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Dance Studies

Are you interested in:

  • Performance
  • Choreography
  • Helping people
  • Fitness and well-being
  • The arts
  • Travel
  • Working with at-risk youth
  • Fundraising, grant writing
  • Entrepreneurship

 

At Meredith, as a dance studies major you can perform and choreograph as early as freshman year, travel to conferences, study with guest artists, become a leader, and ultimately shape your life in dance based on your strengths and talents. The major prepares students specifically for dance education and private studio teaching, and broadly for careers in performance, choreography, arts administration, or further study in dance. Combined with a major or minor in psychology, students are prepared for graduate study in dance/movement therapy. There is no audition for the major, but we do audition for Meredith Dance Theatre, Meredith Jazz and Tap Company, the Professional Performance Certificate, and freshman travel awards.

 

Types of jobs:

  • Studio owner
  • Performer
  • Choreographer
  • Private studio instructor
  • Teacher
  • Arts management professional

 

Attend graduate school for:

  • Dance/movement therapy
  • Counseling with somatic or arts focus
  • Dance education
  • Dance fitness/somatics/massage therapy certification programs
  • Arts management

 

Options for the major:

  • B.A. in dance studies
  • Double major or minor in any additional related area of interest including: entrepreneurship, arts management, psychology
  • Include specific electives as needed for licensure requirements if you are interested in elementary, middle, or high school teaching
  • Opportunity to earn a Professional Performance Certificate
  • Experiential opportunities
    • Performer/choreographer in Meredith Dance Theatre/Meredith Jazz and Tap Company/Danceworks
    • Participation in dance honor society
    • Creative Arts Touring Company
    • Community based dance projects
    • ance research
    • Study abroad

 

Professional associations:

 

Career outlook:

Dancers and choreographers
Dance therapist
Dance instructor

 

Additional information:

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