The Towson University Dance Department advocates Dancing for a Lifetime by challenging students to examine and refine their approaches to the arts of dancing, choreography and dance education.
The Department of Dance offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance since 1982. For students who are interested in teaching, there is an optional teacher certification program available.
As stated in the Standards for Accreditation Handbook 2006: Page 41 VIII.A.2 Purpose for all Professional Baccalaureate Degrees in Dance: "B.F.A. students enrolled in professional and undergraduate degrees in dance are expected to develop the knowledge, skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the artist in the field of dance. To fulfill various professional responsibilities, the dance artist must exhibit not only technique competence, but also broad knowledge of dance and dance repertory, the ability to integrate dance-related knowledge and skills, sensitivity to dance and musical styles, and an insight into the role of dance intellectual, education, and cultural alike."
TU's dance program provides a strong liberal arts education coupled with conservatory-based training that supports individual development of the student/artist/educator. The major in dance performance leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
"All B.F.A. dance majors have the opportunity to perform in eight traditional formal performances during their four years at Towson. At each performance event, there are five concerts."
– Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell