Dance (B.S.)

The BS in Dance degree is specially designed as a comprehensive study of all elements of Dance, focusing on elements of the artistry and sciences of the body serve to create a more well rounded performer. Students are encouraged to have a concurrent major with any other area of study. Students are encouraged to consider how their concurrent majors will result in career enhancement, for example kinesiology and dance or education and dance. Students will learn to analyze, generate, and influence creativity in their workplaces and their lives. This program will also emphasize the broadening impact of the intersection of the arts and sciences. Students are strongly encouraged to spend Maymester abroad in the program's International trip to Ireland.

Working closely with their adviser, this degree is designed to allow and encourage exploration of the student's strengths and goals. As a student’s perspectives and career goals may change over the course of their four years at Penn State, this program is flexible in order to support those changes. The BS focuses on courses that enhance the student’s professional aspirations and encourages students to see the “theatricality of the body,” the artistic applications of scientific information on the body, and the scientific aspect of artistry. Students who successfully complete the program will be prepared to use their skills in presentation, design, analysis, and critical thinking in every phase of their profession development. Intermediate level dance in two or more styles is necessary for admittance into the program. 

Logo for United Scenic Artists


Logo for Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Contact Us

Address: Penn State School of Theatre, 116 Theatre Building, University Park, PA 16802 USA.

Office: (814) 865 7586

Fax: (814) 865 5754

Tickets: (814) 863 0255