Dance Degree Programs | Webster University

Dance Degree Programs

The Dance degree program at Webster University prepares students for careers in performance, choreography, and teaching as well as for entrance into a master of fine arts (MFA) or master of arts (MA) programs. Dance majors may earn a BA or BFA in dance with an emphasis in ballet or modern, and all students develop a well-rounded understanding of the world of dance.

Many on-campus opportunities exist for dance students to perform, such as the Webster University Dance Ensemble—the department's performance company that produces a major concert each Spring and participates annually in the American College Dance Association conference. Additionally, the Department of Dance offers multiple concert dance forms including classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, and tap.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Ballet
  • Modern

Dance Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:


Acceptance to the Department of Dance as a degree-seeking student is by audition. There is no audition required for a dance minor. Auditions are held on campus throughout the year and conducted in the form of a class. The audition will consist of classes in ballet and modern techniques. It is preferable that applicants have a solid background in ballet. To request an audition, please complete the audition request form.

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