The only B.F.A. Dance and Choreography program in Central Florida, FSC Dance students receive 21st century dance training with a focus on technical training, creative exploration, choreographic skills, theoretical coursework, and the flexibility to shape your experiences to match your career goals.
At FSC you will develop your physical skills with classes in ballet, modern, and jazz dance techniques while also developing your “voice” as an artist through choreography courses. The program features a unique and intensive course of study designed provide the knowledge, experience and professional exposure you need to build a successful career as a dancer, choreographer or graduate student. Not only through challenging physical dance classes, but also anatomical and somatic practices to prepare you for a long and healthy career in dance.
There is a separate audition requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major
Abundant opportunities for performance and real-world learning make Florida Southern College the ideal place to unleash your creative potential and hone your skills.
Our experienced and dedicated faculty will mentor you and help you develop the discipline, self-confidence, and drive for a successful career in dance. All working professionals dedicated to their art and committed educators committed to your artistic development, our faculty will coach and motivate you to your fullest potential.
Master classes, guest residencies, and guest repertoire enhance the rigorous program and provide connections to the professional field. Previous guest artist include Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Jon Lehrer Dance Company, Melissa Rector, RAKR Dance, and Gregory Dolbashian.
Beginning your first semester, you will have many opportunities to participate in a variety of concerts, showcases and stage productions, and you will make valuable professional contacts by participating in festivals, workshops, master classes and auditions. The Dance Program produces two main stage dance productions each year featuring the dance majors and minors. Fall Into Dance is held in the fall semester and features experimental faculty and guest artist choreography. The Spring Dance Concert includes an abbreviated historical ballet in the first act while the second act highlights faculty and guest artist choreography. Additionally, FSC dancers have also performed at multiple national and international festivals and showcases, including Your Move: NJ Modern Dance Festival, the American College Dance Association Southeast Festival, and the Inside/Out series at Jacob’s Pillow.
Student choreographers have many opportunities to present their work including the Emerging Artists Showcase, the BFA Concert, the American College Dance Association Conference and with various events sponsored by the FSC Dance Organization.
The DAN 3663 Choreography III course is a collaborative workshop environment in which class participants work with student choreographers in the creation of dances of significant form and content. The course will conclude with an informal, student produced concert showcasing the works created throughout the semester.
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Erin LaSala Phillips' training has been equally devoted to ballet, jazz and modern dance; and she has studied dance technique with numerous notable instructors such as Gretchen Ward Warren, Madame Darvash, Michael Foley, Jan Van Dyke and BJ Sullivan. LaSala danced professionally with Asher Dance Eclectic and Revolutions Dance Company, as well as worked as a free-lance performer and choreographer in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio. LaSala’s choreography has been performed and recognized in numerous venues throughout New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as at the American Dance Guild Festival and the Mid-Atlantic American College Dance Festival Gala.
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.
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.
Dance Performance and Choreography students can join the FSC Dance club.
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.
Due to challenges associated with the pandemic, we have waived the requirement to submit a recommendation letter.
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