Areas of Study

Intensive contemporary techniques and daily ballet form the core of our curriculum, with a rotating selection of elective courses offered including partnering, jazz, urban dance, tap, pointe, martial arts, and conditioning.

Our teaching emphasizes anatomically-sound technique based on efficient movement mechanics and the understanding of personal physical facility. Accompanying courses in anatomy and injury prevention teach you to make the most of your physical potential. 

In addition to our four-year BFA degree, the Dance Department offers two specialized BFA options: the Accelerated Degree Program and the Professional Dancers Program.

You can download detailed degree requirements + course descriptions here:

Accelerated Degree Program

Through the Accelerated Degree Program, select students can complete their BFA in Dance in three years with some summer study. Technically proficient dancers with a strong academic record in high school are invited to apply to the ADP at any time following their department audition and up to the end of the first week of their first semester.

The Professional Dancers Program

The Professional Dancers Program awards up to two years of college credit for professional dance experience, enabling professional dancers to complete their BFA in Dance in a shorter time.

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