond.

Educate
Learn how to teach others about the body through dance and mind body courses. Take this knowledge and apply it to health, fitness and dance industries.

Program Length

  • 4 - 6 semesters (2 - 3 years) is average for AA seekers 
  • 2 - 4 semesters (1 - 2 years) for certificate seekers

Transfer Options

IVC Dance prepares students for dance performance, dance composition, commercial dance, dance pedagogy and dance therapy programs of study for transfer through our course studies in the dance department. 

IVC Dance has great working relationships with universities throughout the United States. Our faculty can help connect you to transfer institutions that best fits your personal dance plan. IVC Dance Department works mostly with Southern California universities for dance transfers at institutions like CSULB, CSUF, CSUCI, CSUDH, Chapman University, UCI, and UCSD. 

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Your success is our priority! Whether you are just starting, in the middle of, or completing your time at IVC, we have a team of people in your corner to help keep you on-track to reach your goals at IVC and beyond! 

Coming Soon: Completion Teams to get students from start to goal! Look for your team beginning fall 2021!

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Transfer Options, Degrees and/or Certificates

Sample Academic Plans

  • This is only a sample academic plan.  Some UC majors may have additional required or recommended courses for transfer. Please see a counselor to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleIGETC Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 11A4
MATH 10*Statistics Course2A3
COMM 1Communication Fundalmentals1C3
DNCE 6Ballet I2
DNCE 12Modern Dance I2
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleIGETC Area/Major/ElectiveUnits
WR 2College Writing 2 - Critical Thinking 1B4
DNCE 55Choreography I3
DNCE 7Ballet 22
DNCE 77 or 78Dance History-20th Century or Dance Appreciation3A3
Social & Behavior ScienceSocial and Behavior Sciences GE Course43
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleIGETC Area/Major/ElectiveUnits
DNCE 50Condition and Correct: Overview3
DNCE 13Modern Dance II2
Biological ScienceBiological Science GE Course5B3
Biological Science LabBiological Science Lab GE Course5C1
Social & Behavior Science**Social and Behavior Sciences GE Course43
Social & Behavior Science**Social and Behavior Sciences GE Course43
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleIGETC Area/Major/ElectiveUnits
DNCE 18Jazz Dance II2
DNCE 70IVC Performing Dance Ensemble 2
Physical SciencePhysical Science GE Course5A3
Social & Behavior Science**Social and Behavior Sciences GE Course43
HumanitiesHumanities GE Course 3B3
Arts/HumanitiesArts or Humanities GE Course3A or 3B3
  1. Students can take Math 10 or another math course that meets the UC transfer math requirement.in IGETC GE Area 2A.
  2. Students must take three Social and Behavioral Sciences course from at least two different disciplines. Please see IGETC GE pattern for details.
  • Note: This sample academic plan does not account for the Language Other than English requirement necessary to meet Full IGETC Certification.
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Some CSU majors may have additional required or recommended courses for transfer. Please see a counselor to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 1A24
MATH 10*Introduction to StatisticsB43
DNCE 55Choreography IMajor or Elective3
DNCE 6Ballet I2
DNCE 12Modern Dance IMajor or Elective2
DNCE 66C or 70Dance Performance Course2
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUnits
Critical ThinkingCritical ThinkingA33-4
COMM 1Communication FundamentalsA13
DNCE 7Ballet IIMajor2
DNCE 13Modern Dance IIMajor or Elective2
DNCE 23Tap Dance IIElective1
Learning & Self Dev.Lifelong Learning and Self Development GE CourseE3
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUnits
DANCE 18Jazz II2
DNCE 75Improvisation IMajor or Elective2
DNCE 77Dance History - 20th CenturyC13
HumanitiesHumanities GE Course C23
HIST 20 or HIST 21American History CourseD3
Life ScienceLife Science GE CourseB13
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUnits
DNCE 50, 86, 87, or 88Condition and Correct Course3
Arts/HumanitiesArts or Humanities GE Course C1 or C23
PS 1American GovernmentD3
Social SciencesSocial Sciences GE CourseD3
Physical SciencePhysical Science GE CourseB13
Physical Science LabPhysical Science LabB31
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 11A4
MATHMath GE Course23-5
DNCE 55Choreography I7 & Major3
DNCE 6Ballet IMajor2
DNCE 12Modern Dance IMajor2
DNCE 66C or 70Dance Performance CourseMajor2
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
Critical ThinkingCritical Thinking1C3-4
COMM 1Communication Fundamentals1B & Major3
DNCE 7Ballet IIMajor2
DNCE 13Modern Dance IIMajor2
DNCE 66C or 70Dance Performance CourseMajor2
Social SciencesSocial Sciences GE Course43
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
DNCE 77Dance History: Twentieth CenturyMajor3
DNCE 66C or 70Dance Performance CourseMajor2
DNCE MajorDNCE Major Course from List BMajor1
American InstitutionsAmerican Institutions GE Course83
Lifelong HealthLifelong Health and Personal Development GE Course93
Cultural DiversityCultural Diversity GE Course53
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
DNCE 50, 86, 87, or 88Condition and Correct CourseMajor3
DNCE 66C or 70Dance Performance CourseMajor2
DNCE MajorDNCE Major Course from List BMajor1
HumanitiesHumanities GE Course63
Natural SciencesNatrual Sciences GE Course33
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)2-3
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DNCE 55Choreography I3
DNCE 13Modern Dance II2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List B2
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DNCE 7Ballet II2
DNCE 18Jazz Dance II1
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List B2
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DNCE 23Tap Dance II1
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List A3
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List B2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List D1
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List E1
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List E1
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List F2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List G2-3
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DNCE 55Choreography I3
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List A3
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List B2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List D2
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List C2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List D2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List E1
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List F2

*Students may be eligible for one or more AA/AS/AA-T/AS-T degrees if they complete a GE transfer pattern, have specific courses, and have 60 transferable units. Please see a counselor for degree options and advisement.

  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DNCE 95GYROKINESIS(R): 60 Minute Format and Other Sequences2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List B2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List B2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List C3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List A2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List B2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List D2
DNCE MajorDance Major Course from List E2
  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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