Dance Education

Explore and teach the art of movement.

UT Martin offers the only four-year K-12 dance education program in Tennessee. The dance education emphasis includes classes in various dance techniques, movement composition, performance, history, and a solid foundation in dance pedagogy, educational theories, and practical applications regarding teaching dance at all grade levels in public school systems. Students who pass the associated performance-based assessment and support system EdTPA will be licensed to teach K-12 dance in the state of Tennessee.

Program Highlights

Career Opportunities

  • Choreographer
  • K-12 Dance Teacher
  • Open or Teach at a Private Dance Studio

Academic Program Requirements

Take the next step in your path to UT Martin.
“I have had many opportunities already, and I just finished my freshman year! I was honored to perform four times this past semester at UTM, twice in our ensemble performances, once for the chancellor's breakfast, and once more for the annual night of dance. UTM is a wonderful place for opportunities to perform and share my love for the arts! ”
Marlee Scott
Marlee Scott
Dance Education

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Because we’re part of the University of Tennessee System, UT Martin allows you to take advantage of one of the lowest costs of attendance in the state. And with small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, you won’t just be another face in the crowd—you’ll be a valued member of the Skyhawk community.
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UT Martin offers an intimate learning environment with a low student/faculty ratio.


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Department of Visual and Theatre Arts
Sarah Haig, Interim Chair
16 Mt. Pelia Rd.
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238