University of St. Thomas - Houston Dance majors practice in front of muralIf you want to step out of the classroom and onto the stage, there’s no better place to train for your time in the spotlight than with the University of St. Thomas. Whether your dream is to perform with a professional dance company, choreograph for stage and screen, or teach the arts to the next generation of talent, UST’s dance program will help you get there.  UST offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts or minor in Dance.

You’ll benefit from faculty experienced in all levels of dance, plus UST’s close connections with recognized performance artists and professional dance companies in Houston. In one of the largest, most diverse metros in the country, you’ll learn from talented artists, form professional connections with industry professionals and lay the groundwork for graduate work in dance, kinesiology and similar fields.

Photo courtesy of METdance, photographer Ben Doyle - University of St. Thomas - Houston BFA in DanceDance majors are successful in a variety of careers. UST graduates go on to excel in:

  • Arts administration & management
  • Dance production
  • Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Performing arts
  • Stage & film choreography
  • Studio management

Through the UST Dance program, I’ve improved my dance technique, grown as a person and gained more confidence to express who I am.

Emily Shimmel Freshman Dance Major

Put Your Best Foot Forward

University of St. Thomas - Houston dance majors practice leaps in the labyrinthDancing is more than moving your body. It’s expressing ideas and emotions, creating an experience that goes beyond the everyday, aspiring toward the transcendent.

UST is Houston’s only Catholic university. In addition to providing you opportunities to thrive as a performer, the Dance program will also empower you to grow as a person.

Our core curriculum gives you a broad base of knowledge, strong skills in critical thinking and writing and the ability to connect ideas across disciplines. You’ll graduate equipped with the technical skills required to succeed at any level, as a well-rounded individual of character.