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The Dance department includes a wide range of activity courses that emphasize dance techniques and styles for students at beginning through experienced levels. In addition, the program provides a progression of studies in dance that includes choreography and dance for production.



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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362

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The mission of the Physical Education and Recreation Division is to provide knowledge that encourages positive lifestyle practices, attitudes and values. The division is committed to promoting continual self-assessment and personal growth to enrich the quality of life.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in dance technique and movement.
  • Memorize and perform choreography and movement combinations.
  • Demonstrate improvement in coordination, stamina, and rhythmic ability.
  • Critique dance in terms of technique, styles, choreography, performance, and theatrical elements.
  • Assess fitness level as it relates to the demands of Dance.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should plan their programs at Walla Walla Community College in accordance with the requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer.

To earn the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, a student must complete at least 90 credit hours in college transfer courses numbered 100 or above with a minimum college-level grade point average of 2.0, and include a minimum of 63 credit hours in general education courses. Courses cross-listed in two subject areas can be counted for credit in only one area. (See AA-DTA in the Degrees section of the catalog.)

Preparation for Success

Because of the strenuous and time-consuming training required, some dancers view formal education as secondary. However, a broad, general education including music, literature, history, and the visual arts is helpful in the interpretation of dramatic episodes, ideas, and feelings. Dancers sometimes conduct research to learn more about the part they are playing.