Why Choose the Dance Department at Eastern?
Easternâ€™s Dance Department is led by a faculty of dance professionals whose expertise includes education, performance, choreography, community based arts, and studio work. The course work and community environment in the dance program engage students on physical, intellectual, social, and emotional levels anchored in Christian spirituality, which helps to shape a dance professional.
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Students in Easternâ€™s Dance Department have the opportunity to immerse themselves in both curricular and extracurricular dance experiences such as:
- Fall and Spring Dance Concert Productions
- Dance Repertory
- Sacred Dance Group
- Dance Guild
- Eastern Dance Ministry
- Field Experiences
What the Dance Department Offers
Dance Department Mission StatementÂ
The Dance Program of Eastern University provides dance education in a Christian setting, enabling students who are interested in careers in dance to integrate their faith with the discipline of dance. Â The program approaches the study of dance in a comprehensive manner, balancing the academic curriculum with performance production. Â The development of satisfactory technical performance is supported by engagement with historical, socio-cultural and aesthetic theory, exploration of creative potential, and instruction in pedagogical practice. The course work and community environment engage the individual on physical, intellectual, social, and emotional levels anchored in Christian spirituality--shaping a dance professional.