The Plymouth State University dance curriculum and concert series reflect the importance of combining technical learning in the classroom with performance opportunities. The driving force of the Plymouth dance program is to educate through various dance disciplines and to present dance as a universal art form for all students.The 22-credit minor in dance provides an introduction to dance as an art form as well as experience in movement. Dance students develop artistry through the study of dance history, choreography and participation in the Contemporary Dance Ensemble.
Dance Pedagogy Curriculum
The dance pedagogy curriculum is based on the National Dance Standards for Dance Education and the New Hampshire K-12 Dance Curriculum Framework.
Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree
You may create a bachelor’s degree under the Interdisciplinary Studies program that integrates dance with another focus, such as theatre, science or business.
All dance students must audition for the program. For more information, review Admission & Auditions.
Course Work in the Dance Programs
Course work includes beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of modern dance, ballet, jazz and tap. Additional courses are offered in dance composition, dance history, world dance, pointe, theatre dance, movement concepts, dance pedagogy, performance, dance practicum, movement therapies and independent study.
Baroni Family Dance Scholarship
The Baroni Family Dance Scholarship is established by the Baroni family to recognize annually a student who possesses a passion and a talent for dance, with a preference for a student who is engaged in service to the campus or the community. Download Application (MS Word).