Dance Department

With diverse strengths and interests, students thrive in the nationally recognized Florida State College at Jacksonville Dance Program. 

The Dance Department at Florida State College at Jacksonville promotes a strong technical foundation, collaboration, and creative exploration. Led by acclaimed and dynamic faculty members, students learn and perform in state-of-the-art facilities, including two movement studios, the SOMA Center, and the beautiful Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts.

Dance majors at FSCJ may earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree as they prepare for entry into four-year programs and careers in dance. Our graduates have been accepted into programs at Alvin Ailey School, New World School of the Arts, University of South Florida, Jacksonville University, and many more. The faculty works closely with dance majors, mentoring one-on-one, preparing them for success, and cultivating a community of dance artists and scholars with diverse points of view. Auditions for FSCJ’s Dance Repertory company are held every fall and spring. Company members represent the college at the American College Dance Association, are eligible to apply for Talent Scholarships, work with guest artists, travel, and perform extensively throughout the year.  

Dance is for everyone: Get Moving, FSCJ!
Dance classes offer opportunities for health and wellness, creative enrichment, and personal growth. Introductory classes in dance technique are offered every semester. Courses offered include: Contemporary/Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Pilates, Dance Appreciation, Dance Composition, Improvisation, and Special Topics in Dance. And as part of our health and wellness campaign, Get Moving, FSCJ!, a new Yoga course has been added.