Department of Dance

School of Music, Theatre and Dance

323 Coleman Building




Janet Lilly, Professor and Head of Department

Professor Green

Associate Professors Cyrus, Gee, Parrish, Sullivan

Assistant Professors Höfling, Lee

APT Assistant Professor Waegerle


Mission Statement

Within the context of UNCG’s comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, the Department of Dance offers bachelors and masters degrees that provide specialized skills for a variety of careers in the evolving field of dance. The department's primary goal is to teach students the imaginative, critical, and technical skills essential to the creative process and to scholarly inquiry. Our comprehensive curricula foster inclusive learning and intellectual curiosity framed by an engagement with cultural diversity, community outreach, and global issues as related to dance.  The Department prepares undergraduate and graduate students for further study and successful and productive lives as artists, educators, and scholars at the state, regional, national and international levels.


The Department of Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance. The Department's program leading to K–12 licensure (Standard Professional I) for public school teaching is accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.


Admission to Dance Majors (B.A. and B.F.A.)

Admission for dance major programs in the Department of Dance is by audition only. All prospective dance majors must participate in a selective admission process. This includes students currently at UNCG who have not been accepted as majors in the Department. The audition process includes a written application, an audition class, a writing sample, and an interview. Application forms and details are available from the Department.


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