The Dance Major at VSU
First offered in 2007, the dance major in the Department of Communication Arts is the only BFA dance degree program in south Georgia. The program of study provides a rigorous and well rounded foundation in dance. Students pursuing a BFA in dance learn the theory and performance of dance in areas such as ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and social dance as well as teaching methods, dance composition, choreography, dance history and dance appreciation.
Production opportunities include a main-stage dance show presented by the VSU Repertory Dancers, the oldest university repertory company in Georgia, a musical theatre production produced each year along with other production opportunities in the community and schools. An annual classical ballet scholarship fundraiser and the Emerging Artists student choreography showcase are two popular productions that our dancers and patrons support. Students also have the opportunity to choreograph, be dance captains for main-stage productions and perform in the annual children's tour.
The VSU Dance Club offers additional outlets in performance, teaching and choreography throughout the academic year. VSU dance students and faculty have also been active participants in the American College Dance Festival, which offers a vital experience for college dancers to perform, take classes, network with the regional college dance community and view outstanding choreography by students faculty and professionals.
Peach State Summer Theatre, which is the professional extension of the Theatre and Dance Area, offers summer employment opportunities for those accepted through annual auditions. Peach State Summer Theatre is designated as the Official Musical Theatre of the State of Georgia.
Students graduating with a degree in dance are prepared to enter the profession as performers, choreographers, and educators. They may also choose to pursue graduate studies in dance. All prospective VSU dance majors must audition to be admitted into this program.
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The Dance Minor at VSU
The dance minor is designed for students wishing to enhance their skills in and knowledge of dance. While open to all VSU students, this minor is particularly attractive to theatre majors seeing to extend their skills and potential for employment following graduation. Thi is an eighteen hour minor with a variety of options in terms of course section. Auditions are not required.