Mission Statement


The mission of the Dance Department at The University of Southern Mississippi is to provide students with a comprehensive, individualized and rigorous study of dance. Through mentoring and attentive faculty-student interactions, we aim for our students to be skillful and knowledgeable performers, choreographers, licensed dance educators and advocates. Our graduates will experience dance as an artform and as a career path. We combine technique, dance theory courses, choreographic and performance opportunities, and teaching experiences to engage students in creative and critical thinking, preparing them to successfully participate in the field of dance with conviction and integrity. Just as we commit to our students, we are committed to bringing dance experiences to our community through performance and education.