Dance Track Option

Why study dance at Missouri State?

  • We prepare young artists to meet the needs and challenges of the ever changing world of dance by providing individualized attention to every student.
  • You will develop self-motivation techniques, multitasking skills and self-discipline while receiving rigorous training in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere.
  • In our program, you will receive the dance training and performance experience you need to excel in the professional arena.
  • In addition to your technical training, you will learn about the many areas related to dance, including business, teaching methods and research.

Degree information

Taking your talent and technique to a higher level

The dance degree track maintains high standards in practical dance training, technique and composition work by emphasizing the often overlooked aspects of dance including business and teaching. You will explore your own personal interests and define your professional goals in the field of dance.

This comprehensive program provides advanced dance training in modern, ballet, jazz and tap.  Specialty courses are offered in partnering, improvisation, musical theatre styles and pointe. Performance opportunities include fall and spring dance concerts, dancing in musicals and productions at Missouri State, as well as local and regional productions.

Career options

In addition to performing on stage, television and film, our graduates also work in the following areas:

  • Choreography
  • Dance education
  • Dance science
  • Performance
  • Graduate and post-graduate studies
  • Research in dance and related fields
  • Writing about dance and related fields