Students perform choreography of guest artist Helen Simoneau

Network with Dance Professionals

SRU offers guest artist residencies every semester

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Students perform hip-hop choreography by faculty member Teena Custer

Work Directly with Faculty Choreographers

Dance students rehearse and perform in faculty repertory

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Students perform swing dance in the SRU Performing Arts Series

Engage, Partner, Interact

Dancers collaborate with students in Music and Theatre in performances

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Dance

The professional field of dance and the performing arts in general are continuously evolving. Students pursuing a degree in dance learn how education, creativity, technology, research, and the business of dance are interrelated and important to any dance career.  

The SRU dance curricula (BA and BFA) are designed for students seeking careers as dance professionals that are specifically focused or multilayered. The degrees provide the advanced training needed to pursue performing, choreography, and teaching careers in dance, as well as careers in dance technology and dance wellness, among others. The diverse curriculum for both degrees provides students with access to a wide range of educational and artistic opportunities in preparation of the students’ chosen career path.

Activities of current students, faculty and alumni featured in SRU Dance News 2021

Thom and Christine Cobb Scholarship Fund

Upon his retirement, Thom generously created the Thom and Christine Cobb Scholarship Fund, which is used to award scholarships to deserving students.  Although we lost Thom in 2016, his spirit is still alive within the Department of Dance.  In Thom’s memory, donations can be made to the scholarship fund to continue supporting the students that he so dearly loved.