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The Department of Dance at Slippery Rock University promotes dance as an art form through the creative, technical, expressive and intellectual development of each student. The dance faculty members offer personalized attention to each individual. 

Superior educational experiences in performance, choreography, and teaching, with additional components of wellness for dancers and dance technology, will prepare students for their chosen profession and role in society. 

Slippery Rock University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

NASD is the official accrediting body for dance programs in higher education and professional studio schools. In order to achieve and maintain accreditation, the Department of Dance at Slippery Rock University has had to show compliance with rigorous standards as established by NASD. The Department of Dance has held accreditation since 2000.

Kaitlyn Dye- SRU Dance Major
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Dye for her selection and outstanding performance in the National American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in May 2012.

Department of Dance
Ms. Ursula Payne, Chairperson
Professor of Dance
114 West Gym
Phone: 724-738-4509
Fax:  724-738-4524

Credit for photos on this website: Dave Garson, Bruce Davis, and Michael Boone.

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"What makes SRU dance unique is the depth and variety of the program. It offers a breadth of coursework required to launch a professional career."
-Creative Colleges: A guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers, 2008