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Dance Performance

Centennial College’s Dance Performance program, the ultimate stepping stone to becoming a professional dancer, helps you dance your way to a fulfilling career.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $15,385
Location: Toronto, Canada

Facilitated by the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, the dynamic Dance Performance program is on the cutting edge of what’s new, innovative, current and popular in today’s dance culture. This college diploma program focuses on helping you to develop a high standard of performance and technical dance skills in:

  • Commercial dance
  • Hip-hop
  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Cultural
  • World trends
  • Indigenous North American dance forms
  • Acrobatics
  • Singing
  • Choreography
  • Pas de deux

In addition to learning technical dance skills, you take courses that nurture and enrich the mind-body connection and enhance the ability for storytelling. Throughout the two years you spend in the Dance – Performance program, you also learn and develop the skills and tools needed to cope with issues such as self and body image, stress, rejection, nutrition and better understand anatomy and injury prevention.

With a learning environment that reflects today’s industry, you graduate with a professional resume, photos and dance show-reel. You will also possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a professional attitude and instruction ability within the training and performance environment.

Program Highlights

  • You acquire performance skills at professional, artistic and technical levels.
  • A field placement in the final semester provides a valuable opportunity to work in the industry.
  • Both the field placement and the Dance Performance program’s industry connections allow you to network, learn and work with industry professionals who are in demand worldwide.
  • At the Story Arts Centre, you collaborate with students in photography, film, television, music, art and theatre programs.
  • The Dance Performance program’s practical, hands-on and entrepreneurial approach prepares you for sustainable dance-related careers directly upon graduation.

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Professional dancer
  • Instructor
  • Choreographer
  • Studio owner

Areas of Employment

Among the areas in which you may find employment are national and international venues and industries such as:

  • Theatres
  • Broadway
  • London’s West End
  • Television
  • Feature films
  • Cruise ships
  • Theme parks

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