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The Dance Program at Shelton State Community College delivers a dynamic and rigorous experience that integrates creativity, technical, performance, and scholarly pursuits designed to prepare the 21st-century artist. Our dance program offers a course of study filled with movement and theory classes for everyone, from the complete novice to the most advanced dancer. You are sure to find your place in our program. Come Dance at Shelton!


The mission of Dance at Shelton is to cultivate and foster artistic growth within every individual. We uplift and amplify students’ voices through dance to further nourish their self-confidence, agency, and identity. Through our curriculum, students are guided towards a worldly awareness of dance being a catalyst for positive change in our communities. The knowledge and training students gain in this program guarantee the development of a well-rounded dancer, choreographer, teacher, and performing artist.


We uphold ethical, sustainable, and progressive practices that are grounded in anti-oppressive pedagogies. Dance at Shelton intentionally works with and for the community in a manner that advocates for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive arts education. Utilizing a range of student-centered approaches, we aim to forge cultural relevance and arts advocacy that centers Dance in global discourse.


    • Transfer to a university-level institution to pursue a degree in dance.
    • Earn a promotion or pay raise if you are a dance studio teacher.
    • Broaden your technical and performance experience in dance.
      • DNC 101 – Dance Appreciation
      • DNC 110 – Introduction to Dance Styles
      • DNC 111 – Elementary Modern I
      • DNC 151 – Elementary Jazz I

Visit the Shelton State Community College Catalog to view a full description of the program’s courses.


Fine Arts Hallway

Room 1902 – Dance Studio

Room 1904 – Dressing Room