Program

Dancers performing onstage at the Spring Student Concert 2022.

Dance with Us!

The LMU Dance Program offers coursework for the dance major, the dance minor, and for the student who wishes to pursue dance as an elective or general education. Dance majors earn a B.A. degree and are prepared for advanced study in graduate school as well as careers in performing, teaching, and related work in the fields of business and health care.

Our curriculum builds upon the foundation of dance as an art form and a humanistic experience. Studio and theory coursework are designed to integrate practical dance experience with more formal academic study so that the student is educated as a dancer who can perform, write, and speak about the art of dance and dancing.

Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) and takes part in the American College Dance Association (ACDA).  

View our full list of courses.

View our 2021-2022 Student Handbook.

Students praticing ballet technique.

Technique

We offer dance technique from beginning to professional level of difficulty.

Two dancers perform at the Spring '19 Student Concert.

Choreography

Classes are designed to introduce the student to a diversity of approaches relating to the choreographic process.

A dancer performs in front of a green backdrop at the Spring Student Concert 2022.

Performance

Each year, the Dance program presents several concerts, both formal and informal.

Group of students listening to a lecture at the Laband Gallery.

Theory

Dancers study dance history and cultures, the teaching of dance, music for dance, dance philosophy, and dance science.

From the Studio to the Street: Discover LMU Dance

Our program provides a strong, unified learning community that works with deep intention, cooperation, and flexible engagement in performance, scholarship, choreography, and social action.