Degree Outcomes

  • Career options include performance and choreography positions, as well as arts administration and teaching in a school or community setting.
  • Graduates of the program have pursued careers in lighting and costume design for dance, dance science/medicine, dance history, dance notation, graphic design for dance, dance photography, writing about dance, and dance technology.

The Student Experience

  • A variety of internships are available in schools and community dance settings.
  • Students can work with the community outreach program, Dancers Connect.
  • To connect students to the profession, the school regularly brings in master teachers and guest choreographers.
  • The school produces 10–12 concerts each year with many opportunities for undergraduates to perform. Typically, choreography by undergraduate students is showcased in two concerts each year.
  • Students have opportunities to participate in Prime Movers, a social and educational club responsible for annual concerts of student work, and Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity.
  • An arts-based living community, “Studio 91” in Cone Residence Hall, features music, theater, and dance practice rooms; music composition computer lab; drawing lounge; and arts-related programs and events.
  • Facilities (in the Coleman Building) include seven studios, a complete sound system in every studio, a fully equipped dance theater, an extensive video resource library, and video recording/editing equipment. Live accompaniment is provided for many technique classes.

The School of Dance curriculum includes:

  • Four levels of contemporary dance, three levels of ballet, three levels of jazz, three levels of African dance, two levels of hip-hop, two levels of tap, and dance for musical theatre.
  • Classes in improvisation, global dance forms, performance/repertory, choreography, dance history, screen dance, dance production and technology, body sciences and somatic practices for dance, dance entrepreneurship, administration, and dance education.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Schools of Dance
  • American College Dance Association
  • National Dance Education Organization
  • N.C. National Dance Education Organization

Additional Requirements

An audition is required for undergraduate entry into UNCG dance programs. Auditions are held twice a year — fall and spring — in the Coleman Building. (Dance minors are not required to audition.) More information is online at vpa.uncg.edu/prospective/apply.

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