9 male and female students in modern dance poses
Photo by Jesse Scroggins.

The Department of Dance at Texas Woman's University is dedicated to your development as an independent and proactive artist, scholar and leader. Our goal is to guide you in the discovery of your creative voice by providing uniquely challenging academic and performance opportunities at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level.

As a nationally accredited and internationally renowned dance program, we provide a diverse community of students, including many first-generation students, the chance to pursue their dreams of a career in performance, education or another dance-related field. TWU’s Department of Dance believes that every body can dance, and everybody can pursue a college degree.

Degree Programs

Why Study Dance at TWU?

Our accomplished faculty are invested in your success as a student.

The TWU Department of Dance faculty are critically acclaimed professionals and widely published experts in the field of dance. Our faculty are devoted first and foremost to their role as mentors, committed to helping students like you navigate the ever-changing landscapes of contemporary dance and university life.

Our competitive degree programs will help you excel as a professional.

We were recently recognized as the best dance college in Texas for providing an outstanding educational experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you with a broad foundation of skills and knowledge that can be applied in a variety of professional settings. Also, with flexible study options like our low-residency format for doctoral students, our programs are particularly well-suited to those interested in earning a degree while maintaining a full-time career.

Our unparalleled performance opportunities will allow you to grow as an artist.

Texas Woman's University is home to one of the most contemporary, progressive dance programs in the country. See for yourself:

Career Outlook

Our alumni pursue engaging careers in education, arts administration, research, community outreach, dance therapy, performance and choreography. A degree in dance also lends itself to graduate studies and interdisciplinary career paths in a variety of non-traditional fields, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Business administration
  • Communications
  • Education Administration and Recruitment
  • Leadership Development
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sociology
TWU offers a rigorous dance program, but it involves much more than producing people who can grace a stage. The program also teaches students everything that happens behind the scenes, along with enduring life lessons about taking advantage of opportunities, putting yourself out there and embracing risks to get ahead.
 Carissa Laitinen-Kniss, TWU alumna and co-owner of Twisted Bodies Pilates and Yoga in Denton, Texas
A group of 8 students sit with arms raised, throwing their heads back
Photo by Jesse Scroggins.

Page last updated 4:08 PM, October 3, 2016