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Whether your interest is recreational or career-oriented, explore movement, rhythm and your own expression in the GCC Dance program. Our faculty teach what they love - expert choreography, technical skill and expressive performance. 

Are you majoring in Dance?

Meet with a Dance advisor before you enroll in any classes. The performing arts advisors are experts in organizing your class schedule every semester to keep you on track to meet your program requirements quickly.

We offer an Associates in Fine Arts (AAFA) Dance designed for students who wish to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. This two-year course of study provides a solid foundation in technique, performance and academic studies.

VERVE Dance Company

VERVE, the resident dance company at GCC, combines rigorous training and practice with the expert instruction of resident faculty and visiting master artists. VERVE dancers perform as guest artists with the Arizona Dance Festival and Center Dance Ensemble, and have been accepted into four-year dance programs such as the University of Arizona and University of Utah. VERVE’s original choreography and performances have received accolades and recognition within the Maricopa Community College District and in the larger southwest region.  

Non-majors and recreational interest

Dance classes (DAN) include Ballet, Modern (Contemporary), Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. Dance humanities classes (DAH) include Introduction to Dance, Hip Hop: Arts, Aesthetics and Culture, Dance in Film, and Dance in Popular Culture. Designed for beginners through advanced dancers, students explore new movement styles and theories in these fun, challenging classes.


Course Course Name
DAN 102AA Hip Hop I
DAN 102AB Hip Hop II
DAN 106AA Latin I
DAN 115AA Contempory Dance: Hip Hop
DAN 129 Musical Theatre Dance I
DAN 131 Ballet I
DAN 132 Modern Dance I
DAN 133 Jazz Dance I
DAN 134 Ballet II
DAN 134PA Ballet Beginning Level


Dance Humanities

Course Course Name
DAH 100 Introduction to Dance
DAH 110 Dance in Film
DAH 210 History Ballet & Modern Dance
DAH 250 Dance in Popular Culture
DAH 255 Hip Hop: Arts&Aesthetic&Cultur


Program Director


Phone: (623) 845-4905