K-State’s program provides professional studio training in partnership with a rich foundation in the liberal arts. We seek to produce creative problem solvers with strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to speak and write effectively about dance and its relationship to the rest of the curriculum.
K-State dance graduates are expected to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in addition to a more focused career option and to view dance as a vital part of society and culture. The dance program offers dance in a liberal arts setting and provides education in dance as a performing art and a field of intellectual endeavor. The program provides strong, versatile training in ballet, modern, jazz, and musical stage dance techniques as well as movement analysis/styles, aesthetics, history, teaching methodology, fieldwork, and dance production.
Talent scholarships are available and are awarded each spring based on an audition and interview. Further scholarship information is available upon request.
Proficiency must be demonstrated by successful completion with a minimum grade of B in Level 3 in one technique and Level 2 in another.
Enrollment in a minimum of one technique course and DANCE 420 is required each semester for those seeking a concentration in dance.