Why Choose the Dance Department at Eastern?
- Dance Department announces Athletic Assessments For Dance Majors And Minors
Eastern‚Äôs Dance Department is led by a faculty of dance professionals whose expertise includes education, performance, choreography, community based arts, multicultural & African studies, dance medicine & science, and multimedia exploratory works.¬† 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 well rounded and grounded dance professional.
Students in Eastern‚Äôs Dance Department have the opportunity to immerse themselves in both curricular and extracurricular dance experiences such as:
- ¬†¬†¬† Fall and Spring Dance Concert Productions
- ¬†¬†¬† Senior Dance Productions
- ¬†¬†¬† Historical Research
- ¬†¬†¬† Dance Medicine and Science Research
- ¬†¬†¬† African and Multicultural Research
- ¬†¬†¬† Dance Repertory
- ¬†¬†¬† Dance Guild
- ¬†¬†¬† Eastern Dance Ministry (monthly performances at Chapel)
- ¬†¬†¬† Field Experiences
- ¬†¬†¬† Internships
Auditions:¬† An audition is required for acceptance into the dance major.¬† Dance minors must audition for leveling.
What the Dance Department Offers
Dance Department Mission Statement¬†
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.¬† The program approaches the study of dance in a comprehensive manner, balancing the academic curriculum with performance production.¬† The development of satisfactory technical performance based on sound biomechanical principles is supported by engagement with historical, socio-cultural and aesthetic theory, exploration of creative potential,¬† instruction in pedagogical practice and understanding of anatomical principles. The course work and community environment engage the individual on physical, intellectual, social, and emotional levels anchored in Christian spirituality--shaping a dance professional who is well-rounded and grounded.