Situated within a nationally ranked research university just 45 minutes from New York City, the Dance Department seeks to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community of dance artists of the highest caliber who are collaborative and multidimensional in their view and knowledge of the dance field internationally. Through comprehensive, innovative, student-centered curricula, Dance at Mason Gross fosters excellence at the intersection of dance performance, creative achievement, and research inquiry. The Dance Department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).
The Dance Department offers the following undergraduate dance programs outside of the bachelor of fine arts:
In partnership with the School of Graduate Studies, the Dance Department offers the following graduate dance programs for the master of education:
- BFA/EdM Five-Year Program: Bachelor of fine arts in dance and master of education in dance studies
- EdM Dance Education Post-Baccalaureate Program: Master of education in dance studies with certification in dance education
- EdM Professional Teacher Advancement Program: Master of education in dance studies