UNC School of Theatre Arts and Dance offers an undergraduate degree with a dance minor. As a dance minor, you will find a challenging and rewarding blend in the study of scientific and artistic movement principles.

You will study dance technique in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and choreography. The dance program produces an annual mainstage dance concert and two student showcase productions each year.

Faculty and guest artists choreograph pieces for UNC mainstage productions. Guests have included Leonard Crowfoot, Tony Coppola, Mark E. Gomez, Judy Bejarano, Kim Robards, Scott Wells, Nicholas Ross, David Marchant, Becky Dyer, Molly Faulkner, and Gregory Gonzales.

Dance at UNC

Undergraduate: The UNC School of Theatre Arts & Dance offers a minor in Dance and a Master's program in Dance Education.

Learn more about Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Graduate: Learn more about the Dance Education Master's program at UNC.

Coursework for Dance students may include:

  • Tap Dance
  • Ballet
  • Jazz Dance
  • Modern Dance
  • Choreography

Students trained by UNC faculty are currently working as professionals in productions throughout the United States, including professional dance companies, Broadway shows, and touring shows. Others teach in public schools, recreation departments, private studios, and universities or colleges. Still others have pursued graduate work in dance and dance therapy, or have taken additional training in dance conditioning, massage therapy, and as physical therapists or physical therapy assistants.

Alumni of the School of Theatre Arts and Dance work on and off Broadway, in regional repertory theatres, in film and television, and as directors and/or teachers throughout the United States. Currently some UNC acting graduates study in professional MFA Graduate Programs at the Carnegie Mellon/Moscow Arts Theatre Program, London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the National Theatre Conservatory, the Eugene O’Neill Center, Penn State University, Ohio University/Cincinnatti In The Park, UC Irvine, the Alabama Shakespeare Company, the National (Folger) Shakespeare Company & others. (View Alumni News)

There are no application or audition requirements for the Dance minor.

If you would like to learn more about Dance at the University of Northern Colorado, contact Melanie Poston, Phone: (970) 351-1921, or email

For more information or to schedule a visit to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, contact Melanie Poston at (970) 351-1921 or email

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Faculty & Staff

UNC Performing Arts faculty are talented practitioners with wide ranging educational and professional backgrounds and a high level of dedication to the development of their students. All have worked professionally on stage and are members of their respective unions, including Equity, AFTRA, AGVA and SAG. In addition, guest artists from on- and off-Broadway, National Tours, and regional theatre, film and television often appear with students in UNC productions.

Monte Black


David Grapes

Directing, Playwriting

Brian Hapcic

Lighting Design

Dance Productions & Events

There are many performance opportunities for students at the UNC: School of Theatre Arts & Dance

UNC Performing Arts Productions

The School of Theatre Arts and Dance produces a remarkable thirty-three (33) productions per year! Six main-stage offerings, five summer stock theatre or repertory shows, two student directed senior practicums and twenty one-act plays per year.

The dance program produces an annual mainstage dance concert and two student showcase productions each year.

UNC theatre students showcase their talents on the stages of the 600-seat Langworthy theatre, the 1700-seat Union Colony Civic Center, and the intimate 100-seat Norton Theatre.