Dance at GVSU


Physical. Language. Grace. Kinesthetic. Gesture. Emotional. Space. Powerful. Communication. Senses. Body. Force. Human. Embody. Technical. Effort. Dialogue. Chance. Touch. Suspend. Propel. Intrigue.



Degrees Offered


Dance Major

Dance Minor



Grand Valley State University Dance Program offers students a chance to develop technical dance skills through rigorous technique courses and performing opportunities. The Dance Program guides a dancer's artistry, technique, emotions and physical facility to converge into a unique and dynamic performer. Through daily technique courses in Modern, Ballet, Jazz and Pointe, each dancer hones their craft in small classes with one-on-one Faculty/Student instruction. GVSU Dance enables each dancer to interact within a dynamic group of performers while building a network of resources for their future careers.


The Dance Program has 50 majors and over 30 minors in our degree program. The Dance Program is housed in the Department of Music and Dance and offers a major in the Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Dance Program is housed in GVSU's Performing Arts Center (PAC). Available facilities include the Louis Armstrong Theatre, which seats 400, the Dance Studio Theatre which seats 100, and a MacLab for video-editing and digital media applications. The dance wing of the Performing Arts Center was added in 2001 and includes two spacious studios with sprung marley floors, a quadraphonic sound system, large locker/dressing rooms, and four faculty offices. The Dance Wing also houses our Dance Costume Shop which features state-of-the art sewing equipment and fabrics.


Performing Arts Center Floor Plan

Depiction of the Performing Arts Center

Building Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00midnight

Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-10:00pm