The Department of Dance Studies serves a wide range of students, who are preparing to discover the dynamic possibilities of a career in the arts or health related fields. The Department of Dance Studies offers a bachelor of arts in dance studies, as well as a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science in dance and movement science.

The dance department is under advisement of Heidi Echols. Receiving her MFA from UNC Greensboro, Heidi has trained with many renowned dance educators and has presented her choreography nationally. Adjunct Faculty includes Shawn Bowman-Hicks, Karola Luttringhaus, and Melissa Pihos. Guest artists include Bill T. Jones, Twyla Tharp, and multiple local artists.