The SRU Department of Dance has a proven record of achievement in student choreography. The student dance company (Slippery Rock University Dance Theatre) provides an environment for students to develop their choreographic ideas and refine their performance skills. Students have many opportunities throughout the year to produce their choreography in dance concerts such as the 60X60 Experimental music and dance concert, the annual fall, winter, and Adjudication Concerts and the senior synthesis dance concert. Every year the Department of Dance tours student choreography to a regional American College Dance Festival (http://www.acdfa.org/) where their choreography has been reviewed through an adjudication process and consistently selected to represent the best of the region in the gala concert. In 2004 and 2010, SRU dance majors Francie Lloyd and Todd Englander were selected to present their choreography at the National College Dance Festival at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Choreography, along with performance and teaching, is a main emphasis in the Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance at Slippery Rock University. A carefully designed curriculum provides the student with a strong foundation of courses from freshmen to senior years including Improvisation, Composition I, Laban Movement Analysis, Composition II, and the senior capstone course called Senior Synthesis.