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Associate in Arts (AA) in Dance



What will I learn?

The associate degree in dance is designed for students who are preparing to transfer and/or audition for admission into a dance program at a four-year institution while also completing lower division transfer requirements, and/or combining educational goals with other fields with dance. The major concentrates on developing the student’s technical ability to at least the intermediate level in modern and ballet. Studies in dance science such as conditioning and correct, and help to secure longevity and marketability in the dance field by educating students on how to optimize technical abilities while simultaneously minimizing potential injuries. Students also complete courses in choreography, dance history, and performance to develop their awareness of dance artistry. In addition, the curriculum requirements include options of other dance technique courses in jazz, tap, ballroom, Hip Hop, Middle Eastern, African dance, and Improvisation to help create a well-rounded dancer. Many of the courses for the AA degree are directly transferable into the dance major program at transfer institutions.

Which department am I in?

School of the Arts

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$9,768.00 per year
USD $407/unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 August 2023, 16 January 2024


Irvine Valley College

5500 Irvine Center Drive,



92618, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants must provide proof of graduation from high school (or equivalent)

For international students

All applicants must provide proof of graduation from high school (or equivalent) in the form of official records/transcripts with certified English translation (if necessary). Students should submit transcripts from all years of study at the high school level. Students may also submit the GED or HISET to fulfill this requirement.

English proficiency can be met by submitting one of the following English proficiency tests:

(Official exam scores must not be more than two years old)

TOEFL: 52 iBT or 470 paper based test (IVC institution code is 4773)

IELTS: 4.5

iTEP 3.5

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH 160 (B2 First, C1 Advanced)


EIKEN: Grade 2A


Applications for admission will be processed beginning on the following dates:

Fall semester: July 1

Spring semester: December 1

Summer session: April 10

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Irvine Valley College

For the complete student experience, ideal for university transfer goals and in a safe city, Irvine Valley College is an excellent choice.

  • Study in one of the safest cities in the US
  • Highest university transfer rate in California
  • Save up to 70% in tuition costs at Irvine Valley College
  • Wide range of study programs to choose from

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