Dance at Kent State

Kent State dance students

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Dance Performance develops technically sound, intellectually diverse and creatively expressive dance artists and educators who can contribute significantly to the art form and society. The curriculum provides students with opportunities for strong and varied technical preparation in modern dance forms, classical ballet, jazz styles, improvisation and composition as well as opportunities for performance and the presentation of original choreography. The program also provides students with experiences in other art forms and disciplines.

Dance student performs

Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies

The B.A. in Dance Studies allows dance students to craft a personalized program by combining  dance technique and dance academics with studies in other subject areas. Students are encouraged to pair their degree with other disciplines to maximize career potential.

Dance students perform

Minor in Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance offers a Minor in Dance option for Kent State University students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in another subject and still study dance at the college level. The Dance Minor provides students with an overview of dance through exploration of its contemporary applications. Students wishing to minor in dance are not required to audition.

Dancers audition in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance

Dance Auditions

Students who wish to enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance programs at Kent State must participate in a dance audition for admission. An audition is not required for admission to the dance minor, but dance minors who wish to enroll in professional level dance courses must participate in an audition. 

Kent Dance Ensemble 2020

Kent Dance Ensemble

Since its inception in 1990, the Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State's pre-professional dance company,has been introducing modern dance to audiences of all ages throughout Northeast Ohio.