Bachelor of Arts Programs in Dance

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A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree program offered to undergraduate college students. In this program, students will take courses for their major and focus on other liberal arts courses, such as humanities and social sciences. Generally taking three to four years to complete, a BA degree can provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue their careers.

What is a BA in Dance? In this program, students may learn many different aspects of dance, including choreography, dance history, performance, dance science and dance practice. Some institutions offer fully functional dance studios where students can watch and perform. From both hands-on experience learning and lecture-based coursework, students have the opportunity to become dance experts. An additional focus may be placed on students’ cultural and artistic development as well.

There are many benefits of earning a BA in Dance. For instance, upon completion of the program, students are often highly educated in the art and may have the ability to utilize their skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of careers.

The cost of earning a BA may differ, depending on the university, the specific program and its location. Contact the admission office of your favorite school to get more information on the cost and program details to determine if the institution will likely meet your expectations.

Graduates with a BA in Dance have often gained valuable skills and experience that can assist them in beginning their careers. A popular option is becoming a professional dancer. If you have a passion for teaching others, you may consider becoming a dance instructor. Another career choice is becoming a choreographer. In this position you will be in charge of creating an entire dance sequence. Choreographers also select the music, theme, lighting and costumes.

If you are in a location where your university of choice is not easily accessible, consider the fact that many institutions offer online degrees and courses. This option allows for great flexibility. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice be filling in the lead form.

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BA Dance

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Dance program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Dance Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the pedagogy of Dance (with an emphasis on African Dances), acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Dance at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of Choreography for a variety of purposes. [+]

BAs in Dance. Overview The Dance program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Dance Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the pedagogy of Dance (with an emphasis on African Dances), acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Dance at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of Choreography for a variety of purposes. The program will also prepare students to be able to pursue further studies in various fields of Performing Arts scholarship such as Dance in Education, Ethno-dance, Dance Psychology, Dance Therapy and so on. Admission Requirements: Candidates must have good passes in three (3) elective subjects in any of the following elective areas: General Arts and Visual Arts. Prospective candidates will be interviewed. During the interview, candidates will have to provide evidence of their involvement/interest in music and dance e.g. through membership in choirs, bands, cultural/dance troupes, etc. and generally convince panellists of their creative/artistic capabilities. Applicants who wish to study music but have not passed music at WASSCE will write an Entrance Examination provided they satisfy the basic University Entry Requirements. The Entrance Examination date will be the same for the Mature Students Examination. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Northern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA DeKalb

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. [+]

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Acting All students are accepted by successful completion of an audition and interview to begin the program and are evaluated yearly to retain their position. This program offers intensive training with a personalized approach aimed at ensuring that graduates are prepared for the artistic and business demands of an acting career. During the first two years, students study different facets of the theatre including acting, theatre history, script analysis, dance, mask work, and theatre design and technology. Many of the university's general education requirements are completed during this period as well. The second semester of the freshmen year students start the professional block of training in movement, voice and acting. Training and coursework for the acting emphasis is Meisner-based and in-depth for all four years. Coursework includes on-camera acting for film and television and classes in voice-over, cold reading and audition techniques. Shakespeare and comedy of manners, dialects, stage combat, contemporary and period plays, musical theatre and on-camera techniques are also offered. At the end of the senior year, successful students professionally produce material to start a reel for agents/casting directors and formally appear in a Chicago showcase for an invited audience of top regional industry reps, agents, directors and producers. For all BFA in acting students, the fall semester of the junior year will be spent in Russia studying acting, movement, singing, dance, theatre history, script analysis and Mikhail Chekhov technique at the legendary Moscow Art Theatre. In addition, students will tour museums and theatres, attend performances and meet with a number of prominent Russian theatre artists in order to better understand the Russian theatre and its effect on contemporary acting and literature. Movement training is informed by Feldenkrais, Alexander, Meyerhold, Growtowski, Rolf, and Sensory Awareness. Areas you will study include period styles, stage combat, and behavior through awareness. Students will develop strength and precision through conditioning. A minor degree in dance is available. The extensive voice, speech and dialect training includes Fitzmaurice Voicework and the International Phonetic Alphabet. There are even external opportunities for study and performance with the Music Department. Students interested in the BFA in acting emphasis should contact Professor Stanton Davis, 815-753-8278. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Dance The BFA degree with emphasis in dance performance is a program for students interested in a career in dance or in continuing their dance training at a university. Our program mission is to develop students as competent professionals in the dance arts through rigorous and equal training in ballet and modern dance techniques. The School provides numerous and varied performance opportunities, including original works by renowned NIU faculty as well as masterworks from the standard classical ballet repertoire. Students in this emphasis are required to take between ten and seventeen technique classes per week, and can choose from a wide variety of course offerings in dance and dance-related subjects. The program’s mission is achieved through the strong support of faculty who are working professionals in the dance industry, which creates numerous opportunities for our dance majors to perform outside the university setting, and enriches our training with internationally recognized guest artists. NIU Dance faculty body of work: Artistic director of DanszLoop/Chicago; internationally commissioned choreographer; Ruth Page Award winner, Cincinnati Ballet; répétiteur for Septime Webre, artistic director of the Washington Ballet; board of directors for the Dorris Humphrey Society; soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera; founding artistic director of the Ballet Nouveau Colorado; soloist with Mordine and Company; MOMENTA!; principal dancer for the Dayton Ballet; certified instructor at Romana's Pilates NY; master class teaching appointments across the country. Performance opportunities for students: two fully produced mainstage formal concerts per academic year in the newly renovated Stephens Building O'Connell Theatre; participation in the American College Dance Festival; Dance Chicago; Ruth Page Center for the Arts; Prairie Center for the Arts; Egyptian Theater; Millennium Park; Harold Washington Memorial Theater; Dance Chicago; Navy Pier NIU Art Gallery. Master teachers and artists in residence: Murray Lewis; Shirley Mordine; Catherine Cabeen of Bill T. Jones and Company; Alicia Graf Mack of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Septime Webre; Baraka De Soliel; Carl Corey; Nick Papillo; Robert McKee; Louis Monterro of Jose Grecco; Greg Halloran; Nina Watt of the Jose Limon Dance Company. Our alumni have performed with or are members of: ABT, National Ballet of Canada, Martha Graham Dance Company, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cirque Du Soleil, Milwaukee Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Chicago Lyric Opera, Louisville Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Ballet Met, Arial Dance Chicago, Chicago Ballet Repertoire, Broadway NY and International Tours and more. Students interested in the BFA in Dance Performance emphasis should contact Professor Judy Chitwood, 815-753-5503, jchitwoo@niu.edu. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Design and Technology This emphasis provides course work and hands-on theatre experience in design and production, including costumes, lighting and scenery. Students gain an understanding of the artistic, social and cultural importance of theatre arts while developing creative and technical skills. Study involves design (including drawing and painting) as well as course work in theatre history, period styles and directing. Specialized classes in theatre technology (such as scene painting and pattern drafting), as well as computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer rendering are also offered. The BFA in design and technology emphasis aims to be pre-professional within the context of a liberal arts education and to provide strong foundations for professional careers in theatre, communication and allied entertainment fields. The School of Theatre and Dance has specialized shops and laboratory facilities where students can apply the design and technology skills they learn in the classroom. The Stevens Building houses a scene construction shop, lighting shop and laboratory and a costume construction shop. There are specialized storage areas for costumes, props and scenery. Students in the design and technology emphasis are regularly given responsible and supervised assignments in the school production program, which offer significant practical experiences. Internships and other off-campus programs with theatre companies, production groups, arts organizations and performing arts centers further broaden expertise and serve to integrate the student into the professional and commercial theatre. This course of study and practical experience provides a strong foundation for professional careers in theatre communication and allied entertainment fields, whether in costume, lighting or scenery. Acceptance into the BFA in design and technology emphasis is based on Northern Illinois University admission and completing a successful interview and portfolio review with members of our design and technology faculty. Students interested in the BFA in design and technology emphasis should contact Professor Tracy Nunnally. [-]

