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Why Choose the Dance Program at Eastern?
Eastern’s Dance Program is led by a faculty of dance professionals whose expertise includes education, performance, choreography, community based arts, multicultural “Eastern's comprehensive curriculum has given me an all around deeper understanding of dance and a profound respect for the art form.”
Caroline Butcher '12
SHARP Dance Company Member& 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.
What the Dance Program Offers
Dance Program 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.
Students in Eastern’s Dance Program have the opportunity to immerse themselves in both curricular and extracurricular dance experiences such as:
- Fall and Spring Dance Concert Productions
- Historical Research
- Dance Repertory
- Eastern Dance Club
- Eastern Dance Ministry (monthly performances at Chapel)
Auditions: Dance minors must audition for leveling.