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.
A minor in dance gives a solid training in foundational and basic techniques.
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:
- Alison Cook Beatty Dance
- Gallim Dance
- Gibney Dance
- Mark Morris Dance Group
- Paul Taylor Dance Company
Transformative Educational Opportunities
All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape: