Dance Overview

The Department of Dance prepares articulate artists in an intensive learning environment through performance, choreography, teaching, scholarship, and service that integrate body, mind, and spirit.

Performing opportunities are provided both on and off-campus with various groups that travel locally, nationally, and internationally. Most dance technique and performance classes are not restricted to dance majors. Placement in technique and performance classes is determined by audition.

In addition to the wide variety of foundational courses and advanced technique and performance classes, intensive major course work includes studies in the dance sciences, dance history, and additional academic work that develops performance, choreography, teaching, scholarship and leadership skills in all types of dance. At Brigham Young University, dance celebrates the best in humankind and strives to enrich the lives of all who experience it.

Undergraduate Programs and Degrees


Watch a brief introductory video about Dance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I declare a minor?

Students who wish to declare a minor need to meet with the minor faculty advisor.

How do I become involved with performing companies?

You may find information about each company at the following links:

When is the audition/screening for dance majors?

There are once a year. You may find more information at

Where can I find information about dance scholarships?

You may find scholarship information at

Where can I find information about dance study abroad opportunities?

You may find information here:

What classes should I register for?

It is recommended to follow the suggested sequence of courses on the Major Academic Plan (MAP) for each major.

Which classes transfer to dance?

Transfer classes are evaluated individually by Pam Musil. Please contact her at

Still have questions? Schedule an appointment by calling our office at 801-422-3777