"Dance has the power to communicate and evoke responses.  It provides a means for self-expression and enables the participants and viewers to feel and experience the joy of moving" 

The Dance Department at Evergreen College is thriving. As you cross campus and enter the latest and greatest Visual Performing Arts building, you will hear music, laughter and joy humming throughout the building and studio.  Students register for dance classes not only to grow and learn the artistry of dance, but also to foster wellness, creativity, expression and communication into movement.  Classes are offered to support General Education requirements as well as elective and lifelong learning courses.

The purpose of our Program is to bring students from various backgrounds and cultures together in the spirit of dance, movement and overall health.  Dance is an art, as well as a form of exercise, so we encourage overall wellness in our classes.  We strive to educate the student in the field of dance in both theory and practical studio work.  Whether in a lecture setting or activity class, students learn to discover dance through group work, presentations and performances.  Classes are offered in a variety of levels, including fundamentals, beginning, intermediate and high intermediate. 

For additional questions, please contact Elizabeth Falvey at

​Dance Certificate of Specialization- 9 Units
Available Spring 2017



The Certificate of Specialization in Dance is an opportunity for students to grow and develop in the area of Dance.  The certificate includes a lecture class as well as various genres and levels of dance technique.  Students will learn both Beginning and Intermediate skills in Modern, Jazz and Social (Ballroom) dance techniques.  Focus will be on foundation, form, alignment, flexibility, technique, body awareness, phrasing, musicality, loco-motor patterns of movement, choreography and performance in each of the styles.  Students will also learn about the background and history of Dance by taking Dance Appreciation.  The Certificate will enhance the students' knowledge in history while simultaneously giving practical experience and guidance to the dancer.  Students will gain a strong foundation in an array of dance genres.  This certificate is recommended for students who want to enhance their skills in dance, teach dance at a studio or possibly major or minor in dance. ​



Dance Appreciation



Modern Dance, Beginning



Modern Dance, Intermediate



Jazz Dance, Beginning



Jazz Dance, Intermediate



Social Dance



Intermediate Social Dance


Evergreen Dance: Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically compare various dance genres on the basis of movement, historic context, and as an expression of self and culture.
  2. Apply proper posture, alignment, foundation, vocabulary and performance quality to a variety of dance techniques
  3. Demonstrate effective communication, behavior and teamwork necessary for artistic collaboration and group work within a population of varied backgrounds.
  4. Create and perform original dance choreography using the principles of composition in class or for a live public performance.
  5. Demonstrate proper dance vocabulary and theatre etiquette as a student, performer or audience member.​

Contact Info:

​​Brad Carothers
Dean, Social Science, Humanities, Arts & Physical Education

Bianca Lopez​
Sr. Administrative Assistant​
(408) 223-6792
MS3 Building, SA-246​

​FACULTY​​Elizabeth Falvey​

Social Science, Humanities, Arts & PE Division

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