Why choose Dance at PPCC
The Dance program at PPCC will bring out your natural talents in movement, giving you the skills to become a well-rounded dance artist, capable of pursuing a variety of diverse paths. Whether you're a beginner or advanced student, we are here to aid you on your journey. You can now earn your Degree with Designation in Dance and choose to transfer to earn your Bachelor's degree and/or apply your talents as a performer, choreographer, studio director or other arts-related position. It should be noted, you do not need to be a Dance Major in order to enroll in any of our classes. PPCC Dance Promo
What do PPCC Dance students study?
The program strives to help each student develop, strengthen and further advance technique in a variety of different dance genres, as well as develop critical thinking skills through creative and scholarly processes. Dance is a unique professional field unlike any other that demands dedication, drive, and determination. The dance profession requires a person to be physically and emotionally strong, flexible, creative, and eager. Upon completion, students will be able to teach dance at studios or in schools, audition for professional companies, create and produce their own work, and/or transfer to a four-year institution to major/minor in dance.
Students who study dance gain an understanding of:
- A variety of dance styles and techniques, and the opportunity to focus in certain dance genres, as well as the opportunity to perform. (Beginner-Advanced Students can study: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Salsa, Belly Dance, Feldenkrais, and/or Dance Performance)
- Compositional strategies as it pertains to creating solo, group, improvisational and dance for camera work.
- The historical & cultural context of dance as an art-form and how this relates and works within society.
Students may study dance for enrichment, fitness and/or to complete and earn a Degree with Designation in Dance.
Classes You Might Take
The Dance field provides a wide variety of job opportunities in all styles, both on stage and off, or behind scenes. A few of these options include:
- Instructor/Studio Owner
- Dance critic
- Dance & Movement therapist
Is the dance profession right for you?
Dance is a unique professional field unlike any other that demands dedication, drive and determination. The dance profession requires a person to be physically and emotionally strong, flexible, creative and eager. Upon completion, students will be able to teach dance at studios or in schools, audition for professional companies, create and produce their own work, and/or transfer to a four-year institution to major/minor in dance.
Wind, Wave, Earth, Ember: a contemporary dance concert
When: Friday, December 3 AND Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 7:30pm each evening
Where: Centennial Campus Mainstage theatre
Admission: FREE, (social distancing & masks required)
Wind, Wave, Earth, Ember is a contemporary dance concert, performed by PPCC’s student dance company, High Altitude Dance Ensemble. The evening includes a multimedia exploration of the elements: air, water, earth, & fire through athletic movement and reflective gesture.
Auditions are held at the end of each semester and prior to the start of each semester. Auditions for Spring 2021 will be held face-to-face (masked and socially distant) at Studio West, room 102 (22 N. Sierra Madre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903). Auditions for Spring 2021 will include Ballet II-IV, Jazz II-IV, Modern II-IV and Dance Performance I-II (Student Company). Auditions are currently TBD, but will occur in late December & early January. (No need to prepare any material, just come ready to take class).
Wind, Wave, Earth, Ember
When: Friday; December 3 AND Saturday, December 4 @ 7:30pm each evening
Location: Centennial Campus Mainstage Theatre
Admission: FREE, (Social Distancing & masks required)
Auditions are held at the end of each semester and before each semester starts for placement in our advanced classes and Dance Performance (Student Company).
Auditions for Fall semester Advanced Dance Classes including: Ballet II-IV, Jazz II-IV, Modern II-IV, Dance Performance I-II (Student Company) will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 OR Monday, August 2, 2021 (masks required) from 10:00 am-12:30 pm @ Studio West, room 102 (22 N. Sierra Madre St; CO Springs 80903). No need to prepare any material, just come ready to dance.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.