Department of Dance
Education in Motion
Through the Dance Department’s commitment to diverse dance techniques and teaching methods, students gain a comprehensive knowledge of dance forms and practices, as well as practical experience in a variety of dance environments. Faculty are committed to helping students develop the critical-thinking skills they need to excel as dance professionals, while providing a comprehensive arts foundation to help them become arts-literate citizens with knowledge and skills that have direct application in their roles as dancers, choreographers and teachers or in a variety of fields.
Our BA in Dance encompasses both technical training and a solid theoretical foundation, including rigorous exploration of dance history and criticism. The department also offers an interdisciplinary minor in dance and an education program for those seeking teacher certification. Two mainstage productions are performed each academic year in the 1300-seat Rondileau Campus Center auditorium, featuring choreography by students, faculty and special guests.