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MOVE with us!

The Austin Community College dance department invites you to MOVE with us!  Join us as we set out on a great adventure, moving from our Rio Grande Campus home of many years to brand new, state-of-the-art facilities at the Highland Mall Campus. We will be making several stops along the way!

We are kicking off May 11 at 7pm, with our Spring 2017 Dance Informance, the very last dance event at our beloved Rio Grande Campus! We are saying farewell as the campus undergoes major, much needed renovation. We’ve invited current and former students to bring dance work and help us mark this significant moment! Featuring choreography by Rachael B., Marilyn C., Lindsey G., Arnica G., Roman M., Atticus R., Sarah W. and more!

This summer, we will be MOVING all over Austin! We will be dancing our way through various off-campus locations and “sites”! We have partnered with top-notch dance studios, Café Dance and First Street Studio to be able to bring you quality dance education during construction! Check out our summer course lineup here!

This fall, we are MOVING into a shopping mall repurposed for higher education! Plans for our “Highland East” interim dance studio theater are well under way. So starting Fall 2017, all dance studio classes will be held at the new Highland Campus!

The final step of our MOVE with us! campaign will be marked by ACC dance students and faculty, as they jeté into brand new state-of-the-art facilities, to include a modern dance studio theater, rehearsal studio, blackbox theater, and oh so much more! Follow the progress of the Highland Campus buildout here!

MOVE with us!

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Austin Community College offers an Associate Degree in Dance. The program gives students an opportunity to complete the first two years of study towards a BA or a BFA, explore a career in dance, take classes for their Creative Arts elective, and become more educated patrons of the arts.

The dance department offers students an opportunity to investigate the dance field and supports them in finding their own niche within the field. Based in contemporary/modern dance and recognizing each individual’s unique life experience and cultural background, the program encourages students to express themselves through the creation and performance of dance works. Opportunities are also available to serve as a “company member” while working with professional choreographers and instructors in the performance classes.

Experience in the dance field is also available through Service Learning opportunities. Dance production students can receive college credit for interning with professional dance companies. They get first–hand experience producing shows, working on marketing and publicity teams and administering the business side of a non-profit arts organization.

For folks looking for enrichment, all ACC dance classes are open to the community through the continuing education department. Community dance courses allow students who are not on a degree path to enjoy dance with the same college professors who teach courses in the degree plan. And community courses are affordable, with well-below-market course fees!

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For-credit students
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Calendar

May 30, 2017
  • Summer History and Appreciation of Dance Start Date! May 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:55 am ACC Highland Campus Room 1305

    DANC 2303 History and Appreciation of Dance with Jessica Coxe
    May 30-July 6; 10:00-11:55am

    Take care of a core curriculum requirement or sign up for some serious fun!
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    An introductory survey course in the history and development of primitive, classical, and contemporary dance forms. Involves a study of stylistically authentic dances from several of the major periods based on research and films. This is a GREAT class!

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  • Summer Modern Dance Class Start Date! May 30, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:05 pm First Street Studio

    Modern Dance with Sunny Shen

    Location: First Street Studio
    May 30th - Jul 6th (6 Weeks)
    MTWTh @ 11:30 AM - 2:05 PM
    This course is designed to provide students without prior dance training experience and those beginning in dance, an opportunity to learn and systematically practice fundamental movement principles and vocabulary of technique and movement expression in modern dance. This is a practice-based class where students will learn movements through instructor guided physical demonstration, verbal instruction, creative application and reflective feedback. Students will actively engage through the process of observing, improvising, practicing and performing in the class.

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  • Summer Site Dance Performance Class Start Date! May 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:35 pm

    DANC 1151 "Performance of Site-Dance" with Melissa Watt
    May 30-July 6; 5:00-7:35pm

    Site-dance is a performance that takes place not on a stage but at an alternative location such as a museum lobby or a grassy hillside. This class will regularly meet at off-campus locations. For more information, email melissa.watt@austincc.edu or call (512) 223-3348.
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May 31, 2017
  • Summer Ballet Class Start Date! May 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:35 pm Café Dance, 3307 Hancock Dr., Suite B, Austin, TX 78731

    DANC 1141 Ballet 1
    Join us at the BARRE!!​
    Ballet with Kathy Dunn Hamrick
    May 31st - Jul 31st (9 Weeks)
    MWF @ 1:00 PM - 2:35 PM
    At Cafe Dance
    Ballet I is great for students with no dance experience at all as well as for dancers who want to brush up on previous dance training. Students can expect to master an amazing amount of material during the summer session. Join us at Cafe Dance, a beautiful studio located near Mopac and 45th.
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