Dance on Texas A&M University campus has existed for over 30 years, offering classes to fulfill core physical education requirements. In 2002, the dance minor program was implemented offering classes in ballet, modern, dance history, production, and composition. Then in 2007, through an initiative within the university, the dance program opened a university studies: dance concentration degree, offering students more of an interdisciplinary degree in dance. Building upon Texas A&M's strong reputation in the sciences, the dance program developed the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree with a track in dance science. This degree offers students the opportunity to combine the aesthetics of dance with the sciences that govern it. Often students in this degree go on to teach dance at studios and schools, perform professionally, or attend professional schools in physical therapy, dance science, or dance therapy. To read more about the performance aspect of the program, click here. To read more about the wellness aspect of the program, click here.
The mission of the dance program at TAMU is to educate students in the art and science of dance. We offer a personalized approach to dance training through hands on field-based experiences including technical production, dance science research and Pilates. In addition to the students seeking a degree in dance, the program also serves approximately 200 students through the physical education classes open to all students at the university.
The completion of the 23 million dollar Physical Education and Activity Programs building (PEAP) in Fall 2013 offers a state of the art facility with three dance studios, a Pilates conditioning studio, costume shop, production booth, green room, and an informal performance space. Five concert series are presented annually including Perpetual Motion, Senior Concerts, Student Choreography Showcase, Composition series and the Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival which brings in guest artist and companies from all over to perform for the students and surrounding community. For more information about our facilities click here.
About Aggieland/College Station
Home of Texas A&M University and Blinn College
Entertainment surrounds us - Brazos Dance Collective, many local theatre companies, OPAS which brings in music, theatre and dance to inspire audiences in the Brazos Valley, Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts who offers a season of music, theatre, dance and visual art series, and Arts Council of the Brazos Valley. Many local restaurants feature live music and dancing almost any day of the week.
Many local galleries - George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Stark Gallery, Brazos Valley African American Museum, the Forsyth, Natural History Museum, Benjamin Knox Gallery, Children's Museum and the list goes on.
Visit the following websites for more information about the arts in the Brazos Valley.