Department of Dance is the most recent addition to the faculty of Arts, at the University of Dhaka. It is the first of its kind in Bangladesh for higher studies in Dance not only as a performing art but also as a regular subject. In that respect, the Department of Dance plays a major and leading role

in providing higher education in Dance in the field of culture and creative arts and thus enables researchers and diligent creative performers to create a new dimension by blending in traditional and modern dance forms. Like other countries, Bangladesh adopted dance as a part of general education when the Department of Dance, University of Dhaka, started its journey.

The Department started with only 10 students in the 2014-15 academic year and now 109 students are enrolled in the B. A (Dance) Honors course in different Academic years. From the academic year, 2018-2019 department is also going to start 01 Year Master's Program.

Professor Dr. Rezwana Choudhury was the founding Chairperson of this department. Currently, Ms. Monira Parveen, Assistant Professor of this Department is engaged as a chairperson of the dance department. Apart from this, 03 Assistant Professors, 02 lecturers, 08 part-time teachers, 02 Demonstrators, 02 Office Assistants, and 02 Office Shohayok have been working for this department.