Barton Community College provides a wonderful opportunity for you to receive an education while continuing an education in dance technique and performance. Interested in learning more about joining the Barton Dance team? Check out our membership information!
Dance Curriculum Guides
The Dance curriculum is committed to the education of dancers by establishing a solid foundation of technical training coupled with artistic and aesthetic qualities and a rounded understanding of contemporary dance.
Barton is one of the only community colleges in the midwest offering an Associates of Arts Degree in dance. For a student who has the desire to enter a four year school as a dance major, this program provides the foundation needed to succeed.
Our resident student dance company is BDT (Barton Dance Theater). The company performs in the fall at the Wichita State University in the Kansas Dance Festival. In the spring BDT performs a dance concert at Barton. Throughout the academic year the BDT will have various additional opportunities to perform within the community.
Associate in Art
Barton Cheer and Dance are two highly regarded programs that have been around for 30 plus years. We like to pride our programs on hard work and dedication. We strive to have the very best programs and want to keep striving for the highest standard. Read below to learn about each program, led by head coach Amanda Schnoebelen.
Dance currently competes at National Dance Association Collegiate Competition held in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Dance team competes in Division III among Junior Colleges and four-year Universities and recently placed 6th in an extremely completive division. Visit the Barton Dance webpage for more information.
The Barton Cheer team has also been competing for 30 plus years at National Cheer Association Collegiate Competition, also held in Daytona Beach, Florida. Visit the Barton Cheer webpage for more information.