Theatre and dance

Dance Undergraduate Program (BS)


Why study dance at Missouri State?

  • You will gain a strong foundation in all aspects of dance by integrating the academic with the practical, ensuring the best training and education available.
  • Artistic and educational experiences help graduates flourish in a field that offers a wide range of career possibilities.
  • In addition to training in dance technique, you will learn about the many areas related to dance, including business, studies in dance history and theory, and teaching methods.

The BS Dance program is designed to allow flexibility to those students interested in combining dance studies with other degree options (a minor or a second major) while maintaining a rigorous training program in technique, choreography, history, pedagogy, dance science and other dance related topics.

Admission process

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dance does not require an audition, but the faculty place each student at the appropriate level of technique. Students must take a placement class (or the BFA audition class) before enrolling in any technique classes. See the admission requirements.

Career options

In addition to performing, alumni have pursued careers as physical therapists, costume and clothing designers, and stage managers.

Similar programs

Theatre and Dance BFA
with option in Dance

Dance Minor