Dance Program

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Carol Finley
25 Weatherspoon
Phone: (919) 760-8015
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Meredith College Dance: Celebrating 30 Years!
Dance has been a rich part of college history for much longer than 30 years with class offerings, a repertory dance company, and highly respected teachers. Indeed a foundation on which to build! This year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Dance as a distinct academic program with courses listed under the DAN prefix and the formation of Meredith Dance Theatre. A 30th Anniversary concert and Alumnae Gala will be held on Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 PM to celebrate. 

Prepare for a life in motion.

  • continue to train seriously in dance as a major, minor, or co-curricular student
  • perform and choreograph as early as freshman year
  • travel to conferences
  • study with guest artists
  • become a leader
  • shape your life in dance based on your strengths and talents


  • no audition for the major or minor
  • Fall and Spring auditions for Meredith Dance Theatre
  • Fall auditions Meredith Jazz and Tap Company
  • Fall auditions for the Professional Performance Certificate
  • Spring auditions for Freshman Travel Awards on Experience Meredith day


The dance studies major prepares students for 

  • dance education in public schools, private studios, and community settings
  • performance
  • choreography
  • arts administration and entrepreneurship
  • not-for-profit board leadership
  • work environments that value critical thinking, creativity, leadership, and adaptability
  • graduate study in dance
  • ​graduate study in many fields including administration, education, health, psychology, and somatics


  • Dance Studies