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Dance Bachelor Degree (B.A.)

Dance Bachelor Degree (B.A.)

Dance at Messiah College

Do you want to communicate to those around you and express worship to God through dance? Do you want to hone your technical skills and learn new performance and choreography techniques?

At Messiah College, one of the top Christian colleges in the U.S., dance is much more than movement, rhythm and fitness; it's a creative form of worship. You'll participate in dance as a significant form of human expression and communication. If you desire to major in dance and pursue a career on stage, or you want to dance publicly as an expression of worship or you wish to continue honing your skills, Messiah can accommodate your goals.

Dance major distinctives
Career options for dance majors
Internship opportunities for dance majors

Program emphasis and opportunities

While earing your Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in dance, you'll come to better know and understand the world through dance while serving God and others.

You can take dance classes to work towards a dance major, dance minor or musical theatre major. Messiah’s dance program offers a breadth of experiences in ballet, musical theatre, jazz, modern, tap, pedagogy, choreography, dance ministry and dance history. Dance classes also help to fulfill your physical education credits.

Dance courses focus on history, technique, artistry and performance, and are taught by professional dancers who have studied and performed at venues such as Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, University of Utah, University of Arizona's School of Dance and Lancaster, Pa.'s Sight and Sound Theatre. What you learn in your dance classes can then be put into practice in the College’s theatre productions and numerous dance ministry groups – GiViM, Acclamation, Da Blazin’ Footprints, God’s Kingdom Steppers or Spirit Force.

After graduation

Your classes and performance experiences will prepare you to express yourself in dance performance, attend graduate school, pursue a career in choreography or dance instruction or worship God through a career in dance ministry.