Minor in Dance

Talent, Innovation, Artistry

Dancers have been expressing the stories of humanity for thousands of years. Take part in carrying on this ancient tradition!

Studying Dance at Frostburg State University gives you a competitive edge in this challenging and exciting profession. Prepare for a career in dance or supplement your studies in Theatre, Kinesiology or Athletics with a highly desirable skill.

What You Will Learn

In addition to your major courses and General Education requirements, the Dance minor includes 23/24-credit hours of coursework. Housed in the Department of Theatre and Dance, the minor provides training in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, improvisation and musical theatre. 

  • Audition for the annual Dance Concert produced by FSU’s historic Dance Company.
  • Create original choreography during the FSU Dance Concert.
  • Collaborate with theatrical designers.
  • Develop your creative problem solving and critical thinking skills that benefit a multitude of careers.
  • Train in essential skills: discipline, collaboration, flexibility, community building, problem solving, creativity.
  • Make connections across disciplines.
  • Strengthen lifelong learning and creativity.
  • Be empowered physically, creatively, and academically…through Dance!

Facilities

FSU’s Pealer Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the art facility featuring three theatre spaces, a costume shop, scene shop and electrics lab, rehearsal spaces, dressing rooms and classrooms. Dance classes take place in our spacious Dance Studio.

Pealer Arts Center front of building
stage
learning theatre combat in teh dance studio

 


Career Outlook for Dance Professionals

On average, 30% of dancers are employed with dance companies, while 57% hold jobs as private dance instructors. Job growth is rising faster than the national average for private teachers and choreographers, with a 24% increase in positions expected between 2012 and 2022, possibly due to a cultural interest in dance and therefore enrollment in dance schools and classes.

Successful professional dancers can eventually advance to directors, producers or choreographers for dance companies. New possibilities for dancers are opening in movies, casino shows, and theme parks. For more information, visit the Dancers and Choreographers info in the U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook.


 

Contact Admissions

Department of Theatre & Dance