Dance majors selected for each freshmen class
Percentage of out-of-state students within the School of Dance
Public Performances every year
Percent of dance majors on the Dean's list each semester
Professional musical accompanists
Steps from the locker room to the conditioning lab
Minimum dance technique classes each day
Metro ride away from downtown D.C.
Study with Guest Artists LEARN MORE
Leading choreographers come to campus to work with Mason dance students every year. Here, guest artist David Parsons conducts a class with Mason dancers. Parsons founded Parsons Dance and has created works for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the American Ballet Theatre, the American Dance Festival, the New York City Ballet, the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Spoleto Festival.
Enjoy Significant Stage Time LEARN MORE
At Mason, dancers are on stage early and often, with more than 20 performance opportunities each year. There is no waiting your turn; freshmen audition alongside their more senior classmates.
Get Personal Attention in Small Classes LEARN MORE
Faculty member Linda Miller works one-on-one with a ballet student. The School of Dance only accepts 20 dancers in each freshman class, because a total of 80 dance majors allows the faculty be completely committed to your artistic development.
Enjoy Easy Access to D.C.'s Vibrant Arts Scene LEARN MORE
The Harman Center for the Arts in downtown Washington, D.C., is one of many venues in which students can enjoy dance performances by national and international companies. Other local sites include the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Strathmore, and Dance Place. (Courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company)
Spread Your Wings in Spacious Studios and Theaters LEARN MORE
Dancers have room to move freely in Mason's four spacious studios, perform on amazing stages, and have access to a fully equipped dance conditioning lab.
Enrich Your Mind While Enhancing Your Dance LEARN MORE
It's all about the dance, but at Mason, you're also living the life of a university student. Dancers receive complete and well-rounded academic instruction, enabling them to stretch their minds to the fullest while training their bodies to be the best.
Experience a Day in the Life of a Mason Dance Alum LEARN MORE
Sajen Banister, BFA, 2014, is working with the Lyric Opera of Chicago this fall. Mason dancers find employment at dance meccas across the nation. Mason's dance program has a national reputation that opens many doors.