The Department of Dance at Slippery Rock University promotes dance as an art form through the creative, technical, expressive and intellectual development of each student in a personalized environment. Superior education in performance, choreography, and teaching with additional components of wellness for dance, dance technology, and intercultural experience, prepares students for their chosen profession and entrepreneurial role in society.
The professional field of dance and the performing arts in general are continuously evolving. Students pursuing a degree in dance at Slippery Rock University 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.
Slippery Rock University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.