Best Colleges for Dance

Making a living as a dance performer or choreographer is notoriously difficult and requires a great deal of hard work as well as innate talent. Fortunately, jobs that involve dance are not limited to Broadway and the world’s major ballets. Theme parks, cruise ships, and dance studios all employ a good number of dance majors. Additionally, many dancers teach dance to children as a primary or supplementary source of income. Some of the top schools to study dance are obvious, such as NYU or Juilliard, but you will also find lesser-known institutions gracing our list of the Best Colleges for Dance where many of the next generation of performers will learn their craft.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s dance program. Click here to read our methodology.

Arizona State University

Barnard College

Bellhaven University

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Butler University

California Institute of the Arts

Chapman University

Florida State University

Fordham University

Indiana University

Marymount Manhattan College

Montclair State University

New York University

Oberlin College

Ohio State University

Oklahoma City University

Pace University

Point Park University

Rutgers University

Skidmore College

Slippery Rock University

Southern Methodist University

SUNY Purchase College

The Juilliard School

Towson University

University of Arizona

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

University of South Florida

University of Southern California

University of the Arts (PA)

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