College Close-Ups

December 2014 | College Close-Ups | Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, offers its dance students professional-level experiences within the framework of a liberal-arts college curriculum. These experiences may include multiple guest artist residencies, study abroad in London, and yearly participation in the National College Dance Festival.

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November 2014 | College Close-Ups | Saint Mary’s College of California

Dance students in the Performing Arts Department at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga learn to discuss and analyze both classic and contemporary works, and to understand the arts in the context of the long history of great ideas and artistic achievements that have shaped the world of dance.

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October 2014 | College Close-Ups | Oklahoma City University Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management

Oklahoma City University’s dance program graduates have been cast in more than 70 Broadway productions; more than 48 have kicked up their heels with the Rockettes; and others have performed on cruise ships or in Las Vegas. Hundreds (if not thousands) have worked professionally in the performing-arts field as dancers, managers, teachers, or choreographers for theme parks, concert dance companies, and national and international touring productions.

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August 2014 | College Close-Ups | Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University, with an enrollment of 2,500 undergraduates, is an accredited, four-year liberal arts institution overlooking Lake Erie, just outside the city limits of Erie, Pennsylvania. The Dance Department, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, is housed in the School of Arts and Humanities and offers BA and BFA degrees in dance, with a ballet focus.

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March-April 2014 | College Close-Ups | Missouri State University

Missouri State University’s dance program, dubbed a “gem hidden in the Ozarks” by students and alumni, provides young artists with comprehensive preparation based on the reality of today’s professional arena, and not on any assumed limits of a career in dance. Students are encouraged to investigate the multifaceted and ever-changing world of dance through technical training, creative activities, and scholarly research.

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January 2014 | College Close-Ups | Jacksonville University

In this new department, we’ll help you direct your college-bound students to the dance program that’s right for them. Whether you keep these profiles for reference or post them on your school’s bulletin board, this is information you’ll want to share with your students and their families.

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