Video and Music by: Robbie Kinter (Music Director of the VCU Dance and Choreography Dept)

What can you do with a dance degree? Tour. Perform. Teach. Build a theatre. Help run ADF. Start your own dance company. Make video dance. Write grants. Advocate. Create. The sky's the limit - what do you want to do with yours?

The mission of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance and Choreography is to create an invigorating educational environment in which students experience the demands and challenges of a professional career as an artist in the field of dance. The program provides students with numerous opportunities for individual artistic growth in a community setting where communication, mutual respect and self-motivation are encouraged

VCU Dance is a community of highly motivated, disciplined and creative dancers who are interested in shaping the future of the field. We are a vital and young department with an established reputation, hot guest artist program and professionally active faculty dedicated to working with students. Dancers intent on preparing for careers in dance thrive in our program.

VCU Dance offers the benefits of a teaching and learning environment with a high level of student/faculty interaction. It is housed in the VCU School of the Arts, which is ranked in the top six arts schools nationally. Our production calendar is full of opportunities for students to perform and choreograph. Our facilities include seven dance studios with floor-to-ceiling windows and a fully-staffed theater specially designed for dance.

VCU Dance supports a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere where students prepare for the demands and challenges of dance careers. In a community setting where communication, mutual respect and self-motivation are encouraged, classes provide students with disciplined training that will maximize their potential to become dancers of technical excellence, choreographers with original and powerful voices, and thinkers with high academic standards.

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