The arts programs that make up the Music, Theatre and Dance Department enable you to develop your artistry within a broad-based education aimed at developing the skills essential for professional success. You will grow as an artist, learning to think, talk and write about what you do, relating to the society and world around you.
The Dance Program celebrates an alliance with music, theatre, and the visual arts, building a strong performing arts culture 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, hybrid, and online modalities and may be used to fulfill requirements in general education as well as several major and minor programs.
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The 20-hour Dance Minor is designed for students who wish to experience dance as an art form while developing technique and teaching competencies. Auditions are not required for the dance minor. 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 two courses of transfer credits towards the minor.
SU Dance Company
SU Dance Company began in 1960, and focuses on dance as a fine art. Two main stage productions are presented annually. Students rehearse and perform contemporary, ballet, jazz, modern, world dance, tap, and musical theatre repertory choreographed by resident faculty, nationally-renowned guest artists, and selected students. Entrance Auditions are required for new and returning members, usually held on the first Monday of fall and spring semesters.
At the annual SU 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, participation and membership in the SU Dance Company, and leadership in dance.
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