Earn an Associate of Arts in dance from Central Piedmont.

What You Will Learn

Dance at Central Piedmont is set up as a conservatory, where your technique is honed and emphasized. Choose from classical ballet courses, modern dance courses, or do it all.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

With the dance curriculum at Central Piedmont, you can get a quality dance education in the most beautiful studios in Charlotte for 1/3 the price. Our dance faculty are knowledgeable and experienced: the department chair, Clay Daniel, has performed with three professional dance companies and has been published in the “Dance Research” journal.

Due to our Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with the 17 public universities in North Carolina, you can transfer up to 60 general education and major course credits to a UNC institution — meaning you can enter a four-year, public college as a junior. Many students choose this path in order to not incur a lot of student debt. That's because at Central Piedmont, you can save more than $42,000 in tuition over two years, compared to many four-year schools.

Central Piedmont has dance transfer agreements with both UNC Charlotte and UNC Greensboro.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

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