Ballet. Jazz. Modern. World. Whether you are new to dance or already working in the field and looking to perfect your technique and acquire teaching skills, OCC’s highly respected Dance program can help explore or build upon your passion for dance. Our program can prepare you to become a dance performer or a dance instructor. We also offer Pilates teacher training, which will enable you to expand and apply your skills in yet another direction. The median annual income for professional dancers in California is about $35,880, and studios, as well as employers such as Disney are always looking for new talent! Pilates instructors earn between $25-$50 per hour in studios and gyms. Picture yourself doing what you love every day – read on to learn more about the programs our college offers.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Classical Dance of India
Appreciation of Dance
Kinesiology for Dance
Did you know?
Projected employment for dance performers in California is expected to increase by 12 percent through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in dance, and earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
Christina Anchondo, M.S.
CTE Outreach Specialist
Katie Ottoson, M.S.
Counselor, CTE and