Degrees Granted
BFA, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City

Take your technique and skill to the next level with our program, designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in dance.

Why Earn Your BFA in Dance?

You can perform in a dance company, or on Broadway, or do commercial work. Pursue a number of different careers including dance therapy, arts management or teaching dance in schools or at a private studio.

Why Major in Dance at Adelphi?

  • Be part of a highly-ranked dance program — one of the top ten in New York state.
  • Receive personal attention in small classes taught by our world-class faculty.
  • Perform in productions and student workshops under the guidance of our expert faculty and guest choreographers.
  • Take advantage of our proximity to New York City by attending performances of renowned companies and work in dance-related internships.

What Can You do With a Degree in Dance?

You can perform in a dance company or on Broadway or do commercial work. You can pursue a career in dance therapy or arts management or in teaching dance in schools or at a private studio. Or you can choreograph dances on stage and in communities.

100%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 dance graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

Adelphi’s dance department allowed me to tailor the program to my needs and gain invaluable experiences. It was through Adelphi that I largely found the grit, courage and determination to found my own dance company.

Joy Douglas ’18 BFA in Dance, Founder of Douglas & Co.


A minor in dance gives a solid training in foundational and basic techniques.

Dance Minor

Dance minors receive training in modern dance and ballet and are introduced to acting, music and costume design. As a dance minor, you are also required to fulfill semester hours behind the scenes as a theatre tech.

Since only dance and theatre majors and minors are permitted to audition for roles, you’ll have ample opportunity to perform.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Our close proximity to New York City is ideal for providing firsthand field experience through class outings, attending professional performances and internships, which have often led to full-time positions. More than 80 percent of our dance majors continue on as actual performers. Our students have interned at companies like:

Adelphi dancers on stage during a final dress rehearsal of Kylian performance.


Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements along with an audition:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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