CCBC Dance Program

Program Coordinator: 

Tommy Parlon
443-840-1127 or

To learn more about the Dance Program and view a videotaped interview with the Program Coordinator, click on one of the following links:

Click here for on campus viewing.

Click here for off-campus viewing.

Degrees Offered:

A.A. (Associate of Arts)
A.F.A. (Associate of Fine Arts)

These degree programs are designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Dance. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

It is required that students who wish to pursue studies in these transfer patterns speak with the Dance program coordinator before registering for courses. The sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institutions. The CCBC Dance program is administered at CCBC Essex. Dance classes are offered on all CCBC campuses.

NOTE: Although these patterns follow a two-year plan, students who work more than 15 hours per week or have other major obligations outside of school are advised to take fewer courses each semester over a longer period of time. Students who work 25 hours or more are advised to take 12 credits or less each semester.

See what our students and faculty have to say:

The mission of the Dance Program of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is to inspire students to participate in all aspects of dance as an art form and to foster the artistic, intellectual and spiritual growth of dancers by instilling in them a commitment to artistic and personal excellence. The CCBC Dance Program provides students with opportunities to experience and learn about a broad spectrum of dance including: classical ballet, modern dance, improvisation, choreography, jazz, tap, hip hop and global dance forms. Students will learn and develop the physical, artistic and technical skills necessary to communicate through dance and to articulate their knowledge of dance.

The dance program is housed in two studios in the Wellness Building on the Essex campus. Both studios have recently installed American Harlequin sprung flooring and marley surface, internet access with smart carts and video projectors., multi input-sound systems and ballet barres.

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