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Dance at Meredith College


As a dance student at Meredith, you can continue your training as a major, minor, or co-curricular student. You’ll have opportunities to perform and choreograph as early as your freshman year, travel to conferences, and study with guest artists. Learn to shape your life in dance based on your unique strengths and talents. Click on "Student Resources" to learn about our companies and clubs.

Want to join visit our current classes via zoom? Click on "current season" to see the schedule. 


Contact Information
Carol Finley
Department Head of Dance & Theatre
8 Weatherspoon
(919) 760-8015
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Dance & Theatre Department
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Meredith prepares students for successful careers in dance. Options include

  • 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

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Find out how Carol Finley helps Meredith students prepare for successful careers in dance.

Faculty Strong Story: Carol Finley

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Monica Rivera

Monica Rivera

Attending Meredith College has shaped Monica Rivera, ’18, as a dancer, an educator, and a social advocate.

Sierra Smith

Sierra Smith

Sierra Smith, ʼ18, is has developed a career plan that will allow her to use both of her majors: dance and communication.

Professional Performance Certificate

Professional Performance Certificate - Dance

Students who are majoring in dance studies and wish to pursue more intensive training in their area can earn a Professional Performance Certificate.

  • 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