Professional Dance Training and Dance for Fun!

SCC Dance is a nationally recognized and award-winning dance program. We provide a safe and encouraging environment and have classes for students of all ages and levels in various styles of dance. We train our students using sound kinesiological practices to foster effective and efficient movement. Our faculty are passionate experts in the field and are collectively here to help all our students attain their dancing goals. We have 3 degree/certificate options for students wanting to study dance for a future career in the profession. There are many performance and choreographic opportunities and we bring in 3 or more nationally well-known guest artists per year to teach free master classes and set choreography on our performance classes. When you come to SCC to dance you become a part of the Dancing Artichoke family!

Degree Options

Certificate of Completion (CCL) Dance Performance and Technology

  • 2 years minimum
  • Approximately $4,456*

Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Dance Performance and Technology

  • 2 years + summer classes minimum
  • Approximately $6,348*

Associates of Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) Dance

  • 3 years + summer classes minimum
  • Approximately $8,004*

*For Maricopa County residents. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program is available at


  • Recipient of 14 Vibrant Arts Grants as well as numerous MCLI Learning Grants and Visiting Artist Grants
  • Gala Honors at numerous regional American College Dance Association conferences
  • National Honors for student and faculty choreography from the American College Dance Association

After Graduation

SCC graduates have gone on to attend ASU, UofA, Trinity Laban (London), University of Utah, CalArts, Sam Houston State University, Southern Methodist University, Southern Utah University, Cornish College of the Arts, Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, Dominican University, join local & national performing companies, as well as work as teachers, videographers, photographers, dance company directors, dance production technicians and lighting designers.

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