The programs that make up the Music, Theatre and Dance Department enable you to develop your artistry within the context of a broad-based education aimed at developing the skills essential for professional success. You will grow as an artist, and you also will be able to think, talk and write about what you do, and how it relates to the society and world around you.
The Dance Program celebrates an alliance with music, theatre, and the visual arts and contributes to a vision for the performing arts at Salisbury University.
Our 2,200 square foot dance studio features a sprung-wood floor, natural lighting, and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Dance classes are offered in studio, lecture, interdisciplinary, hybrid, and online modalities and may be used to fulfill requirements in general education and several major and minor programs.Meet the Music, Theatre and Dance Department faculty and staff.
The 20-hour Dance Minor is designed for students who wish to experience dance as an art form and develop technique and teaching competencies. Auditions are not required. Students must complete five courses with grades of C or better. Only one course can be used to fulfill General Education requirements. Transfer students may use only two courses of transfer credits towards the minor.
SU Dance Company
Beginning in 1960 as the Modern Dance Club, the SU Dance Company focuses on dance as a fine art. Three main stage productions are presented annually. Through ensemble study, students rehearse and perform ballet, ethnic, jazz, modern, and musical theatre dance works choreographed by resident faculty, nationally-renowned guest artists, and selected students. Entrance Auditions are required for new and returning members on the first Monday of fall and spring semesters.
At the spring Honors Convocation, the National Dance Association Outstanding Dance Minor Award is given to an outstanding dance minor who demonstrates scholarship defined by a 3.0 overall GPA, 3.3 minor GPA, and at least 15 hours in and current enrollment in dance, participation and membership in the SU Dance Company, and leadership in dance.