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Welcome to the UGA Department of Dance!

The UGA Department of Dance offers the Bachelor of Arts degree through the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The program of study is a comprehensive dance curriculum with professional training in contemporary dance and ballet with an emphasis on performance. Jazz, hip hop, urban and world dance forms, ballroom, folk and tap classes are also offered. Coursework in dance explores the technical, stylistic, historical, analytical, cultural and performative aspects of the art of dance, providing a strong foundation for student to explore, experiment and develop personal creativity and artistry.  Students also have the option to earn Teacher Certification in Georgia along with the degree in Dance.  UGA is the only University System of Georgia school to offer P-12 Certification in Dance.

The University of Georgia is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

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Support Dance at UGA

Join us on the dance floor with a gift to the Department of Dance at the University of Georgia!  To mail a donation, download and print our gifting brochure, or visit our giving page to learn how to give online. Be sure to designate Thank you for your support! Read more.

EVERY DOLLAR CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEPARTMENT HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR STUDENTS AND FACULTY.

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Coronavirus Resources

The University of Georgia continues to work closely with the University Health Center, the University System of Georgia, and local and state public health officials to monitor COVID-19. The top priority in these uncertain times remains the health, safety and wellbeing of all members of our campus community.  The Department of Dance has made great efforts to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe with mask wearing, social distancing and frequent cleaning of the dance studios and facilities.  Please visit UGA's coronavirus website for information and resources on health, travel, emergency preparedness, and campus operations to keep you and others safe.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Dance is to promote excellence in, access to, and appreciation of dance as a unique body - based art form through which humans can express their personal, historical, and cultural diversity. Creative research is central to our mission - informing teaching; mastering dance as a physical discipline; nurturing the creative process; generating and regenerating the art form; presenting artistic enrichment to the world