‘MTSU On the Record’ shines spotlight on new dance...

‘MTSU On the Record’ shines spotlight on new dance degree

The only full Bachelor of Science degree in dance at any public university in Tennessee was the subject of a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Professor Meg Brooker

Professor Meg Brooker

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Meg Brooker, an assistant professor of dance, first aired May 2 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and You can listen to their conversation above.

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved the new degree track in one of its last official acts as MTSU’s governing body. Twenty-two eager dancers auditioned to be included, and 18 were accepted. Those who confirm their new majors will begin classes in fall 2017.

“Students will study a combination of different levels of technique classes, dance history and theory, theories around kinesiology, anatomy and healthy training for the body, as well as choreography and improvisation,” said Brooker.

WMOT Roots Radio-new logo-2017 web “One track will focus on performance and choreography, and the other track will focus on pedagogy and practice.”

Brooker will accompany three dance students to Russia May 10-23 for a combination of research and recitals. They are slated to perform at the People’s Friendship University of Russia in Moscow May 14 and 15.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.