Explore Dance at UNK

At the University of Nebraska Kearney, dance ignites and informs students to push the edges of their kinesphere, preparing them for the demands of professional and productive careers onstage, in the classroom and in the fine and performing arts.

The Dance Program at UNK integrates physical practice, lecture and theory classes, in several disciplines and at all technical levels.

Students beginning their movement journey can experience introductory courses in Modern, Ballet, Jazz and Tap, or fulfill aesthetic credits with Dance Appreciation—a course designed to inform, expand experiences and challenge students with movement and dance technology projects.

More focused students can take advantage of a comprehensive Dance Minor to refine technique, engage in choreographic inquiry through Dance Composition, and perform in new or repertory works by students, faculty and riveting guest artists. This 24-credit minor enhances any major, and is open to all students at UNK, both inside and outside the fine and performing arts.

UNK Dance Program offers students a broad practical and theoretical knowledge of dance, both as a fine art and a humanity. All of this while developing a world view of dance as a performing art, contextualizing the student’s place in it. Dance transcends boundaries of society and culture by examining them through the common language we all share—the moving body.


Dance Gallery

Student Resources

UNK Dance supports students in pursuing local and national opportunities to showcase their abilities and further develop their performance skills. 

Music, Theatre, and Dance Events