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OKCU Dance Program Number One in the Nation


Oklahoma City University’s Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment was named the best BFA dance program in the country today for 2017-18 by OnStage, a national media outlet covering the performing arts. Contributing factors to the rankings are costs, scholarships, curriculum, performance opportunities, facilities, experience of faculty and career support.

“We are pleased to be included among the very best dance programs in the nation, and to be recognized for the comprehensive education, training, and experiences we provide our students to prepare them for a large range of employment opportunities in the global entertainment industry,” said Dance and Entertainment Dean John Bedford.

OnStage noted that the dance performance degree at OKCU is “focused on developing employable dancers for the entertainment industry. The program focuses on tap, jazz, theatre dance and ballet as used in musical theatre. Dancers develop technical and professional skills necessary to have life-long careers in the industry. Students are offered 10 levels of instruction in each technique and rotate through four to five teachers within each discipline every semester to expose students to multiple styles of instruction and choreography.”

Students are given extensive performance opportunities while studying at Oklahoma City University.