modern | ballet | jazz | men's technique | pointe
rigorous technical training | small class sizes | professional guest artists in residence
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.
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.
Learn more about the GVSU Dance Program from this video created by Jenny Barreca, a 2018 graduate of the GVSU Dance Program.
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.
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The Dance Program is part of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
The The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance belongs to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life.
Learn more at gvsu.edu/clas/.