Housed within the Fine Arts and Communications Division, the Dance Department offers students an exceptional student-centered learning environment. Focus is placed on a strong movement foundation, a holistic approach to dance and wellness, and individualized artistic expression and agency.
Our department is unique because of its diverse faculty members who differ in their aesthetic viewpoints, styles of teaching, and choreographic endeavors; so students from all backgrounds can be exposed to a multitude of creative opportunities and educational experiences. As faculty, we all share a commitment to providing students with the best possible dance education, whether it's your first dance class or you're coming out of performance retirement!
The department welcomes, encourages, and challenges all students who are willing to work hard and dedicate themselves to dance and what it can offer. We will foster your creativity and guide you in the knowledge & appreciation of dance.
We look forward to dancing with you!
Christine Gregory and Rebekah Hathaway
Dance Dept. Co-Chairs and FT Faculty
Cerritos College offers a full dance program with studies in introduction to dance, modern, ballet, commercial, and world dance as well as courses in dance appreciation, history, composition, technology, partnering and performance. The varied selection of classes promotes the appreciation of dance technique and performance. The enjoyment and knowledge of dance provides a means for developing body skills and creative expression.
An Associate of Arts Degree with a major in Dance is conferred when a student successfully completes the dance program of study and performance in conjunction with the fulfillment of their general education requirements. Additionally, students may earn the Dance Foundations Certificate along with stackable certificates in Commercial Dance (CTE Certificate) and Dance Teaching. Each academic year, there are two dance concerts in the theatre and two in-studio presentations.
The Repertory Dance Ensemble offers opportunities for additional performance experience. Participation in the American College Dance Festival highlights the department's advanced students in adjudicated dance works at regional conferences throughout the United States. Cerritos College was selected for the National American College Dance Festival in 2008 and 2010, performing at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
2023 Fall Dance Concert
A diverse range of styles will be presented including Latin, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Modern, Jazz, African, Ballet, and Contemporary with choreography by faculty and students and performances by our students and professional live musicians!
Thursday, November 16 | 8:00pm
Friday, November 17 | 8:00pm
Saturday, November 18 | 8:00pm
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