Certificate in Commercial Dance

The Citrus College Commercial Dance Certificate of Achievement Program provides a vast array of opportunities in the field of dance to the community college student. These include instruction to the vocational student in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and musical theatre technique in order to prepare them for employment in the professional dance world.

The program conforms to the mission of Citrus College in that it seeks to provide transfer and associate degree courses, and improve the local work force in the commercial dance field.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Commercial Dance Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Be able to demonstrate intermediate to advanced proficiency in various commercial dance techniques and basic dance pedagogy.
Required courses:
DANC 158Beginning Hip-Hop Dance Techniques1
DANC 258Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance1
DANC 162Beginning Ballet1
DANC 262Intermediate Ballet I1
DANC 272Intermediate Ballet II1
DANC 292Advanced Ballet I1
DANC 160Jazz Dance Techniques1
DANC 260Intermediate Jazz Dance I1
DANC 270Intermediate Jazz Dance II1
DANC 281Advanced Jazz Dance I1
DANC 159Beginning Tap1
DANC 259Intermediate Tap I1
DANC 269Intermediate Tap II1
DANC 279Advanced Tap I1
Select twelve (12) to fourteen (14) units from the following:
History of Dance3
Alignment and Correctives2
Composition in Group Forms2
Dance for Musical Theatre - Beginning4
Dance for Musical Theatre- Intermediate4
Musical Staging: Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning2
Musical Staging: Rehearsal and Performance- Intermediate2
Beginning Popular Dance Techniques4
Intermediate Popular Dance Techniques4
Pop Dance: Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning2
Pop Dance: Rehearsal and Performance- Intermediate2
Dance Concert Production3
Total Units26-28

2-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
DANC 158 Beginning Hip-Hop Dance Techniques 1
DANC 159 Beginning Tap 1
DANC 160 Jazz Dance Techniques 1
DANC 161 Beginning Modern Dance 1
DANC 162 Beginning Ballet 1
Spring Term 1
DANC 258 Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance 1
DANC 259 Intermediate Tap I 1
DANC 260 Intermediate Jazz Dance I 1
DANC 262 Intermediate Ballet I 1
DANC 102 History of Dance 3
Fall Term 2
DANC 270 Intermediate Jazz Dance II 1
DANC 272 Intermediate Ballet II 1
DANC 269 Intermediate Tap II 1
Minimum of four units required from electives  
DANC 172
Composition in Group Forms
or Dance for Musical Theatre - Beginning
or Beginning Popular Dance Techniques
or Musical Staging: Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
or Pop Dance: Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
or Intermediate Popular Dance Techniques
Winter Term 2
ETHN 101
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
or Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
Spring Term 2
DANC 289 Dance Concert Production 3
DANC 130 Alignment and Correctives 2
DANC 292 Advanced Ballet I 1
DANC 281 Advanced Jazz Dance I 1
DANC 279 Advanced Tap I 1
 Total Units30

Note: Course selections may affect total unit value.  

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.