Susan Koff discusses the Dance Education program
The NYU Steinhardt Dance Education Master’s Student Experience

Become a dance educator in New York City and beyond. Founded by legendary dance educator Martha Hill, 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 Professions 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.