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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 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 opportunies available in a career in dance.
News & Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Radford University announced the five faculty members that won the 2018 Dalton Eminent Scholar Awards.
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.
James Robey has been appointed the new Department of Dance chair and comes to Radford from Webster University.
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.