Develop your Unique Artistic Voice through Dance Technique, Choreography and Performance

Dance has a history, a place in contemporary culture, with specific methods for achieving excellence. At Nova Southeastern University, you'll appreciate our beautiful facilities, experienced faculty and opportunities to hone your craft as a dance artist.

NSU offer you opportunities to explore a diverse range of dance forms ranging from ballet and jazz to modern and improvisation. Throughout your time in the program, you will participate in a variety of masterclasses and explore professional opportunities by completing an internship. NSU’s Bachelor of Arts in Dance enables you to develop the creative skills needed to produce an original show. You’ll have opportunities to work with dance professionals both inside and outside of the classroom and gain valuable performance experience as a member of the NSU Dance ensemble. With a dance degree from NSU, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers.

Why Should You Major in Dance at NSU?

Become a Professional Dancer, Choreographer or Teacher

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dancers and choreographers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2019 to 2029, which is faster than the average for all occupations. As an NSU Dance major, you’ll study dance as an art form from a variety of perspectives—historical, cultural, technical and creative—and acquire valuable critical thinking and analytical skills that will translate to a wide range of careers. By understanding how art relates to global culture, entertainment, fitness and education, you’ll be able to pursue roles as a professional dancer, choreographer, occupational therapist, dance educator, studio owner, artistic director, company manager and more.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage for dancers and choreographers in 2019 was $17.49 and $22.27, respectively. Other roles that dance graduates may pursue reported the following annual salaries in 2019:

  • Occupational Therapist – $84,950
  • Postsecondary Teachers – $79,540

Shark Destinations

NSU Dance alumni go on to enjoy exciting and rewarding careers. Graduates of this program have gone on to prestigious graduate schools in Dance such as Sarah Lawrence College, Hollins University and New York University, to name a few. Our alumni are Dance Company directors as well as directors of dance at both the high school and college level. The range of careers for our alumni include owning private dance studios, working in the health and wellness field and producing corporate events. In addition, our alumni have presented dance films in Los Angeles, showcased their choreography in New York and performed both nationally and internationally.