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Bachelor of Arts in
Dance Studies

Study dance to bring about your best performance potential.

The dance program at Florida Southern College provides students with a twenty-first century dance education providing professional preparation for a variety of careers in dance as artists, educators, and scholars.

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.

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.

Study Abroad

Florida Southern students have traveled to New York, London, and Paris to get a firsthand look at what goes into creating a great performance.

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 skills.

Express Yourself Through Movement

In DAN 2651 World Dance, you'll become acquainted with basic elements of a specific dance form and movements. You'll examine general historical content and anthropological perspectives to better understand the culture being studied.

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A visit is the next step. Online or In-Person.

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's 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.

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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

First-Years

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

Transfers

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 Studies Program Contact

Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

Erin LaSala, MFA

Dance Program Coordinator
863.680.5060

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