A minor in dance can lead to numerous opportunities within the field of dance performance and education. Students can obtain the necessary tools to teach, choreograph and direct in high schools, private studios, performance groups, dance/drill teams, dance within community and/or companies, or utilize their minor studies to pursue degrees in dance. Dance is considered to be an important part of the visual and performing arts educational experience. Studies of dance performance, education and history can enhance a student's academic experience.
Dance students are part of the Dance Program, and have the opportunity to participate in events throughout the year.
To be admitted to an HLKN undergraduate program, you must apply follow all Undergraduate Admissions requirements. In addition, applicants to the Dance Program must participate in an audition process. Submit your application to the University as soon as possible. Both acceptance by the University AND acceptance by the Dance Program through the audition process are required.
For full audition schedule and requirements, visit the Dance Audition page.
Performance opportunities include: an annual dance concert (Perpetual Motion), Faculty Arts Showcase, Choreographers' Showcase, Senior Concerts, informal performances, student organization concerts, performances throughout the community and on campus and state, regional, and national/international gala performances. Dance faculty often receive grants for other performances throughout the university in collaboration with faculty from other colleges. Students are also given the opportunity to attend various festivals and conferences.
The Dance Program also offers students the capability to work with guest artists in master classes, watching performances and learning repertory. This not only gives students an unique opportunity to build their resumes, but to work with a variety of professionals in the field.