Undergraduate Programs

 

 

Ballet BFA

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The BFA in Ballet degree prepares students for a professional career in performance, with avenues for secondary areas of focus in teaching, choreography, or dance studies. The curriculum includes rigorous studio training in ballet, pointe, traditional male ballet technique, variations, partnering, and repertoire, alongside numerous performance opportunities. Additionally, the degree offers a breadth of coursework in choreography, music, pedagogy, anatomy, dance histories, and dance studies, with opportunities to select areas of additional study. Admission is by audition only and is highly competitive.

 

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Modern Dance BFA

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The BFA in Modern Dance prepares students for the opportunities and challenges of the profession in performance, choreography, and teaching. With a significant focus on choreography and the creative process, the degree includes coursework in various dance techniques, pedagogy, music, anatomy, dance histories, and dance studies. Integrating the rigors of intellectual exploration, technical discipline, and creative investigation, the curriculum offers numerous performance and choreographic opportunities. Admission is by audition only and is highly competitive.

 

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Ballet BFA, Teaching Emphasis

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The BFA in Ballet, Teaching Emphasis prepares students for a professional career in performance and teaching. The optional emphasis compliments the rigorous studio training of the BFA in Ballet with additional coursework in pedagogy, production, and human development, including hands on teaching experience with faculty mentoring. The curriculum includes a breadth of coursework in choreography, music, pedagogy, anatomy, dance histories and dance studies. Admission is by audition only and is highly competitive.

 

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Modern Dance Teaching BFA

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The BFA in Modern Dance Teaching (with K-12 licensure) prepares dance educators for careers teaching dance in elementary, junior high, middle school, and high school dance programs. Competent K-12 dance teaching requires both in-depth knowledge of subject matter (dance) and skills in applying educational concepts and principles that are developmentally appropriate. Our curriculum includes extensive coursework in various dance techniques, pedagogy, music, anatomy, dance histories and dance studies, alongside coursework in education and special education with opportunities for student teaching. Admission is by audition only and is highly competitive.

 

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Ballet Studio Teaching (Certificate)

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The Ballet Studio Teaching Certificate prepares students for teaching in conservatory and commercial studio settings. The curriculum includes focused coursework in ballet pedagogy, production, human development, and business, with opportunities for student teaching with faculty mentorship.

 

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Modern Dance Minor

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The Modern Dance Minor offers student the opportunity to explore various facets of modern dance, while pursuing a major in another discipline. The flexible curriculum can be tailored based on each individual student’s interests and abilities, and may include engagement with various dance techniques, choreographic experimentation, and theoretical coursework. Admission is by audition only.

 

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