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Bachelor of Arts in
Dance Studies

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Study dance to bring about your best performance potential.

The Dance Studies program allows for the flexibility to connect dance to an outside area of study.

As a B.A. Dance Studies major you’ll receive a comprehensive technical dance training built on a solid liberal arts foundation. This allows for the opportunity to double major and connect outside interests, preparing you for a wide range of careers.

In the FSC Dance Program you will study a wide range of dance techniques including ballet and contemporary modern to jazz dance and improvisation. Additionally, you will take various theory courses such as choreography and dance pedagogy and have the opportunity to study with dance professionals through rehearsals and guest artist residencies. As a FSC Dance major you will hone your voice and craft as a future artist.

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There is a separate audition requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major 

Top Reasons to choose Dance Studies at florida southern college

First-Class Facilities

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.

Festival of Fine Arts

For more than 50 years, FSC's Festival of Fine Arts has brought world-class dancers to campus. The Festival also provides opportunities to perform for the public through two faculty and guest artist choreographed concerts and two student choreographed performances each year.

Personalized Instruction

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.

Performance Opportunities

Abundant opportunities for performance and real-world learning make Florida Southern College the ideal place to unleash your creative potential and hone your artistry.

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Stacy Graham

What stands out to me most about the program is the way that the small size allows for many performance opportunities and one on one attention from the professors, while the innovative guest artists and challenging ballet and modern choreography pushes us to be more well-rounded and competitive artists.
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Hannah Gomez

Being a part of the FSC Dance Program has been easily one of the best choices I could ever make; I’ve been pushed so much further in not only my technique and movement, but the intellectual aspect which ranges from how the body works, all the way to the history and evolution of dance as an art form. This program is filled with so much talent and strength, I can lean on my friends and professors for endless support and motivation.

Explore the connection between film and dance

In DAN 3664 Dance for the Camera you’ll be introduced to how dance and video work best together. In this course you will learn how to create dance films by composing work for the camera and editing footage to create original works.

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Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.

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Featured Dance Faculty

Erin Lasala, MFA
- Dance Program Coordinator

Erin LaSala Phillips received her B.S. in Dance Education from the University of South Florida and her M.F.A. in Dance Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She has worked as a freelance choreographer throughout the U.S. and her choreography has been performed and recognized in numerous dance festivals and venues, including the American Dance Guild Festival in NYC and the Your Move New Jersey Dance Festival. She has been an invited international guest artist at the 33 35 Dance Intensive held at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus and a guest artist at Valdosta State University, North Carolina Dance Masters, and is regularly involved to teach at various national dance festivals and dance intensives each year. As an educator, she has held the positions of Dance Education Coordinator at Kent State University and Director of the Jacksonville University Summer Dance Intensive, as well as taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Winthrop University.

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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 Florida Southern.

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.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • Minor


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Dance

  • Students must audition and be accepted into the B.F.A, or B.A programs. Auditions are also required for the Minor in Dance.
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Dance Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the dance faculty. BFA and BA auditions will automatically be considered for scholarship eligibility.

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