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Dance, B.S.

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Dance develops creativity, teamwork, confidence, critical thinking, self-discipline, and the ability to work collaboratively.

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Dance, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Dance is offered through the College of Liberal Arts at MTSU.

鶹Ӱ is an accredited institutional member of the  (NASD). MTSU is the only public university in Tennessee to offer a Bachelor of Science in Dance. The program promotes diverse intellectual and artistic scholarship, while fostering professional and social excellence in a liberal art setting. Through studio training, dance studies courses, and curricular and co-curricular activities, you can prepare to become an artist, scholar, educator, arts advocate, and leader in the field of dance and beyond. Dance study at MTSU emphasizes a holistic approach that rigorously trains the body and engages the mind. Dancers are encouraged to develop creative and critical perspectives. Students are expected to examine the cultural and historical contexts of dance and develop the abilities to both move and think logically, critically, and creatively, and to communicate clearly. Admission to the program is through an audition in person (see website for dates) or by video.

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Guest artists create with MTSU Dance Theatre

Guest artists create with MTSU Dance Theatre

Every semester, guest artists collaborate with MTSU's pre-professional dance company to stage works for MTSU Dance Theatre. Guest artists spend a full week in residence, teaching classes, giving talks about their creative process and careers, and rehearsing a select group of students for performance. In recent semesters, students have worked with a range of artists including T. Lang Dance, Jesse Zaritt, Teena Marie Custer, and Dance Magazine "breakout" choreographer, Christopher K. Morgan. Guest artist relationships form the foundation of students' future professional networks.

Dance students perform locally, regionally, and internationally

Dance students perform locally, regionally, and internationally

MTSU Dance students share their art both on and off campus. In addition to local performance opportunities throughout Tennessee in cities such as Knoxville, Chattanooga, Tullahoma, and recently at The Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, students travel for regional conferences and festivals, including the American College Dance Association, the Women in Dance Leadership Conference, and the American Dance Festival. Nationally and internationally students have traveled for training and performance to cities such as New York, Chicago, Denver, Columbus, and Dallas, and internationally to Europe and China. These off-campus opportunities further students' professional experience and understanding of the field.

News Briefs

Guest artists create with MTSU Dance Theatre

Every semester, guest artists collaborate with MTSU's pre-professional dance company to stage works for MTSU Dance Theatre. Guest artists spend a full week in residence, teaching classes, giving talks about their creative process and careers, and rehearsing a select group of students for performance. In recent semesters, students have worked with a range of artists including T. Lang Dance, Jesse Zaritt, Teena Marie Custer, and Dance Magazine "breakout" choreographer, Christopher K. Morgan. Guest artist relationships form the foundation of students' future professional networks.

Dance students perform locally, regionally, and internationally

MTSU Dance students share their art both on and off campus. In addition to local performance opportunities throughout Tennessee in cities such as Knoxville, Chattanooga, Tullahoma, and recently at The Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, students travel for regional conferences and festivals, including the American College Dance Association, the Women in Dance Leadership Conference, and the American Dance Festival. Nationally and internationally students have traveled for training and performance to cities such as New York, Chicago, Denver, Columbus, and Dallas, and internationally to Europe and China. These off-campus opportunities further students' professional experience and understanding of the field.

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Prior to graduation, MTSU students have opportunities to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to attend graduate programs, work in a variety of dance and arts related professions, and contribute to dance within a global society. The emphasis upon national and international work, creative engagement of mind and body, and a vast array of performance opportunities makes MTSU's Dance Program distinctive in the United States, and the success of our students offers testament to the outstanding and visionary instruction in dance and the arts at 鶹Ӱ.

MTSU Dance students receive training that can lead to many careers, with graduates finding performance opportunities in professional companies, in the entertainment industry, and as entrepreneurial artists and choreographers. Graduates also teach in studios, schools, and community-based programs, further their education in graduate school and teach at the university level, and apply their dance knowledge to a broad range of fields including exercise science, somatic training practices like Alexander Technique, and dance therapy.

Employer examples include, but are not limited to,

    • The American School Switzerland
    • The Arts Center of Cannon County
    • Blue Moves
    • Borderless Arts Tennessee
    • Bridging Souls Productions
    • Chattanooga Dance Theatre
    • Christopher K. Morgan & Artists
    • Company Rose
    • Contemporary West Dance Theatre
    • Country Tonite Theatre
    • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2
    • Disney
    • Found Movement Group
    • Kate Weare Company
    • FALL
    • Inlet Dance Theatre
    • Momentum Dance Lab
    • Numinous Flux
    • Of Bones Brooklyn
    • Studio Tenn
    • The Pop-up Project
    • TMP Productions

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Tucker Theatre accommodates major music, dance, theatrical, and television productions, along with performances in intimate settings and a wide variety of events such as award ceremonies, films, pageants, recitals, product launches, receptions, and meetings.

For event information, Please call 615.494.8810. For Tickets call, 1.888.718.4253. Thank you!

All events at Tucker Theatre are scheduled through our production office. Call 615/898-2181 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for rental information.

 

Studio Theatre

The Anderson Studio Theater is a flexible black box space. It is primarily used for student-produced performances. The space is perfect for smaller, more intimate productions.

 

Dance Studio

MTSU has two fully equipped dance studio spaces for rehearsals and dance classes. Both rooms have a full mirror wall, as well as easy-to-use audio equipment.

 

Scenic Studio

The Scenic Studio is designed for the construction of our scenic elements for all Theatre and Dance productions, as well as stagecraft classes.

 

Costume Studio

The Costume Studio is designed for the production of costumes for all Theatre and Dance productions, as well as costuming classes.

 

Design Lab

The Design Studio is equipped with a state-of-the-art light box and an ETC Ion lighting console that allows designers to work on a scale model of Tucker Theatre. Students also have access to the computer lab and drafting materials.

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