The Department of Music and Dance encourages collaboration across disciplines and provides opportunities to explore innovative areas in dance technique, history, theory, technology, choreography, pedagogy, anatomy and physiology, and production.
The B.A. in dance offers students extensive training to develop and refine techniques in various idioms of dance. A minor is also available. Students develop their abilities through a wide range of courses combining practical and theoretical skills that emphasize critical thought and independence. Participation in the dance program is by audition only. An audition schedule and application form can be found at gvsu.edu/dance/.
Students study a variety of topics, including:
Dance graduates go on to careers as varied as:
“The dance program at GVSU has allowed me to grow individually as a performing artist, choreographer, and student. The rigors of dance theory, technique classes and contact with students and faculty, offered me the opportunity to experience an amazing network of dance resources from guest artists, master classes, and attending ACDFA. I would encourage all dancers to look at this program.”