Dance Performance

Associate in Arts Degree


This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Dance. If this pre-major transfers to a limited-access program, you are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which you will transfer as completion of this pre-major does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor or Academic Dean to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended baccalaureate degree program.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits). The remaining courses should be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. Pre-Majors (or articulated pre-majors for those tabs). For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this transfer plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this transfer plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).

Common Prerequisites

These are courses that are required for the noted major at Florida public universities. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at

Math Pathways

A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the Arts/Humanities/Communications/Design path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed Valencia College application
  • Submit a completed Valencia College A.A. Pre-Major: Dance Performance Audition Application
  • Have a successful audition
  • Have degree-seeking student status indicated in your official Valencia record

Further information about the admission process is available at and from the Arts and Entertainment Division on East Campus.

Program expenses are given in the Financial section of this catalog.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in dance technique and performance.
  • Demonstrate an individual choreographic voice through the development of abstract and structured creative work.
  • Show evidence of performance elements through artistry, musicality, projection of character and intent, and the refinement of personal technical clarity and movement comprehension.
Communications Credits
Humanities Credits
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~3
Mathematics Credits
Recommended Core MGF 1106 (GR) +*~3
Recommended MGF 1107 (GR) +*~3
Science Credits
ScienceSee Gen. Ed. CoreRequirement ~3
ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement ~3
Social Science Credits
Social Science See Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
Social ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~3
Additional Common Prerequisites
DAA 1104CModern Dance I for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 1204CBallet I for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 2610CDance Composition & Improvisation I for Pre-Majors +*#3
DAA 1105CModern Dance II for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 1205CBallet II for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 2611CDance Composition & Improvisation II for Pre-Majors +*#3
DAA 2206CBallet III for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 2682CPerformance Ensemble: Valencia Dance Theatre for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 1160CModern Dance III for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 1650CDance Production +*#1
DAA 1680CRepertory I for Pre-Majors +*#3
DAA 2106CIntermediate Modern Dance I for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 2107CIntermediate Modern Dance II for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 2207CIntermediate Ballet I for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 2219CIntermediate Ballet II for Pre-Majors +*#1
DAA 1681CRepertory II for Pre-Majors +*#3
Total Credit Hours60

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.


This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.


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