The Grand Valley State University Dance Program pairs rigorous technical training with support of students' personal artistic growth as performers, choreographers, and dance scholars. Through study of modern ballet, jazz, men's technique, and pointe, dancers hone their craft in small classes with one-on-one faculty/student instruction. The GVSU Dance Program enables each dancer to interact within a dynamic group of performers while building a network of resources for their future career.
Dance Majors earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Dance, which offers students the ability to broaden the scope of their dance education beyond performance and technique. For those students interested in continuing their dance training on a less intensive course, we offer the Dance Minor.
As a Dance Major, students perform with a variety of nationally recognized guest and faculty choreographers. This video shows excerpts of works set on the GVSU Dance Company.
See photos of the Fall Dance Concert 2015 here.
This video follows two Dance Majors through the development of their Fall 2015 Senior Capstone Projects culminating in the Senior Dance Concert. Each senior is responsible for a group piece and solo piece.
It also happens to feature "The Swing of Things That No Longer Swing" by Mackenzie Strom which performed at the National Dance College Festival in Washington D.C.
Read more about that in this Dance Spotlight