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The BA in Dance

Rowan University integrates the study of dance within a liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for lifelong learning. Housed within the Department of Theatre and Dance, a multidisciplinary program committed to experimentation and collaboration, the BA in Dance creates informed artists whose technical training in movement and performance is coupled with intellectual engagement.


The suggested course sequence for the BA in Dance can be found here: 

The Curriculum


All students must audition for the BA in Dance. Information for admission and audition can be found here:



Classes are taught by Acclaimed Faculty Artists

Paule Turner 

Dr. Leslie Elkins  

Dawn Marie Bazemore 

Performance Opportunities

Dance Extensions - Rowan’s Premiere Contemporary Dance Company

American College Dance Regional Festival

Bi-Annual Mainstage Dance Concerts


Successful Alumni

Upon graduation from the BA in Dance Program students are prepared to enter the workforce as professional performers, private studio teachers/owners, or community arts advocates. Rowan dance students have the technical and academic foundation an advanced degree or public school teacher certification.

Recent dance alumni are completing or have completed graduate work at Temple University’s Program in Dance, Rhode Island University’s Program in Health and Exercise Science, and Drexel University’s Program in Dance Therapy. They are also successful studio owners, instructors in public schools and private musical theatre camps, arts writers for the Gloucester County Times and other print publications, and dancers with Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.