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The Dance Program...

at The University of Akron's School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration (DTAA) 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.

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


Explore What's New in UA Dance


International guest artist - Alex Munz - brings innovative dance pedagogy to UA students and the UADC stage

Read about UA Dance Residencies

Explore the UADC 2015 Spring Event Page

Over 70 students attended the prospective student visit day event, DANCE DAY

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Explore Dance Day

Dance Program's Touring Ensemble took to Akron schools original dance production

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Dance Alum achieving the American Dream:
Started at Akron, starred on Broadway!

Zips! Achieve Page  More DTAA Alumni