Prospective Dance Students

Dance Major (BA/BS)

Dance therapy, studio management, teaching, performance and choreography—the career opportunities you’ll find as a dance major are as varied and powerful as dance styles.

The EMU dance program combines core classes with dance therapy, studio management, teaching, performance and choreography. Modern dance, ballet, dance history, teaching and choreography can be complemented with supplemental jazz, tap, ballroom, hip-hop and world dance forms training.

Your performance and choreographic opportunities include:

  • Appearances with the EMU Moveable Feat dance tour ensemble
  • Main stage concerts in Quirk Theater and Pease Auditorium on the EMU campus
  • Informal showings in Studio 106 and annual participation in the American College Dance Festival

Numerous master classes and guest artist residences will pack power into your performance and academic studies. The Cunningham Company, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Demetrius Klein, Pilobolus, Lyon Opera Ballet and Ron Brown are among our past master classes. Lori Bellilove, Biza Sompa and Lisa Nicks of the Doug Elkins Company have shared their unique talents and skills with guest artist residencies. Jazz and hip-hop choreographers routinely offer classes and opportunities to perform their works.

Read the description of the bachelor's in dance in the catalog.

Dance Minor

A dance minor adds creative expression and professional discipline to your liberal arts education.

Read the description of the minor in dance in the catalog.

Dance Scholarships

Scholarships are available for incoming dance majors. Awards are based on merit and financial aid, and will be determined at the time of audition.