Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Dance promotes your artistic and personal development by providing technical and creative dance studies in a supportive learning community.

The program includes a variety of courses to enhance your understanding, skills and appreciation of dance, whether pursuing dance as a career or simply exploring the personal benefits. Accomplished instructors mentor students, challenging them to think creatively and helping them identify goals. Opportunities for performance and practical work experience are available. For students who desire a career in dance but are not sure where to begin, Tri-C offers an accessible, affordable and quality program to gain hands-on experience, explore creativity and identify a pathway to a sustainable career.

Tri-C collaborates with arts organizations to offer master classes, residencies and live performances. Students have worked with local, national and international dance professionals. We also provide opportunities to collaborate with fellow Tri-C students and faculty in disciplines such as media arts/film, recording arts and technology, music, theater and more.

Students interested in advanced dance studies should plan to pursue an Associate of Arts degree at Tri-C and transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree. Visit the Transfer Center webpage to view available transfer pathways/articulation agreements from Tri-C to four-year partner schools.


The Dance program is designed to support transfer to a four-year institution. With additional education and experience, graduates can aspire to the following positions: performer, choreographer, teacher, dance therapist, entrepreneur or business owner (e.g., dance or fitness studio owner), dance accompanist, or dance or movement researcher.

Learn more about dance courses at Tri-C. 

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