The Department of Dance provides innovation and leadership in the discipline through careful practices in performance, choreography, and teacher training that support the diverse perspectives of dance as a global art form.
Our inclusive curriculum welcomes all students – dance majors, dance minors, public school dance licensure candidates, and elective students –to build an awareness of the human body’s propensity for movement while developing the discipline required for the study and appreciation of dance.
Charlotte affords students a vibrant, local community that supports and participates in dance. The city is home to outstanding professional dance companies including the North Carolina Dance Theater, which partners with the Department to provide students the option of pursuing a Professional Training Certificate in dance in addition to their university degree.
Our professionally accomplished faculty are committed to the teaching and practice of dance in the University’s state-of-the-art facilities. Regular opportunities for performance and choreography by dance majors and non-majors, faculty, and guest artists create an open environment that celebrates cultural and artistic diversity.
The skills and attributes developed in dance are essential to a professional arts career as well as many other professional and personal endeavors. Motivation, concentration, self-confidence, creativity, flexibility, problem-solving, communication skills, and teamwork are enhanced through the study of dance. Graduates may move directly into the profession as performers, choreographers, and teachers or combine their dance backgrounds with complementary areas of study to pursue many distinctive career paths.
The Incoming Freshman Scholarship Audition will be held February 15, 2013. The Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application deadline has been extended to February 8, 2013 by 5:00 PM.
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Jones Receives College's Board of Governors' Teaching Award
Friday, June 14, 2013
Student Wins Dance Critics Association Scholarship
Friday, May 17, 2013
Dance Department Names New Chair
Monday, May 13, 2013