At Hollins, dance majors learn to think of dance as a dynamic form, full of possibilities for growth and innovation. Members of the dance community are encouraged to discover, refine, and celebrate who they are as artists. The program offers outstanding technique classes and an international visiting-artist roster. Opportunities to perform and craft are abundant.
Bachelor of Arts and Fine Arts (B.A./B.F.A.)
The dance major program here is the first of its kind. It’s intended for students who wish to pursue professional careers as performers or educators.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
The B.A. degree is for those interested in gaining a comprehensive background in dance. This degree allows students to engage in other fields of study along with dance.
Students focus their time studying movement and the overall creative process. This minor requires about half the courses as the major.
What You'll Learn
There are a whole lot of things that come to my mind when I think of Hollins Dance. I think of becoming who I am today. I think of growing in all aspects. I think of opportunities here. I think of community.Chanice Holmes
Learning to Adapt to New Styles
We have a lot of visiting guest artists in dance, and each one comes with a different style and background. All of the different techniques have molded me physically and mentally to adapt to any style I’m put in the room with.Samantha Patterson
An Empowering Program
Hollins Dance is unlike anything else I’ve experienced. [At Hollins] it’s like a family, they’re very welcoming. They all want to see you make it. They really encourage you to be the best you can be and take responsibility for your own education. They have confidence in you.Mary-Carmen Webb, whose work was chosen for the Gala Performance at the American College Dance Festival's 2014 Mid-Atlantic Conference