About Dance

The Dance Program has been an integral part of City College of San Francisco’s Physical Education Department since its inception over 70 years ago. Due to the integrity, diversity, and excellence in teaching, this program has steadily grown.

The curriculum for the Associate Degree in Dance allows students to develop skills to pursue careers in choreography, dance performance, dance education and criticism, as well as fulfills most of the lower division requirements for many four-year institutions. Faculty are dedicated to creating a discipline that carries over to all aspects of life long health, nurturing the “whole” dancer in mind, body, and spirit. The Dance Program provides comprehensive studies including history, theory, choreography, technique, conditioning, and performance. Additional classes such as anatomy and nutrition are included to support the student’s development.

The program highlights dance technique (ballet, modern, hip hop, contemporary, tap, jazz, and African Haitian) and performance while providing the student with all the tools necessary to become a healthy and well-rounded dancer. The student will also have ample performance, choreography, and production opportunities, in addition to exploring the sciences and history as part of our diverse program. Special focus is given to prepare the dancer for transfer to upper-division courses at a four-year college or university.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Dance can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Professional Dancer/Instructor
  • Choreographer
  • Dance Conditioning Instructor
  • Dance Therapist
  • Yoga/Pilates Instructor
  • Recreation and Fitness Instructor (YMCA/YWCA)

Program Options

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish.

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals.

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
DANC 34A Dance Conditioning 1  
DANC 34A Contemporary Dance 1  
DANC 124C Intermediate Modern Dance 1  
CCSF Area H Ethnic, Women's, Gender, LGBTQ Studies 3  
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
CCSF Area A Communication/Analytical Thinking 3  
DANC 102A Beginning CCSF Repertpry Dance Company 1  
Major Requirement Elective See Counselor 1  

Total Units: 15-17

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
DANC 30 or 133C Major Requirement Elective 3  
DANC 119C or DANC 121B Major Requirement Elective 1  
DANC 138B Advanced Beginning Hip Hop Dance 1  
CCSF Area F US History and Government 3  
CCSF Math Requirement See Counselor 3-5  
BIO 132, HLTH 176 or PE 20 Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, 3  

Total Units: 14-16

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
DANC 100A Dance Composition 3  
DANC 124C or 126B Major Requirement Elective 1  
DANC 133B Advanced Beginning African Haitian 1  
DANC 134A Beginning Tap Dance 1  
CCSF Area D Social and Behavioral Sciences 3  
DANC 32 Black Tradition in American Dance 3  
DANC 37 Feldenkrais for Dance and Performing Arts 1  
DANC 119D Advanced Intermediate Ballet 1  
DANC 129C Intermediate Jazz Dance 1  

Total Units: 15

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
DANC 100B Intermediate Dance Composition 3  
DANC 124 D Advanced Modern Dance 2  
BIO 106 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4  
DANC 129D Advanced Jazz Dance 1  
DANC 101A, 101B or 102B Major Requirement Elective 1  
CCSF Area G1 Health Knowledge 2-3  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3+  

Total Units: 16+

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Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. 

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.