The University of Idaho Dance Program prepares professionals and develops leaders in dance education, movement sciences, and artistic dance pursuits. As the only four-year Bachelor of Science dance degree in the state of Idaho, the program aims to focus on the art and science of dance while advocating for healthy active lifestyles.
The dance program offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum focused in performance, teaching, and choreography. Students will be instructed in all levels of modern and ballet with supplementary course work in jazz, hip hop, tap and world dance. Students’ training is further supported by courses focused in human anatomy, injury prevention, dance history, dance composition, and pedagogy.
A small student-to-faculty ratio ensures individual guidance from esteemed faculty to help students develop technical artistry, movement awareness, and creativity. Students also have the opportunity to work with professional dancers and choreographers through guest artist opportunities.
The dance program aims to support learning about oneself and the world through a fusion of kinesthetic and theoretical learning. The curriculum promotes understanding of discipline, leadership, cultural diversity, and community development.
Graduates of the dance program continue to be employed as professional performers, choreographers, private dance studio owners and teachers, public school dance instructors, and administrators of nonprofit arts organizations.