College of Fine Arts and Design

Department of Dance

Department of Dance Mission: 

Preparing students for professional careers in dance and dance education by helping them acquire the knowledge and skills to compete and contribute as emerging artists, creative scholars, and leaders in the arts.

The UCO Department of Dance offers diverse opportunities for students majoring in Dance:

  • Degrees include a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and a B.A. Ed in Dance Education (the only university in Oklahoma that offers a Dance Education degree leading to Oklahoma State Teacher Certification)
  • Technical training with equal emphasis in ballet, modern and jazz
  • Variety of coursework including pedagogy, improvisation, composition, movement analysis, history, and anatomy
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Internationally and nationally renowned guest artists
  • Kaleidoscope Dance Company, UCO’s touring dance company
  • Numerous opportunities to perform in formal and informal settings
  • Attention to each student's unique background and individual career goals.
  • Summer travel abroad opportunities
  • Performance opportunities with OKC professional companies, Perpetual Motion and Race.