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College of Arts & Sciences
Dance Program

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Our undergraduate program combines a rigorous dance classroom and studio environment with the depth and breadth of an excellent liberal arts education.   The dance program, founded by Professor Susan E. Anderson, has established a long legacy of excellence. The program attracts highly motivated students from across the country and abroad, who are committed to rigorous development of their natural abilities through study combined with practice, leading to a life enriched by the art of dance.

Working from a solid foundational core of dance courses, students have the option of developing additional competencies with an emphasis in either Performance and Choreography or Dance Education K-12 Certification.  All majors in both emphases study together in studio, performance, choreography and dance academic coursework. Dance Education K-12 Certification students begin their dance education course work after completing the foundational courses, however they continue studio and performance work with Performance and Choreography emphasis majors.  

Our experienced studio faculty strives to instill a sound foundation of guided practice in the disciplines and principles of classical ballet, contemporary dance and jazz.  The program has a long established specialty in ballet infused with the energy of cutting-edge contemporary dance.


Click the links at left or below for more information about our dance degree tracks.


Dance BA: Emphasis in Performance and Choreography


Dance BA: Dance Education K-12 Certification


Dance Minor