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 promote a personal approach, giving students an individualized and compassionate education.

We encourage rigor and resiliency as students develop the craft and professional standards needed for successful careers, whatever path they choose.

We engage students with a community focus that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion, creates a sense of belonging and develops the skills of collaborative leadership.

We foster adaptive innovations so our students can become the next generation of entrepreneurial artists and scholars leading the field of dance forward.  

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News & Events

  1. 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.

  2. 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.    

  3. ‘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.

  4. 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.

  5. '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.

     

  6. 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.

  7. Dance students invited to Korean international dance festival following summer abroad »

    9/17/2018

    In July, Williamson, O’Brien and Couloumbis traveled to Seoul, South Korea with fellow dance majors Brigitte Manga and Celinna Haber to gain professional international experience collaborating with the Korean dance association, Incheon.

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.

  3. Department of Dance announces new department chair »

    7/12/2018

    James Robey has been appointed the new Department of Dance chair and comes to Radford from Webster University.

  4. Dance, theatre travel to Dublin and London for an international experience »

    6/27/2018

    Students and faculty from the Department of Dance and the School of Dance and Theatre traveled to Dublin, Ireland and London to soak in and learn from the international arts scene.

     

     

  5. Seniors take to the stage for the Student Choreography Showcase »

    4/26/2018

    Seniors in the Department of Dance will showcase their skill as emerging choreographers in the “Student Choreography Showcase,” an evening of exploratory dances.

  6. ‘Oklahoma!’ comes to Virginia »

    4/2/2018

    The Radford Theater Department is showcasing its production of the musical “Oklahoma!” in April. Originally premiering in 1943, “Oklahoma!” is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

  7. "BEFORE and BEYOND WORDS" cast reflects on performance »

    2/22/2018

    The School of Dance and Theatre wrapped up two performances of the collaborative work “BEFORE and BEYOND WORDS” on Jan. 26-27 at the Albig Studio Theater.

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