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Dance students mid-routine. Photo was taken pre-COVID.

Dance, B.A.

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance encourages collaboration across disciplines and provides opportunities to explore dance through the study of technique, history, theory, technology, choreography, pedagogy, anatomy and physiology, and production. Secondary admission.

World-Renowned Faculty

GVSU dance courses are taught by world-renowned faculty and guest artists.

Small Class Sizes

Class sizes are small and offer each student individual attention from dance faculty.

Performance Opportunities

In addition to classes, workshops, informal showings, and student choreography concerts, dance students have the opportunity to perform with the GVSU Dance Company.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree offers students extensive training to develop and refine techniques in various idioms of dance. A minor is also available. Students develop abilities through a range of courses combining practical and theoretical skills emphasizing critical thought and independence. Participation in the dance program is by audition only. Visit for audition information and an application.

Why Study Dance at Grand Valley?

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