Are you a recent high school graduate or community college student wanting to major in dance education? At Grand Canyon University, our degree in dance education is about more than just refining and expanding dance technique; it is a program that prepares you to become a certified dance teacher. If your goal is to teach dance in a high school dance program, teach dance in the K-12 school system, a dance company, or community organization this may be the perfect degree for you.
In recent years, the art of dance has seen a tremendous expansion in popular culture. According to the 2009 Arizona Arts Census, more students enroll in high school dance programs than in band and orchestra combined. We must make a committed effort to preserve and expand this impressive legacy. Schools are in need of highly-qualified, certified dance educators, which leaves a huge opportunity for those interested in this growing and exciting fine arts field.
Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education is designed to train dancers, teachers and choreographers by blending both the theory and practice of dance performance and its related fields. In addition to classroom studies, students will take part as members of the Ethington Dance Ensemble exploring the creative process from rehearsal to live performance in our annual concert productions. Degrees in Dance Education students will graduate with all of the required credentials for a K-12 teaching certification in dance in the state of Arizona, which is accepted in both public and private school settings.
Students entering this program should have previous dance training. Auditions are required for acceptance into the program and consideration for a performance scholarship.
Degree in Dance Education Program Key Advantages:
Dance Resource Library
The Dance Resource Library is now open for use at Grand Canyon University.
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