*Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University Dance Science Program
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LOCATION: College Station, Texas
YEAR EST.: 2002
DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP: Christine Bergeron
DTCB COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: Brooke Griffin, Christine Bergeron
DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED: BS Kinesiology – Dance Science Track, BS University Studies – Dance Concentration
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Modern, Ballet
CONTACT: Websitebrgriffin@tamu.edu
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The TAMU Dance Program focuses on the health and well-being of the dancer while finding a balance between one’s structural limitations and the aesthetics of dance. Students study anatomy, injury prevention, nutrition, psychological aspects of the dancer, dance research, and proper bio-mechanical principles of dance technique. Additional coursework includes dance production, dance composition, Pilates, dance history, partnering, improvisation and dance pedagogy. Students enrolled in the Dance Science program move on to gain entrance into professional schools to study for careers in physical therapy and dance therapy, attend graduate school for their MFA in dance, become teachers with an anatomical approach to teaching dance technique and become performers with an understanding on how to dance longer and healthier. Our degree offers three different tracks to students to take electives to prepare them for their career goals, whether it is graduate school, dance education, or professional dance. Our students are given opportunities to work with a variety of professionals in the field from ballet to modern dance to dance science. The variety of opportunities provided to our students to be prepared for wherever their professional life takes them.