Dance

Imagine creating a contemporary dance routine inspired by the Aztecs of Mexico, learning the fundamentals of Indian classical dance while practicing the art of yoga in its place of origin, or even being surrounded by an African drum circle and feeling the beat inside as you explore Ghana. 

Dance Study Abroad Programs

Dance

Dominican Republic

Dance techniques and artistic styles have been continuously moving and growing throughout the existence of man throughout every culture. Opportunities for Dance majors include taking courses abroad at another university, internships in the dance community (i.e. at the Flamenco Museum in Sevilla, Spain through ELAP), or direct enrollment into the dance program abroad of your choice. Improve your own technique and expand your perspective to set you apart from your competitors, create professional relationships, or simply to evoke new inspiration and self-discovery.

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!
  • No restrictions have been identified by the Dance program.
  • Courses will be evaluated on a case to case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

First Year Students

The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
Students may fulfill General Education Foundations and/or Issues requirements abroad.

Sophomore & Upperclassmen Students

  • Once you have selected a program to be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months before departing for your program.
     
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and External options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
     
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
     
  • Students can fulfill the General Education Foundation requirements abroad as well as their General Education Issues requirement (reflection paper required). If you take at least 3 credits abroad, your Global Perspectives General Education requirement will automatically be fulfilled.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

   

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

 

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options. 

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External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Varies

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

   

External

Brazil

CIEE: Study Abroad in Sao Paulo

   

External

Costa Rica

PAA: Circus Arts (Volunteering)

     

External

India

CIEE: Study Abroad in Hyderabad

   

External

Ireland

PAA: Blas Intensive Dance Program

   

 

External

Ireland

PAA: Dance in Limerick

     

External

Italy

PAA: Dance in Florence

     

External

New Zealand

Arcadia University: Study Abroad at Otago

   

External

United Kingdom

CIEE: Study Abroad at Laban

     

External

United Kingdom

PAA: Dance in London

     

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Dr. Beth Gibbs
Music, Theatre, Dance
1322 Performing Arts Center
(616) 331-2577

gibbsb@gvsu.edu