About the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance
TROY Dance is home to disciplined, diverse, and determined dancers who recognize the demands it takes to live the life they have imagined.
The BFA in Dance not only prepares its graduates for a professional performance career, it also offers extensive training in choreography, pedagogy, and artistic direction. The comprehensive major is a competitive program in which students train intensively in the styles of Ballet and Contemporary, in addition, recognizing the evolution occurring in Dance of the 21st century, TROY’s BFA also allows the dancer to focus on the Commercial Dance industry. Upon graduation, the Troy University BFA Dance graduate will be a versatile and viable artist, well prepared for the future of their choice.
The purpose of dance and theatre is to pursue truth through eloquent and evocative theatrical means… a pursuit leading to insight about the very nature of life.
TROY is an excellent choice for inspired dancers who want to earn a university degree while pursuing studies of ballet, contemporary/modern and the opportunity to embrace or continue with the commercial dance style. Troy University is committed to providing the most accomplished and distinguished faculty. TROY’s dance faculty members are elite, expertly trained and award-winning professionals with national and international honors–highly sought after choreographers and teachers.
Dance values remain true to the purity and necessity of traditional training while embracing current methods needed for tomorrow’s dance professional—performers, emerging choreographers, teachers, business owners, dance critics and writers.
The BFA in dance program requires a placement audition to determine the level of ability for entering dancers. Auditions are held several times each year. Contact the Theatre & Dance Department for specific dates, times and locations. Following first-year evaluations by the faculty, students are either extended an invitation to continue in the BFA dance program or to seek a different major but complete the minor in dance. First year dance courses meet both BFA and dance minor requirements. Freshmen dancers also enroll in The Creative Habit, which is a learning community designed especially for first-year theatre and dance students.