The Department of Social Dance

The Department of Social Dance was established in September, 1989, offering BA and MA degree programs in international ballroom dances. It is the first school to incorporate international ballroom dances into degree-granting education across China. Through 20 years’ teaching practice has witnessed the establishment of teaching system with Chinese characteristics, integrating modern ballroom dance, Latin ballroom dance, repertoire teaching with basic training of ballet, standardized teaching, modern dance, jazz, character dance, choreography and acting. In 2010, the faculty of international ballroom dance was awarded as Beijing Excellent Faculty, ranking among the leading institutions of its kind in China. 
Out of over 500 graduates from the Department, a great many have been awarded as professional champions, runner-ups and third places in competitions of international ballroom dance. Some of them have worked as professional experts, excellent teachers, administrators and leaders in China. Every year, there are students from the Department who will win prizes in important competitions home and abroad. In recent years, the employment rate of graduates has remained above 95% and admission rate for postgraduate studies increases year by year.