A minor in dance can lead to numerous opportunities within the field of dance performance and education. Students can obtain the necessary tools to teach, choreograph and direct in high schools, private studios, performance groups, dance/drill teams, dance within community and/or companies, or utilize their minor studies to pursue degrees in dance. Dance is considered to be an important part of the visual and performing arts educational experience. Studies of dance performance, education and history can enhance a student’s academic experience.
Freshman, change of major and transfer students should follow all Texas A&M University and department admissions policies. View the Undergraduate Admissions page for full information.
In addition, applicants to the Dance Program must participate in an audition process. Submit your application to the University as soon as possible. Both acceptance by the University AND acceptance by the Dance Program through the audition process are required.
Performance opportunities include: an annual dance concert (Perpetual Motion), Faculty Arts Showcase, Choreographers’ Showcase, Senior Concerts, informal performances, student organization concerts, performances throughout the community and on campus and state, regional, and national/international gala performances. Dance faculty often receive grants for other performances throughout the University in collaboration with faculty from other colleges. Students are also given the opportunity to attend various festivals and conferences.
The Dance Program also offers students the capability to work with guest artists in master classes, watching performances and learning repertory. This not only gives students a unique opportunity to build their resumes but to work with a variety of professionals in the field.
Concentration: Dance Science
Credit Hours: 18 Hours
The online audition has a built-in application. It will require you to also upload a dance resume, full-length dance photograph, and a letter of intent. Your letter of intent should discuss your aspirations and goals as well as why the TAMU Dance Program is the program for you.
- Follow the dress code (see other relevant information below) for photos. The photo can either be black and white or color. The photograph is not used as a criterion for admission but functions as a memory tool for the adjudication committee.
- Women – solid colored leotard, pink tights, pink (or skin tone) ballet shoes, hair pulled back in a bun. No jewelry allowed. No pointe shoes.
- Men – black tights, solid colored tight-fitting t-shirt or leotard, dance belt; ballet shoes
- Women – solid colored leotard and black tights, bare feet. Hair pulled back and away from the face. No jewelry allowed.
- Men – black footless tights, solid colored tight-fitting t-shirt or leotard, dance belt, bare feet