What You Will Learn

The career path options for individuals with a degree in dance are numerous
with positions as a performer, choreographer, teacher, arts administrator, dance
science specialist and much more.

At County College of Morris, the Dance Program is an ideal preparation for
transferring into a four-year college or university dance program with rigorous
training in ballet, modern dance, choreography, performance, dance history and
body sciences.

Why Study Dance at CCM?

Students enrolled in the Dance Program at County College of Morris have the
opportunity to study in a state-of-the-art studio lab equipped with cutting-edge
video technology, premiere audio equipment and resilient flooring. With a small
faculty-to-student ratio, students receive generous individual attention to aid in
mastery of their craft. Students pursue varied performance opportunities in both
the Music Technology Building Performance Lab and the Student Community
Center Auditorium.

The Dance Program faculty are artist educators who are active in the dance field
as performers and choreographers.

Career Opportunities

  • Dancer in a ballet or contemporary dance company, opera house or musical theater company
  • Dancer at a large-scale theme park, Las Vegas production or smaller production on a cruise line
  • Dancer for music videos and commercials
  • Choreographer
  • Dance notator
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Grant writing, development and finance for arts organizations
  • Dance critic
  • Dance historian
  • Dance anthropologist Artist management and representation
  • Dance teacher
  • Dance videographer or photographer
  • Dance or movement therapist

Where You Can Go

Students who receive an Associate of Fine Arts in Dance from County College of Morris generally transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. Dance majors prepare audition materials for selected Bachelor of Fine Arts dance departments in their final year of study at County College of Morris.

Students from our dance program have successfully transferred to the following college and university dance

  • Hofstra University
  • Hunter College
  • Montclair State University
  • New York University Tisch School of the Arts
  • Point Park University
  • Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Stockton University
  • Temple University
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of the Arts


Students who receive an Associate of Fine Arts in Dance from County College of Morris are also successful in entering the workforce directly as dance instructors in private dance studios.

A career in dance is a fulfilling life in the arts that requires skills beyond the simple execution of movement. The nature of dance develops strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills, problem solving skills and teamwork.

Dance requires organization, attention to details and discipline. These skills and attributes are essential for success in the workforce.

Contact Info

Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies Department
Music Technology Building, Room 202

Professor Marielaine R. Mammon