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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.

Audition Requirement

Students may be accepted into the Dance Studies B.A. or Dance Performance and Choreography B.F.A. program only through an audition.

Auditions are offered several times throughout the school year. The audition process will consist of ballet and modern dance technique, as well as improvisational movement. Students should also prepare a short solo of 90 seconds or less. The solo may be student choreography or a part of work choreographed by someone else.

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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 You'll examine general historical content and anthropological perspectives to better understand the culture being studied.

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Online Info Session

March 30
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Online Info Session

March 31
4:00 PM EST

Counselor Presenting: Anna Hopkins

Online Info Session

April 1
1:00 PM EST

Counselor Presenting: Shari Brown

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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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Clubs and More

Dance students can join the FSC Dance club.

Dance Studies Program Contact

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