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 $38,000 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.

Dance at Central Piedmont

The Details

  • Program Options

    Earn an Associate in Arts - dance (A10100D). The college catalog details program options currently available at Central Piedmont as well as program eligibility and course requirements.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer general education course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Corporate and Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career and College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Requirements

    For detailed information on the Associate in Arts - dance course and program requirements, visit the Central Piedmont Community College catalog.

  • Available Courses, Locations, and Delivery Methods

    For detailed information on dance courses at Central Piedmont, visit the college catalog. Course offerings, delivery methods, and location availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm current course offering locations and delivery methods using Schedule Builder.

  • Explore Careers

    Visit Central Piedmont's Career Coach for detailed career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

  • Costs and Aid

    Central Piedmont provides real-world, affordable, hands-on education and career training. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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  • Admitted Students - Find Your Faculty Advisor

    Students at Central Piedmont have a faculty advisor for each program of study offered. The faculty advisor for dance students is Clay Daniel.