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We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with an emphasis in Choreography and Performance, the only degree program in Dance of its kind offered in the state of Idaho. We also offer a Dance minor.

Both the Dance major and Dance minor may be taken by any university student.

Students seeking to apply to the dance program need to first be apply and be admitted to ISU.

Once admitted to ISU, if you are interested in majoring or minoring in dance or have any questions, please contact Jamie Gross at (208) 282-3173 or email

 Photo from Dance Concert 2018 featuring 5 dancers

At ISU, we foster a learning environment where students are encouraged to explore the unfamiliar and to take risks without fear of failure.

Guided by the conviction that the arts are essential to a healthy community, Dance ISU provides students with the basic tools that are necessary to follow an avocational/vocational calling in the field of dance and other related arts.

Throughout the year, the Department of Theatre and Dance produces faculty and guest artist dance performances that range from repertory dance concerts to evening-length works of dance theatre, musical theatre and more.

Careers in Dance

A career in dance requires extraordinary discipline, tenacity, dedication and excellent training.

Training in Dance from ISU may lead to professional careers in dance and theater performance and choreography. It may also serve as a basis for graduate study or open up possibilities to job opportunities in fields such as:

  • costume and makeup design
  • light design
  • set and stage design
  • sound design
  • dance history
  • dance medicine and science
  • dance and physical therapy
  • somatic practices
  • performance studies
  • dance ethnology
  • dance arts writing
  • research and criticism
  • dance photography and videography

At ISU, we offer coursework in teaching dance in K-12 settings and as well as provide sound pedagogical and entrepreneurial training for those planning to open their own dance studio or those considering incorporating into a not-for-profit arts organization.

Related fields, such as arts administration, arts therapies, production and company management and music also offer positions for the individual trained in dance.


Contact Us

(208) 282-3173

921 South 8th Ave. Stop 8006 Pocatello, ID 83209