Bowling Green State University

School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies

Bowling Green, OH 43403


Colleen Murphy, Dance Program Coordinator, 419/372-0225,

Diane Euler, KNS Division Secretary, 419/372- 6905,


Program Philosophy:

The Dance Program at Bowling Green State University is housed in the Kinesiology Division of the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies.The dance program stresses the technical and theoretical study of dance, focusing on intellectual and creative endeavors and technical mastery. It provides a thorough investigation of the art of dance via emphasis on experiential and theoretical work in three types of courses: studio classes in performance; studio/lecture classes in choreography, pedagogy, kinesiology, and dance technique (modern, ballet, jazz, tap); and lecture courses in dance history and theory.

The dance major is a four-year program leading to a B.S. in education degree. Interdisciplinary experiences in kinesiology, theatre, music and electives also help prepare students for careers or further study in performance, choreography, dance education, and related fields such as dance history, criticism, and movement therapy.The dance minor serves students wishing to further develop their dance talents while majoring in another area.

The Dance Program is a recognized member of the American College Dance Festival Association and OhioDance, and supports a pre-professional dance ensemble, the University Performing Dancers

Major Programs: Dance
Minor Programs: Dance
Institution Type public
Location NW Ohio
Student Organization University Dance Alliance (UDA)

Student Company University Performing Dancers (UPD)