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. The mission of the dance program reflects the University’s core values of excellence, student-centeredness, learning, community and civic engagement, and diversity. SU’s dance minor is designed for students who wish to experience dance as an art form and develop technique and teaching competencies.
Why Choose Dance at SU?
Our program offers students opportunities to put their skills to practice in professional settings. The campus houses a 2,200-square foot dance studio featuring a sprung-wood floor, natural lighting and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Dance classes are offered in studio, lecture, interdisciplinary, hybrid and online modalities, making the program flexible to your needs.
Accepted students, can perform with the SU Dance Company, which 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.
Students in the dance minor must complete five courses with grades of C or better. Only one course may be used to meet a General Education requirement and at least three courses must be completed at SU.
Dance minors complete the following courses:
- DANC 167 Ballet I
- DANC 168 Jazz Dance
- DANC 202 Dance Appreciation
- DANC 262 Creative Modern Dance I
- DANC 360 Teaching Dance