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The Dance Program...

at The University of Akron's School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration offers students traditional technical training combined with an academic program leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Dance or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Dance with a Business Cognate.

These UA Dance degrees prepare students for:

  • performing careers
  • graduate studies in the fields related to dance such as arts administration, dance history, physical therapy, dance therapy, dance education, or dance ethnology
  • teaching careers in private studios

A fifth-year option is available in which students can be licensed to teach dance in public schools, grades pre-K through 12.


The University of Akron is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).