Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Dance Skills
Learn tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore an exciting future in the dance industry.

Express Yourself Through Dance

The Dance Pathway gives student the ability to express themselves through dance – all while learning different dance styles and techniques through various exercises. Students develop an understanding of dance history as well as the importance of dance around the world. Students have the opportunity to learn how to dance, as well as gain the confidence and resilience needed to pursue their dreams. This pathway’s multi-year sequence of classes and work-based learning experiences prepares students for the rigors of college coursework in dance and gives them a competitive advantage in the performance arts industry.

Career Pathways helps students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to help select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new career in dance. Classes include:

  • Performance Dance
  • Choreography Honors

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the world of dance. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Workplace Tours
  • Special Performances
  • Guest Instructors

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in dance and get a head start on your college studies with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Dance Director Assistant
  • Dance Teacher
  • Dance Cast Agent
  • Assistant Dance Coach

Industry Average: $35,000 - $48,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Bust a Move?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Mark Raquedan
(805) 385-2798

Get Moving On Your Dance Career

Whether you like expressing yourself through dance, have always been a natural performer, or would love to finally learn how to dance, this could be the pathway for you. Let your creativity and personality show through dance and learn deep levels of self-discipline, self-confidence, and dedication through the art of dance. This pathway can provide you with the necessary skillset to launch and excel in dance.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AA Dance

BA Performing Arts Dance