Build Your Future as a Dance Teacher

Designed to prepare the student to teach creative movement at a variety of locations, such as community centers and private dance studios.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to teach creative movement in the style of ballet, modern, jazz as well as ethnic dance forms.
  • Demonstrate acquired dance training and practical skills to qualify for work in community centers, private dance studios, and other venues.
  • Create choreographed beginning dance sequences in in the style of ballet, modern and jazz dance.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Kathleen Whalen
kwhalen@fullcoll.edu
714-992-7488

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Dance Instructor

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors. For example, some organizations may open their own exercise facilities onsite to promote employee wellness.

Other employment growth will come from the continuing emphasis on exercise to combat obesity and encourage healthier lifestyles for people of all ages. In particular, the baby-boom generation should continue to remain active to help prevent injuries and illnesses associated with aging.

Participation in yoga and Pilates is expected to continue to increase, driven partly by older adults who want low-impact forms of exercise and relief from arthritis and other ailments.

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Kathleen Whalen

Physical Education

Average Salary in this Field

$23,990 to

$115,490 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Dancer

Dance Teacher

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