Dance

Major: 
Dance
Type of Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
Average Time of Commitment/Completion: 
4 years
Description: 

Dance is an ancient art form with great popular appeal today. Whether dancers thrill audiences with virtuosic steps, express emotions, tell stories or share cultures and ideas through movement, they make connections between people and speak to what it means to be human.

St. Gregory’s dance program focuses on helping aspiring dancers hone their technical skills, gain experience in performing and teaching and learn the theoretical aspects of dance studies that will enable them to pursue various careers in dance or related artistic fields.

Examples Of Careers/Jobs That Are Suited To This Major: 

Dance Teacher, Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Arts Administrator, Grant Writer, Dance Therapist

Examples Of This Major’s Core Classes: 

Dance Technique (Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap), Dance History, Dance Pedagogy, Choreography

Special Activities/Opportunities You’ll Experience At St. Gregory’s: 

Fall and Spring Dance Concerts, Teaching at SGU Dance Academy for children and teenagers, Liturgical Dance, Basketball Dance, American College Dance Festival, Senior Dance Show

Our Commitment To You: 

While you are at St. Gregory’s, we want to give you as much experience as possible in all aspects of dance. From their first years, students are busy performing, choreographing and learning to teach. With our low instructor to student ratios, as a dance major you will have individual attention from your teachers and numerous chances to be on stage.

Our faculty has real-world experience in performing, choreographing, teaching, developing curriculum, writing grants, running performing arts organizations and researching and writing about dance. They will share this experience with you and give you the opportunity to work alongside them in areas such as choreography, directing and research.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about becoming an SGU Dance major, email us at vpa@stgregorys.edu.

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