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Dance is a college major that focuses on the study of dance as an art form and a discipline. Dance majors typically study various styles and techniques of dance, such as ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and world dance. They also study the history, theory, and criticism of dance, as well as the cultural and social context of dance.

A typical dance major curriculum may include courses in dance technique, choreography, dance history, dance science, and performance. Many programs also offer courses in related areas such as music, theater, and film.

The dance major may also include regular performance opportunities, as well as opportunities to choreograph and present original work. Many dance programs also offer opportunities for students to study abroad, attend workshops, and participate in master classes with guest artists.

Career opportunities for dance majors include professional dancing and choreography, dance education, arts administration, and dance therapy. Dance majors may also go on to graduate programs in dance, or pursue careers in related fields such as physical therapy, sports medicine, and fitness instruction.

Please note that the name, structure and curriculum of the major may vary depending on the institutions. It is always a good idea to check with the institutions about their specific program and its requirements.

Dance Scholarships

  1. The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Scholarships: NDEO offers scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing a degree in dance education or dance studies.
  2. The Joffrey Ballet School Scholarships: The Joffrey Ballet School awards scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional talent and potential in ballet.
  3. The American Tap Dance Foundation Scholarships: The American Tap Dance Foundation offers scholarships to students studying tap dance at the high school, college, or professional level.
  4. The Dance/USA Emerging Professional Dancer and Choreographer Grant: This grant provides financial assistance to emerging professional dancers and choreographers to help support their training and career development.
  5. The National Society of Arts and Letters Dance Competition: This competition awards scholarships to talented dance students at the high school and college level.
  6. The American Academy of Ballet Scholarships: The American Academy of Ballet offers scholarships to students studying ballet at the pre-professional level.
  7. The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Scholarships: This scholarship provides support to graduate students pursuing research in the field of dance.

Please note that the availability of these scholarships may change over time and it is always a good idea to check with the institutions offering them for the most up-to-date information. It is also a good idea to check with the professional dance organizations, and dance foundations, as they also offer scholarships for dance students.

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