What will I learn?

This nationally renowned and rigorous program provides a comprehensive dance education that is compatible with other academic disciplines for students desiring a double major. Some popular major choices are Exercise Science, Business, Theater, Therapeutic Recreation Services, Communications, and Education; however, many other majors such as Public Health, History, Mathematics, and Parks and Recreation are also selected. The BA in dance can be completed in four years or on a compressed 3-year accelerated schedule.

Students can register for a dance audition here.

Why Choose Dance?

Dance is a viable and exciting academic and artistic pursuit. Studying dance can lead to many different career paths in the field and in dance related fields. Our professional faculty and staff members are known for their excellence and ability to educate dancers, and will assist students in reaching their chosen career paths.

What Will You Learn?

Through SRU's Dance program, you'll learn to expand and perfect your artistic and research abilities through various courses in performance, choreography, dance history, wellness for dance and teaching. Students may train in the following dance technique styles: jazz, hip hop, ballet, contemporary/modern, improvisation, Indian Classical Dance, Afro-Colombian Dance and Contemporary Partnering.

Careers In Dance

Graduates from the SRU Dance program have been accepted into excellent graduate programs. Our alumni have also gone on to successful careers as

Professional dancers and choreographers

Dance faculty at performing arts high schools and university programs

Dance studio owners and teachers

Artistic directors and administrators

Videographers and photographers

Wellness and fitness specialists

Adapted dance instructors

Costume and lighting designers

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$15,895.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August, December 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts

1 Morrow Way,

SLIPPERY ROCK,

Pennsylvania,

16057, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants who have not enrolled in any post secondary institution since graduating high school should apply as freshmen. Advanced standing may be considered for those students who have completed IB programs, GCE A-levels (advanced or advanced subsidiary) examinations.

For international students

International applicants who have not enrolled in any post secondary institution since graduating high school should apply as freshmen. Advanced standing may be considered for those students who have completed IB programs, GCE A-levels (advanced or advanced subsidiary) examinations.

English language requirements: Applicants must score a minimum of 61 on the internet based test (iBT), a minimum of 500 on the written test or a minimum of a 173 on the computer based test. Applicants must receive an overall IELTS score at band 6.0 or above.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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