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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 changemaking.
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.
A Culture of Changemaking. We encourage you to learn to see challenges as a springboard for your own creativity, while also making a positive change in the world through dance.
Your Journey Begins with An Audition. Click this link or the image to the right to learn about how you can set up an audtion for our program.
News & Events
Exploring the Dark Side of the Moon »
The College of Visual and Performing Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s landmark concept album, Dark Side of the Moon, with a free live performance.
Studying Joy »
Senior Sawyer Kadel creates "Life of the Party" for Dance/Honors capstone.
Radford Alum Leads Youth Dance Program »
Dance alum Reagan Mihailoff ('21) returns as RUBY Artistic Director.
Dancing on the Edge Returns »
Dancers and choreographers have been working hard to bring Dancing on the Edge to the stage this spring.
Broadway Dancer Brings New Steps to Radford »
Radford students had a chance to learn with Maxx Reed this Spring, a veteran dancer with a diverse professional skillset.
Dance Returns to the Stage »
After a year and a half of virtual performances, the Department of Dance returns to the stage to presents its first live concert, Fall Dance Festival, Oct 14, 15 at 7:30PM and Oct 16 at 2:00PM in Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall.
Dance professor, students to be featured in NYC jazz dance concert »
Associate Professor of Dance Amy VanKirk and six of her students will debut a virtual performance with New York City-based Jazz Choreography Enterprises on April 24 and 25, 2021. VanKirk will be featured as part of a live talkback following the performance on April 25, 2021.
Spirit Week to celebrate final days of Porterfield, McGuffey Halls »
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.
From University Relations
Radford University alumna joins Radio City Rockettes »
Caitlin Potosnak, ’12 dazzles thousands of holiday-spirited people every day with high-stepping precision choreography and sequined costumes.
Friend of CVPA honored with musical celebration »
Friends and colleagues celebrated the memory of Johann Norstedt, supporter of the arts at Radford University.