Do you find yourself moving to music? Toe-tapping regularly? Immersed in rhythm? You believe dance is your passion, but have you ever imagined your talent could become a career?
Take a serious approach to this artful pursuit with a degree in dance from San Jacinto College. You’ll have all you need to succeed – experienced instructors, talented guest artists, world-class studio and theatre facilities, and ample opportunity to perform and compete at the national level.
You’ll develop the expressive and technical sides of the art form and unleash your choreographic creativity.
Upon graduation you can study dance at a four-year program or step into the industry immediately. Our grads become performers, choreographers, teachers, wellness instructors and more. With proper education and training, you’ll thrive knowing you’re making a living doing what you love.
This program offers technique classes in Ballet and Modern that meet four days a week (Monday- Thursday). Our technique classes are designed for people with previous dance experience such as our dance majors earning their A.A. in Fine Arts (Dance), but they do not require an audition to enroll. These classes are fun and challenging! The levels are combined each semester, so these are not beginning level courses. If you have never taken Ballet or Modern/Contemporary dance before, we recommend you enroll in one of the PHED dance courses to begin.
If you are interested in learning more about how to create choreography and have your work performed, you can enroll in our Composition course. You create dances for yourself and classmates in any style of dance through a series of exercises to help you find inspiration. The class culminates in an informal performance of the student’s works in progress from the class. The Informal Show is a fun evening!
If dance is new to you, or you would like to commit less time while still getting a good workout and learning something new, consider taking a PHED dance course. We offer beginning to intermediate levels of Jazz, Ballet, and Modern. These classes meet two days a week.
Every Spring, our program participates in the American College Dance Festival. We travel for a week to a host school to take classes, see performances, and show work to professional adjudicators for feedback. The trip is always a highlight of our students’ year! We also offer great scholarship opportunities for students taking two or more dance classes. Students can apply to be considered for a scholarship every semester.
All our courses can fulfill elective credits for any degree. We also offer a Dance Appreciation lecture course that fulfills the general studies requirement. This lecture based class takes you through the history of various dance forms from past to present. Come dance with us!