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James Froemel
Recruitment Specialist
phone: 304-293-4339

program contact

James Froemel
Recruitment Specialist
phone: 304-293-4339

Program Details

Program Description

The WVU Dance Program is a four-year undergraduate program leading to a bachelor of arts (BA) degree. Students have the opportunity to develop and hone dance technique that offers both experiential and theoretical dance education. A variety of dance genres and subjects are at the core of the degree, presenting students with the opportunity to study Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap as well as World Dance, Choreography, Dance History, and Dance Criticism. The program works to enrich the overall dance education of the student, instilling the importance and contributions that dance has to offer and its place within our culture and society.

While emphasis is on technique and theory, performance and production opportunities allow students to fully immerse themselves and experience the creative process that dance has to offer. There are many performance opportunities for students both on and off campus including formal dance showcases, the annual dance concert, and musicals, as well as local, regional, and national dance festivals and conferences.

Students enrolled in the Dance BA Program must also declare a minor in either the College of Creative Arts or one offered by the University.

Acceptance is contingent upon both admission to WVU and a successful performance audition. Contact Contact James Froemel, recruitment specialist, at 304-293-4339 or for further information about auditions and scholarship opportunities.

Career Profile

Recent graduates of the WVU Dance Program have gone on to pursue careers in dance through graduate school, the professional dance field, and theatre. Others have taken their WVU dance education to pursue different disciplines and vocations, such as journalism, law, health, and physical education. Students have also attended summer intensive programs around the country and have studied abroad.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The School of Theatre and Dance and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.