Dance technology performance

Explore Dance Technology

Learn how technology is impacting the future of dance at SRU

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Emotional dance performance

Perform Through New Mediums

SRU dance majors explore performance art on stage and in video

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SRU dancers practice contemporary partnering

Learn with Dedicated Students and Faculty

Study and perform with other dance majors

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Dance: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Offered by: Department of Dance

Slippery Rock University's BFA in Dance program offers multiple concentrations to tailor your education towards your career goals. Students can earn their BFA with concentrations in either Dance Entrepreneurship or Performance and Choreography. Our dance department is accredited by The National Association of Schools of Dance.

For entry into the BFA in Dance program, students must audition. More information can be found on our auditions page.

Why major in Dance?

SRU prepares students to transition through different phases of their professional and personal lives as dance professionals. This Bachelor of Fine Arts allows students to join up to three of our dance companies, which provide both experience and opportunities to network. Dance majors are also able to study abroad. In the past, students have traveled to Europe, Asia, and South America.

What Will You Learn?

The dance faculty are well known for their excellence in teaching and ability to educate dancers. Students expand and perfect their artistic and research abilities in various technique, performance, choreography, and teaching courses. Wellness for Dancers, Dance Kinesiology and Dance Technology are strong dance science and technology components of the BFA curriculum. In addition to the multiple genres of dance, including jazz, ballet, and hip-hop, dance majors learn advanced skills in leadership, pedagogy, and research.

Careers In Dance: Bachelor of Fine Arts

This innovative professional program prepares dance majors at SRU for diverse professional performance and choreography opportunities in entertainment and concert dance, private studio and business ownership, and administrative careers in the field. Students have gone on to become teachers, trainers, directors, designers, and professional dancers. The diverse curriculum provides students with access to a wider range of dance opportunities due to the extended training and differentiated emphases.

At SRU, student organizations such as Rock Dance Company and National Honor Society for Dance Arts better prepare students by providing many performance and choreography opportunities. Our dance majors gain real-world experience by interning all across the country in cities such as Los Angeles and New York City.

Earn your Dance degree at SRU!

Slippery Rock University's BFA in Dance provides concentrations in Studio Ownership and Dance Entrepreneurship and  Performance and Choreography, which give students the opportunity to study and specialize in their preferred career path. Interested in learning more about SRU's dance major? Request more information today!