Director Susan Koff discusses the Dance Education program
Dance Education MA Student Experience

Become a dance educator in New York City and beyond. Dance Education at NYU Steinhardt integrates artistry, performance, and research with the latest in teaching practices. Prepare for your career as a leader in dance studios, schools, or higher education with:

  • Coursework that emphasizes critical thinking and creative practice through dance, human development, and sociocultural educational settings
  • Focused degree pathways that support your individual goals
  • Collaboration within the Department of Music and Performing Arts that exposes you to a spectrum of traditional and contemporary performing artists and educators
  • A wealth of cultural opportunities unique to New York City, from performing in experimental spaces to learning ballet pedagogy with the American Ballet Theatre
  • Our January study abroad program in Uganda, where you can take classes in traditional Ugandan arts and implement lesson plans for local children
  • A close-knit, inclusive, and passionate community of aspiring and practicing dance educators
  • A program fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Our faculty have extensive real-world experience, both as educators and performers. They will give you the skills you need to foster a love of dance in communities throughout the world.