College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University


Intensive training, immediate performance opportunities, and the resources of a major university — if you want it all, Mason's School of Dance is the place. Our conservatory training in a liberal arts setting comes with a rigorous curriculum of studio and theoretical study. This is enhanced by master classes and an impressive guest artist residency program that features emerging and renowned choreographers.

Welcome, Dancers

Susan Shields in studio

School of Dance Director Susan Shields

We are pleased that you are visiting our web site. As a school whose reputation has quickly spread, we are eager to share with you all that goes on here. You may be surprised ...

Our students come from across the country and choose our program because they want rigorous training and stimulating academics. 

Our typical dance major is bright, aspiring to a life in our field, and ready to deeply expand his or her artistry.

We are committed to providing the most compelling and relevant classes and guest artist experiences for dance majors. 

Explore this site and get to know us. Then, plan a visit to see if we are the right fit for you.

Susan Shields, Director of School of Dance