Dance - Indian River State College
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An Associate Degree in Dance provides an inclusive education covering liberal-arts topics such as math, science, history and literature, along with art and art history to prepare you for a broad range of careers. You will use your creative skills and body to communicate ideas, stories, rhythm and sound through many types of dance such as ballet, folk, ethnic, tap, jazz and modern dance.

Students interested in pursuing a degree in Theatre, Music or Dance should contact the Performing Arts Department prior to registering for classes due to audition requirements for certain classes and valuable scholarship opportunities, 772-462-7727.

Once You Complete the Program

Transfer your credits to a four-year Baccalaureate program at a university, with experience performing as a solo artist or in groups. You may also choose to teach or choreograph dance. Employment opportunities with national dance groups, movie and television studios, gyms, amusement parks and cruise ships will continue to be available.

 Performing Arts 2021 Audition Dates

Attention: High School Seniors & High School Graduates

Auditions will be held virtually and accepted February 1 through April 15. 

Instrumental Music Program
String, Brass, Woodwind and Percussion

Theatre, Dance or Technical Theatre
Scholarship Program

Vocal Music Program

To receive a virtual audition link and for additional information, contact Rebecca Shearer at 772-462-7727 or

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Dance

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Dance A.A.

Complete your first two years of college at IRSC, and you’re guaranteed the right to transfer as a junior to a Bachelor’s Degree program at a Florida public university—or continue in a Bachelor’s Degree program at IRSC.

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