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 Associate 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 the 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.