School of Music and Dance follows the educational philosophies such as arts and humanities are interlinked, knowledgeable and specialization are compromised, and paying equal importance to teaching and practice. We promote the teaching reform, pay attention to the cultivation of students professional ability, teaching ability and the ability of social practice, strive to cultivate the expert.
We aim at offering a high-quality education service on the elementary school music dance teacher education. The school has set up a complete set of course systems, teaching systems and evaluation systems in accordance with the goal of cultivating elementary school music dance teacher. To construct elementary school music and dance education in the teaching system of traditional Chinese music; to explore music and dance education of elementary school about Hunan folk music and dance culture resources, to construct the regional culture characteristics of primary school music dance teacher education.
The school has four undergraduate majors, include Music, Dance, Dance Performances and Musicology (orientation) . In 2008, we started to recruit students in musicology. In 2011, we began to recruit students in dance, In 2013, we began to enroll students in dance performance. At present, there are 62 staff in the school which include 5 professors, 5 associate profess. Among of them, 30 teachers graduated from Austria National Music University in Graz, Shanghai Music College, China Conservatory of Music, Beijing Dance Academy and other well-known colleges and universities at home and abroad. Every year, we invite high-level foreign teachers to teach or give lectures from the United States, Italy, Germany, Britain and other countries.
We now have a high standard professional theater and a concert hall. The theater can hold up 1200 people, and the hall can accommodate 280 people. We have professional multimedia classrooms, digital piano classrooms, choral classrooms, instrumental music classrooms, dance rehearsal hall, MIDI classrooms, studios, teaching method rooms, a total of 28. We also have 249 piano-teaching rooms, an instrument storage room, a costume props storage room, a professional books reference room.
In recent years, our students won many awards. Among them including bronze cup of Lotus Cup the national campus dance competition in 2008, the second prize of the total group score and the first place of the individual pentathlon of the seventh music professional college students' basic skills competition in Hunan province colleges and universities undergraduate in 2012. In 2014，we awarded three first prizes for Hunan Universities Art Show and two of the second prizes of National Universities Art Show. The plait of the Eight Class Classroom won the first prize in 9th national Lotus Cup campus dance competition .