The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago features a nationally respected academic program leading to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Dance. The curriculum focuses on developing skill, personal voice and maturity in the dance artist – as dancer, choreographer and teacher. Challenging technique courses across a range of styles, combined with the study of improvisation, composition, dance history and theory, music and technical theater, provide students with essential learning and practice, preparing them for professional and graduate endeavors in dance. Many of these classes are also open to the public. The Dance Center’s faculty comprises working artists, enhanced by an array of visiting artist-teachers of national and international stature.