Moving Forward Together

Radford University's Department of Dance prepares undergraduate students to be real, responsive, and resilient dancers, teachers, choreographers, and scholars for careers in the 21st century dance field. 

We do this believing that you will not go as far in dance, or in life, trying to outdo each other as you will moving forward together, so we focus on three themes: relationships, diversity, and opportunity.

It’s all about relationships. Lending a hand to lift each other up, we provide a supportive, yet challenging environment.

Richness in diversity. Rather than being a melting pot, we think of our program as a fusion of unique dance artists who each contribute to the flavor of the whole while maintaining a distinct identity, style, and voice.

Creating opportunity. We encourage you to learn to see challenges as a springboard for your own creativity, while also discovering the many opportunities available in a career in dance.

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News & Events

  1. Spirit Week to celebrate final days of Porterfield, McGuffey Halls »

    4/16/2021

    The College of Visual and Performing Arts will say farewell to Porterfield and McGuffey Halls by hosting a Spirit Week. The final week of classes this semester will be the last time students ever take courses in these buildings, as they will each be torn down and replaced with the Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity.

  2. ‘Dancing on the Edge’ returns in April »

    3/31/2021

    “Dancing on the Edge” is an annual spring event hosted by the Department of Dance where students in the program perform choreographed works by dance faculty and guest artists. It is often one of the last times that graduating seniors in the program have the opportunity to perform together.

  3. HIPs grant brings internationally recognized dance experts to classroom »

    3/9/2021

    With help from a High Impact Practices (HIPs) grant, Associate Professor of Dance Amy VanKirk was able to add a series of virtual master classes to her course featuring experts in the history of jazz dance.

  4. Fall Dance Fest 2020 goes online »

    10/8/2020

    Fall Dance Fest 2020 will be streamed online rather than performed for a live audience. It is the first time that the performance has ever been offered in this format. In another first, it will also feature two senior student choreographers performing their own solos as part of the lineup.

  5. Dance concert to showcase honors capstone choreography »

    2/20/2020

    Senior dance majors Keagan Vickers and Andrew Danaceau are preparing to showcase everything they’ve learned during their studies at Radford University on February 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The two seniors are organizing the Honors Capstone Dance Concert at the Albig Studio Theatre in Peters Hall.    

  6. ‘An Evening of Ballet’ opens tonight at Bondurant Auditorium »

    11/14/2019

    Students in Radford University’s Department of Dance are gearing up to present “An Evening of Ballet” for three nights starting at 7:30 p.m. November 14 through 16, 2019. The program will last just under an hour and will feature four dance pieces.

  7. Dance alumna hired by prestigious Massachusetts dance festival: Q&A with Fiona Scruggs »

    11/11/2019

    Dance alumna Fiona Scruggs, ’19, took time out of her busy schedule to tell us about her new position as School Programs Coordinator for Jacob’s Pillow, the longest running summer dance festival in the United States.

  8. 'Fall Dance Fest' returns to Bondurant Auditorium this week »

    10/22/2019

    Dance majors at Radford University have been enduring a strenuous schedule to bring “Fall Dance Fest” to the stage of Bondurant Auditorium on October 24, 25 and 26, 2019.

     

  9. Dance students get unique international experience in Korea »

    9/16/2019

    During the summer of 2019, Department of Dance students Monica Tirado, Sebrena Williamson, Caroline Beard and Zoe Couloumbis traveled to South Korea with Professor of Dance Ji-Eun Lee where they participated in a number of dance and cultural events.

From University Relations

  1. Dalton Eminent Scholar Award winners announced »

    12/5/2018

    Radford University announced the five faculty members that won the 2018 Dalton Eminent Scholar Awards.

  2. Dancers to premiere original work at international dance festival »

    11/19/2018

    Three Radford dance students will spend their Thanksgiving breaks as performers and teachers in South Korea at the sixth annual Incheon International Contemporary Dance Festival.

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