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Colleges / Universities

In the United States, dance is offered at colleges and universities in all 50 states. Dance is offered as a major, minor, concentration, or through elective classes at 4-year colleges and community colleges across the country. Dance degrees conferred include BA, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, EdD, and PhD. Courses of study include dance performance, choreography, dance education, and dance science. In many states, students may work toward PreK-12 teacher certification in dance during their study.

  • Dance Magazine's College Guide for 2021 identified 624 college and university dance programs.
  • At least 50 offer tracks or certification specifically in dance education / pedagogy.
  • NDEO’s College Dance Directory highlights NDEO-member Higher Education Institutions (colleges and universities) that offer a dance minor, dance major, and/or dance education program. To date there are over 130 institutions listed in this directory along with institution and degree descriptions, website URLs, contact information, and social media links.

Students who major or minor in dance go on to careers as performers, choreographers, educators, arts administrators, researchers, dance therapists, dance medicine specialists, and writers. They also enter other career fields, using the knowledge and skills gained through their dance studies to serve and lead in all fields of study.

PreK-12 Schools

Dance Studios

Performing Arts Orgs/Community Centers

Evidence Report