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Dance - A.B.

About this Degree

The Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in Dance is a liberal arts degree grounded in dance technique, with requirements in ballet, contemporary modern, jazz and West African dance, and a wide range of performance opportunities and additional courses which employ dance as a vehicle for study of the human body, the creative process, musical form, the history of world cultures, the dance sciences, dance education theory and practice, and technical design for the stage and for multimedia formats. The curriculum enables dancers to explore the scientific, philosophical, and historical foundations of dance; consider the relationship of dance to other art forms; and understand and appreciate that dance is an art form that is a core curriculum subject area in P-12 education. Additionally, students will develop a broad range of skills, strengthen technique proficiency and choreographic ability and gain experience in both performance and production.

What you will learn

The program of study is a dance curriculum with training in contemporary modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap, West African, hip hop, aerial, and ballroom dance classes are also offered. 

Coursework in dance investigates the technical, stylistic, historical, analytical, and cultural aspects of dance with an emphasis on performance. Students explore, experiment, and develop personal creativity and artistry.

Interesting Facts about this Degree or Program

UGA is the only University System of Georgia school to offer P-12 Certification in Dance.

The degrees in dance at the University of Georgia Department of Dance are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

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Possible Job Titles:
  • Artist-in-Residence
  • Arts Council Director
  • Ballet Mistress/Master
  • Booking Agent
  • Choreographer
  • Choreography
  • College Professor
  • Community Dance Worker
  • Company Dancer
  • Costume Designer
  • Critic
  • Dance Notator
  • Dance Teacher
  • Dance Therapist/Movement Therapist
  • Editor
  • Equipment Support Technician
  • Event Planner
  • Financial Manager
  • Fundraiser
  • Journalist
  • Leisure & Recreation Instructor
  • Performer
  • Pilates/Conditioning Instructor
  • Professional Dancer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Rehearsal Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Stage Manager
  • Studio Owner

Support Dance at UGA

Join us on the dance floor with a gift to the Department of Dance at the University of Georgia!  To mail a donation, download and print our gifting brochure, or visit our giving page to learn how to give online. Be sure to designate Thank you for your support! Read more.