Dance Management Major

Show off your skills while preparing for a career focused on the business end of the dance and performance industries.

What You'll Study

The Dance Management major is designed to be an interdisciplinary education, allowing you to gain a solid understanding of basic practices related to creating or managing a small business, teaching dance and becoming familiar with costume construction and stagecraft.

Coursework is broken into three parts: business management, dance sequence and theater sequence. The majority of your courses are in the dance sequence—learning the ins and outs of dance techniques, choreography, creative dance and more.

The business and theater approaches are designed to give you a solid foundation in business plan development, marketing, public relations and management, as well as best practices for costume and stage.


  • Dance Management Major

    You will take courses in business management, dance and theater. Along with the core courses, you will also take general education requirements to complete the program.

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  • Dance Minor

    Pairing your major with the Dance minor will give you a better understanding of the techniques and composition related to modern, tap, jazz and ballet dance. The minor can be completed in 23 semester hours.

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Internships and Jobs


  • Ballet Western Reserve


  • Oyo Company
  • The Performing Arts Center
  • Jo Marie's School of Dance and Gymnastics Center