The NC State Dance Program gives students the opportunity to study dance through direct experience in choreography and performance. The program’s two student companies, the NCSU Dance Company and the Panoramic Dance Project, are open by audition. An array of classes, offered through the Master Class Series and the Global Dance Master Class Series are open to all NC State students, faculty and staff.
The Dance Program provides a rich training ground for choreographers through the study of composition, independent study and guided choreographic projects, and supports a creative environment rich in imagination, reflection, and the embodiment of ideas. As undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in various fields, the dancers at NC State bring their diverse insights and experiences into the artistic process and contribute meaningfully to the art.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take dance classes or get a degree in dance?
Courses in ballet, jazz, modern, social dance, tap, clogging, and composition are offered through the PE department each year, and are open to all students. The Dance Program also offers new special topics courses each semester such as advanced contemporary dance, improvisation, and acrobatic conditioning. Check the classes section of our website for more details. At this time, NC State does not offer a major or minor in dance. However, dance courses can be used as your Arts & Letters requirement in the General Education course requirements.
What is different between the NCSU Dance Company and Panoramic Dance Project?
There are many differences between the two student dance companies, beginning with the types of dance they each perform. The NCSU Dance Company performs modern dance; Panoramic Dance Project performs choreographic work with Afrocentric and world dance perspectives - including modern, jazz, hip hop, flamenco, traditional African, and traditional Indian dance. Check the student companies section of our website for more details.
Where can I find information about the Dance Team?
How can I learn more?