About this Program

The Old Dominion University Dance Program engages students in a dynamic and transformative process of dance training, fostering curiosity, imagination, versatility and innovation. Through interdisciplinary learning, scholarly research and engagement with local and global communities, students experience dance on many levels helping them to think critically and live creatively as dance artists.

Program Highlights

  • With approximately 40 to 50 majors, students have many opportunities to perform and choreograph in multiple venues and concerts throughout their academic careers.

  • Students thrive in an academic and social community within a program that is supportive and encouraging of diversity and innovation.

  • Students interact with resident guest artists at least twice a year affording them the chance to experience art in the making, to network and form lasting bonds with dance professionals.

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Degree Earned
Delivery Modes


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$17.70 per-hour Median Salary

Perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording.

Managers, All Other

$113,180 Median Salary

All managers not listed separately.


$32.89 per-hour Median Salary

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.


$52,970 Median Salary

Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.

Alumni Careers

Chicago Dance Crash
Virginia Opera
Governor’s School for the Arts
Virginia Ballet Theater
TR Dance


What are the requirements to apply for Dance at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Dance should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

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