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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.
News & Events
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.
What do you get when you cross New York City, 14 Radford University School of Dance and Theatre students, two faculty members, the Today Show and Disney Workshops? As dance and theatre majors discovered in May 2017, you get an incredible learning experience.
See what our alumni, faculty and students are doing the week of June 25, 2017.
Radford University dance majors performed in a new work, “Remember the Future,” on May 18 as part of the NASA Langley Research Center Centennial Tribute show at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, Virginia.
See what CVPA alumni, faculty and students have accomplished in June 2017.
An interview with Matthew Robinson, Outstanding Senior in Dance
The CVPA has Spring Fever and a competitive spirit. Radford University is publicly launching a new fundraising initiative April 17. For one week only, April 17 – 21, each college on campus plus Radford University Athletics will raise money for a project of its choice utilizing a new online crowdfunding platform. Each college and Athletics are competing to see which project can reach its goal first.
Department of Dance assistant professor Amy VanKirk, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will premiere a new dance work, “Remember the Future,” inspired by the storied history and major accomplishments of the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
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.
Seniors in the Department of Dance will showcase their skill as emerging choreographers in the “Student Choreography Showcase,” an evening of exploratory dances.
The Radford Theater Department is showcasing its production of the musical “Oklahoma!” in April. Originally premiering in 1943, “Oklahoma!” is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
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.
How do dancer majors get through exhausting days of rehearsals and training? Nutrition majors have some answers.
Students in the freshman seminar for dance course performed at the Carilion Clinic New River Valley Medical Center on Dec. 6, bringing together patients and families.
The Department of Dance is presenting Fall Dance Fest over Homecoming Weekend, showcasing the artistic talents of Radford University faculty and students.