USF Student Dance Concert
Our amazing DanceUSF student showcases their own original choreographic work in this once a year concert. From ballet to modern and everything in between this eclectic concert is not to be missed. Come support the talented students of DanceUSF at this Student Dance Production Board sponsored annual performance.
The University of South Florida Dance Program is a division of the School of Theatre & Dance, one of five schools and two institutes in the USF College of The Arts. The program, housed in its own state-of-the-art Dance Centre on a large public research university campus, offers a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and B.A. in Dance Studies. Students also enjoy the benefits of living in the Tampa Bay Area, home to three major performing arts centers and close to Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast. The B.F.A. in Dance Performance focuses on the professional development of dancers and choreographers. The B.A. in Dance Studies offers an individualized program for students who, in addition to their dance training, wish to explore the relationship between dance and another academic area (i.e., education, physical therapy, etc.). Throughout the curriculum, students are encouraged to expand their view of dance to include other cultures and ideas of performance. All classes are student-centered, with the faculty maintaining a close mentoring relationship.
Central to the dance program is its commitment to the creation of original choreographic works by students, faculty, and guest artists. These works are presented in regular public performances by students throughout the year. The curriculum for all dance majors includes daily dance technique (five levels in ballet and modern dance), with professional musicians accompanying classes. Creative Studio Studies include a strong emphasis in improvisation and four progressive levels of choreography. Dance Theory includes extensive study in music for dance, dance kinesiology, movement analysis, dance history, pedagogy, and research in dance. Students also benefit from opportunities to perform and study abroad through faculty-directed programs, such as USF Dance in Paris.
Faculty members in the dance program are well-known professionals with wide-ranging experience as dancers, choreographers, and teachers. In addition, renowned choreographers such as Robert Moses, Bill T. Jones, Ronald K. Brown, Doug Varone, Trisha Brown, Jennifer Archibald, Alonzo King (LINES Ballet) and Robert Moses (Robert Moses KIN) regularly augment the full-time faculty roster as visiting artists. USF dance graduates are currently performing in major dance companies, teaching dance, working in arts management, and pursuing graduate degrees in top-rated programs across the country. Auditions are held throughout the year and are required for admission to the dance program. Further information may be found at http://theatreanddance.arts.usf.edu/