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

  • 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

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts
Dance Education
Delivery Modes


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

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


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Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.


What are the requirements to apply for Dance Education at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in Dance Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • To become a Dance major you must audition. Auditions for the ODU Dance Program will be held: Saturday, February 8, 2020 Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Auditions from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Auditions include a ballet class*, a modern class, hip-hop class and a tour of the facilities. Please register for an audition slot and submit your application to the Dance Program then click the button to submit your online application. High school students attending the program auditions will be considered for a scholarship to ODU Summer Dance Intensive taking place in June 2020. To attend, all application materials must be submitted online by January 3, 2020. For more information about the auditions, you may email Marilyn Marloff.


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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

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