School of Theatre & Dance
Dance at USF

BFA in Dance Performance

The BFA in Dance Performance offers professional preparation, which includes extensive study in Studio Technique, Choreographic Studies and Dance Theory. The focus of this degree is the development of dancers who will enter the professional world of dance/arts as performers and choreographers. The philosophy of the Faculty within Dance places equal emphasis on Ballet and Modern Dance and the belief that these techniques are mutually supportive in developing a more well prepared dancer/choreographer for the 21st Century. Although students may request a specific focus in one of these disciplines, it is the expectation that students will maintain continuous study in both as well as in elective dance techniques. In addition to ongoing opportunities in performance in faculty, guest artist and student works, Performance Majors will complete Senior Choreographic Projects to include the creation and performance of Solo and Group Works.

In order to be admitted to the BFA in Dance Performance, students must participate in a selective admissions procedure. In addition to the procedure expected of all dance majors, students seeking admission to the BFA will be evaluated following the completion of the first year. Formal acceptance into the BFA will be based on technical ability, performance qualities, and academic standards.

BFA in Dance Performance Course Requirements

Studio Technique (28 - 30) 8 semesters

Students are expected to maintain continuous enrollment in Studio Technique.

Ballet Modern
DAA 3209  Ballet III 6 6
DAA 4211 Ballet IV 8 --
DAA 3294  Variations/Pointe 2 --
DAA 3109  Modern III 6 6
DAA 4111  Modern IV -- 8
DAA 3394  World Dance 2 2
Elective Dance Technique 6 6

Creative Studio Studies (17)

* Concurrent Enrollment in Dance Technique

DAA 3624  Dance Improvisation
DAA 3614 Choreography I
DAA 3615  Choreography II
DAA 4616  Choreography III
DAA 4617  Choreography IV
DAA 3686  Jr. Performance Project *
DAA 4687  Performance/Repertory x5
DAA 4694  Senior Choreographic Project

Dance Theory (27)

** Exit Requirement
*** Fine Arts Requirement

DAN 2160  Entry Seminar
DAN 3584  Practicum in Dance Production
TPA 2223  Theatrecrafts: Lighting***
DAN 3614  Music for Dance I
DAN 3615  Music for Dance II
DAN 4404  Movement Analysis
DAN 3714  Kinesiology
DAN 4134  Dance History thru19th C.**
DAN 4135  20th Century Dance History**
Pedagogy (pre-k - elem. or secondary)
DAN 4181  Dance Senior Seminar

General Education Requirements (36)

Visual & Performing Arts Non-Dance Elective (3)

Non-Dance Electives (4-6)

Exit Requirements (3) Major works / Major issues This is only a worksheet provided to the Student seeking a B.F.A, in Dance Performance.  IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO READ ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE USF UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG.

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