College Life

VCU Dance is part of a large, urban university with a vibrant community of students, faculty and staff who support growth, commitment and perseverance.

Dance majors pursue their core courses in the Dance Center and the Depot Annex Studio and create close, working relationships with their colleagues. Courses in general studies carry dance majors into the wider university setting, enabling them to meet and study with the diverse student body.

 

Typical Schedule For A Freshman Dance Major

A first-year student, Hunter, balances academic courses with his dance classes, rehearsals and work schedule:

Monday and Wednesday
Ballet I: 8:15 – 9:45 am
Improvisation: 10:00 -11: 30 am
University Core – Focused Inquiry: 12:00-12:50 pm (M/W/F)
Modern I: 1:40 – 3:10 pm
Wednesday Nights- Rehearsal for informal Salon: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
Ballet I/Elemental Body Alignment System: 8:15 – 9:45 a.m
Dance History: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Modern I: 1:40 – 3:10 pm
University Core – Math: 3:30 – 4:45 p.m

Friday
Dance Workshop (Master class for all dance majors): 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 am
Department meeting with all dance majors: 10:45 – 11:15 am
University Core – Focused Inquiry: 12:00 – 12:50 pm
Work at Pizza Place: 5:00 – Midnight

Saturday
Rehearsal for Junior Project: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rehearsal for Junior Project: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

Sunday
Rehearsal for Informal Salon: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Work Teaching at Local Studio: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Senior Project Rehearsal: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Typical Schedule For A Senior Dance Major

Senior, Candace, balances her departmental courses along with her faculty, guest artist, and senior projects and work schedule:

Monday and Wednesday
Ballet IV: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Modern IV w/ Eric Rivera or guest artist faculty: 11:50 – 1:20 pm
Monday Nights– Guest Artist Rehearsal: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Nights– My Senior Project Rehearsal: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
Senior Project Class: 8:30 – 9:45 am
Ballet IV: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Modern IV: 11:50 – 1:20 pm
Teaching Methods: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday Nights– Faculty Rehearsal: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday Nights– Guest Artist Rehearsal: 6:30 – 8:00 pm; Senior Project Rehearsal: 8:30 – 10:00 pm

Friday
Dance Workshop (Master class for all dance majors): 9:00 am – 10:45 am
Department meeting with all dance majors: 10:45 – 11:15 am
Faculty Rehearsal: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
Work Teaching at Local Studio: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday
My Senior Project Rehearsal: 100: a.m. – Noon
Senior Project Rehearsal: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.