Centennial College

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Dance - Performance

Centennial College

Faculty:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Dance, General
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,195
International: $17,343

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.



Centennial College's Dance Performance program, the ultimate stepping-stone to becoming a professional dancer, will help you dance your way to a fulfilling career.Facilitated by the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, The dynamic Dance Performance program is on the cutting edge of what's new, innovative, current and popular in today's dance culture. This college diploma program will focus on helping you develop a high standard of performance and technical dance skills and understanding professional industry standards and expectations. With a holistic approach, this program not only focuses on the physical aspects of dance but strives to build a strong sense of self-esteem, confidence and self-belief.

In addition to learning technical dance skills, you'll take courses that will nurture and enrich the mind-body connection and enhance your storytelling abilities. Throughout the two years of the Dance Performance program, you'll also learn and develop skills and tools to cope with issues such as self and body image, stress, rejection, nutrition, and a better understanding of anatomy and injury prevention. With a learning environment that reflects today's industry, you'll graduate with a professional resume, photos and dance show-reel. You'll also possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a professional attitude, and instruction ability within the training and performance environment.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older).
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission.
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
      Applicants are required to have previous training in any style of dance. All candidates must attend a mandatory program admission session where you will audition by: performing a solo routine in any style of dance; and performing taught steps in ballet, jazz and hip-hop. During your audition you will be assessed and evaluated on the following criteria: basic dance knowledge and technique; strength and flexibility; and ability to learn and perform taught choreography. Please bring a resume to submit and discuss. The resume should include the following information: dance training, dance experience, dance awards and certificates (if any), and dance examination results (if any). If candidates are unable to attend the program admission session in-person, a showreel and resume can be submitted for review and evaluation. Note: After applying, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to prepare for and book your program admission session.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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