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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.
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, and to network and form lasting bonds with dance professionals.
Learn more on our Dance Student Resources page.
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This course explores the extended physical technique known as Extreme Moves. The Extreme Moves training method focuses on the body?s alignment with regard to how forces are present, how they act upon it, and how to build strength to resist or collaborate with these forces. Students will work with props such as large physio balls, elastic bands, mats and the wall in order to improve their core strength, balance, upper and lower body strength and alignments. Through physical practice, readings and videos, students will learn the conceptual framework for Extreme Moves. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
This course will explore hip hop dance and culture from several points of entry: movement, historical, political, aesthetic, sonic, and geographical. The historical focus of the course locates hip-hop dance as a personal, interactive, and cultural expression. Students will navigate through the evolution of hip hop dance and culture from its birthplace in the Bronx, NY through its development into a global phenomenon. The course will discuss the elements of hip hop culture: DJ, B-Boy/Girl, Graffiti Art, MC, and Beat Box, and how they intersect. Students will explore how hip-hop influences and is influenced by geopolitics, race, gender, and other social structures. Prerequisites: DANC 261.
This course will focus on learning beginning and some intermediate exercises on the Pilates equipment, which includes the Reformer, Cadillac, Lo Chair and Magic Circle. Prerequisites: DANC 241.
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in Dance should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
A limited number of students may qualify each year for scholarships from ODU’s M&S program. Through generous donations to the Dance Program, six scholarships ranging from $750.00 to $4500.00 are awarded each year to deserving dance majors.
To be eligible for a scholarship through the dance program, a student must be a declared dance major and must exhibit exceptional commitment, talent and a positive attitude. Additional scholarships are available through the Office of Financial Aid.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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