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Welcome from the Chair

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Radford University Department of Dance website.  As you browse through our pages, I am confident that you will realize our commitment to the art of dance and to our community of learners.

The department of dance prepares students to view their ever-changing world with an understanding of the non-literal, imaginative, and ephemeral nature of dance.  In and out of the classroom, students explore the areas of dance technique, performance, theory, and the creative process.

Our dynamic faculty, all practicing artists and experienced educators, develop strong mentoring relationships with their students that often extend past graduation. We offer a wide range of productions including full-length ballets such as The Nutcracker, productions of original contemporary works by dance faculty, the work of distinguished guest artists, performances by professional dance companies, and student-created work.

The department plays a major role in the cultural life of the community at large by offering master classes, coordinating workshops, and directing residencies throughout the region. Undergraduate majors, working closely with the faculty, play a very active role in this outreach. We welcome your questions and strongly encourage you to contact and visit us.

Sincerely,

Margaret Devaney, Chair