The Dance program is offered by the Fine & Performing Arts/Speech Communication Department. It provides credit for the fine arts and kinesiology courses required by the Palo Alto College Core Curriculum. The department also offers options for further studies in the field of Dance. The Associate of Arts in Dance prepares students for professions in recreational dance, primary and secondary dance education, dance performance and dance for physical fitness. Careers in Dance may include work in community recreational centers, health and fitness clubs, private dance schools, senior and youth centers, primary and secondary education, dance therapy, fine arts performance, and entertainment.
Dance courses will transfer to four-year institutions with Dance and Dance Education degrees including Texas State University-San Marcos, Sam Houston State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas - Pan American, University of Northern Iowa, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please consult with your faculty advisor for further information on Dance degrees offered by these and other institutions.