A New Era in the Arts at FSC

The elegance of pliƩs, pirouettes, and ronds de jambe is coming to Florida Southern.

A national leader in engaged learning, Florida Southern College is pleased to announce the addition of Dance—one of the world’s oldest forms of artistic and spiritual expression—to its already outstanding line-up of performing arts majors. Beginning in 2015, B.A. and B.F.A. options will challenge your body, mind, and imagination and prepare you for success in the world of dance.

Learn to express ideas and emotions through Dance.

Broadway and Opera veteran performer, Raymond McLeod, leads a Master Class.

Personalized Instruction and Master Classes

Our experienced, dedicated faculty, as well as world-class guest artists, will mentor you and help you develop the discipline, self-confidence, and drive for a successful career in dance.

Preparing Body and Mind

As a dance major, you will strengthen your physical skills and explore the history, theory, science, and business of your art. While primary emphasis will be placed on developing impeccable technique through the study of ballet and other dance forms, such as modern and jazz, you will also have the opportunity to take courses in choreography, anatomy, production, and dance history.

Travel-Study Options

Dance majors will have a backstage pass to some of the world’s largest productions through Junior Journey and other opportunities to learn while travelling. FSC students have traveled to New York, London, and Paris to get a firsthand look at what goes into creating a great performance.

Perfect your art by doing what you love.

The Wynee Warden Dance Studio is a brand new state-of-the-art, 4700-square-foot facility.

First-Class Facilities

Dance program students will enjoy learning every day in a brand new state-of-the-art, 4,700-square-foot facility—The Wynee Warden Dance Studio—built specifically for the Dance program. All have been very impressed with the building’s beautiful appearance and special features, including the carefully designed 2,475-square-foot dance studio with elevated ceilings, mirrored walls, built-in barres, and Marley-style sprung floor.

You’ll also have the opportunity to perform in Florida Southern’s Robert A. Davis Performing Arts Center—home to two distinct performance experiences: Branscomb Auditorium, a 2000-seat space with a proscenium stage for large-scale productions, and Buckner Theatre containing a smaller thrust stage for more intimate performances. Florida Southern College is also home to the only theatre-in-the-round designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Florida Dance Theatre members join the FSC orchestra for a performance at the annual Christmas Gala.

Performance Opportunities From Day One

Abundant opportunities for performance and real-world learning make FSC the ideal place to unleash your creative potential and hone your skills. The annual Festival of Fine Arts not only features performances by our students; it also brings a diverse array of working dance artists, such as the Moscow Ballet, for you to experience, learn from, and perform alongside.

Company in Residence

Florida Dance Theatre, a touring company comprised of dancers from all over the world, serves as the professional dance company in residence at FSC. Through our close collaboration with Florida Dance Theatre, you will gain insight and experience while performing alongside working professionals on all aspects of dance production.

Central Florida Location

Internship possibilities are numerous with six dance companies, the Patel Conservatory, and Disney and Universal Theme parks located within 50 miles of campus.

Schedule Your Audition!

If you are interested in pursuing a FSC Dance Major (B.F.A. and B.A.) or Dance Minor an audition is required.

  • Saturday, February 7
  • Saturday, February 28
  • Saturday, March 21
  • Saturday, April 4
    • This audition is for acceptance into the program only, no scholarships will be awarded.

Register today  

Have questions? Contact:

Erin LaSala
Assistant Professor of Dance
Dance Program Coordinator