About

Preparing students for lifelong careers in dance.

The VCUarts Dance community seeks to shape the future of the field. We are a vital, energetic department with an established reputation, diverse guest artist program and professionally active faculty dedicated to student success. Graduates of our program thrive as performers, makers, teachers, administrators, and in many other facets of the field of dance.

VCUarts Dance’s teaching and learning environment offers 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 eight dance studios with floor-to-ceiling windows and a fully-staffed theater designed for dance.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance and Choreography is a pre-professional program that provides students with numerous opportunities for individual artistic growth in a community that values communication, collaboration, and self-motivation. VCU Dance provides an invigorating educational environment designed to prepare students for the demands and challenges of a career as an informed and engaged artist in the field of dance.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

One of the nation’s “top ten schools for choreography.” ­

-Seattle PI