Why Study Dance?

Studying dance develops creativity, teamwork, confidence, critical thinking, self-discipline, physical health and the ability to work collaboratively—all beneficial in any 21st century career path and quality of life.


The BFA Dance program at Towson University provides a strong liberal arts education combined with rigorous technique-based training that supports individual development of the dancer, artist and dance educator. Students are prepared to enter the professional world as dancers, choreographers, teachers and leaders in the arts.

Graduates of our programs have gone on to be principal dancers and choreographers in prestigious companies, owners and artistic directors at private studios, and teachers. Others pursue advanced degrees. Double majoring is popular in the areas of exercise science, psychology, mass communication, business, family studies and others.

Learn more about careers in dance at the Career Center.

Why Towson?

Being a dance major at Towson University means joining a community of artists/scholars dedicated to nurturing students’ ability to dance and create dance at all ages and stages of life. Big school resources and opportunities combine with small-school attention to make Towson the ideal setting to pursue your dance training.

Academic Advantages

  • small classes taught by nationally recognized faculty who are dedicated teachers, mentors and active professionals
  • ability to double major within a BFA curriculum
  • state-of-the-art practice and performance spaces
  • guest artist programs
  • multiple performance, choreography, outreach and internship opportunities
  • accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) since 1984