BA in Dance

University of Nicosia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. [+]

BAs in Dance. Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Dance (BA, 4 years) Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time; some General Education courses are offered on e-learning basis. Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Aims The main educational aims of the programme are the following: I. To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. II. To enhance participation, guidance, support learning and teaching policies which fulfill the needs of a diverse student community at high standards of achievement. III. To develop in students a blend of knowledge, experience, transferable skills and capabilities through a curriculum and intellectual/artistic environment that strengthens their employability and provides the foundation for further study. 2. Objectives The main educational objectives of the programme are the following: I. To provide students with a high level practical, theoretical and artistic education in the field of dance. II. To provide a conceptual framework of dance as reception, applied (kinaesthetic), and creative process which will enable students to appraise and appreciate the wide operative range of the field. III. To equip students with the knowledge, the technical skills and artistic competencies (kinaesthetic/physical, spatial, creative, perceptual), which would enable them to enter the market as versatile professionals. IV. To provide students with the knowledge and skills with which to conduct in-depth inquiries and research in fields of dance, relating dance to social, cultural and political events, past and current. V. To prepare students for a realistic career prospect in dance performance (contemporary dance based), dance composition/choreography, dance theory and research, dance history (including a cultural approach to dance), movement analysis, dance education, and ensemble directing. VI. To prepare students for postgraduate study in various areas of dance. Career Prospects: The art of dance is unique in that its primary medium is the body itself. In conjunction with the creative and analytical mind, movement can be an active, transformative prism for any aspect of life. This characteristic has, since antiquity, rendered dance an immediate and basic way for people to communicate, celebrate, express emotions, reach the divine, experience freedom and catharsis, or simply partake of the joy of movement. For many of these reasons dance remains a prominent part of modern, and, in turn, Cypriot society. Yet, like all the arts, dance is characterized by the changes, trends and challenges that reflect modernity. Residing in a number of social contexts and bearing specific functions within each from contemporary and abstract art to commercial advertising to popular culture to traditional practices to entertainment dance offers a broad realm of creative and professional opportunities. Not-for-profit dance organizations, dance troupes, contemporary dance, ballet and traditional dance festivals, and dance education programmes are on the rise in Cyprus and in Europe, receiving both public and private funding. On the other hand, more mainstream and commercial dance (in conjunction with pop music, video and social/club dancing) is a fast-growing area of business both nationally and internationally. Professionally, the contemporary conditions regarding dance mentioned above are an advantage. Due to the current diverse nature of the field of dance, its stark popularity and its rapidly evolving character locally, regionally, and internationally, there is a need for competent graduates trained for technical proficiency, innovation and versatility. Career opportunities for such graduates include performing, teaching, choreographing, arts management, arts/dance education programme and policy writing, dance writing and criticism and academia. More specifically, employment can be found in sectors such as primary and secondary education, tertiary education, private arts, public arts administration, and non-profit organizations. Finally, the unexplored areas in the field, waiting to be discovered and developed, undoubtedly provide exciting, promising prospects for the young dance performer, artist and educator. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree). Graduation Requirements The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. In addition, all students must complete a Senior Research Project in their fourth year of study as part of the required course DAN-493/Senior Seminar, either written or written with a practical component. All students must perform in the Annual BODYPRINTS Dance Concert at least once, as a mandatory component of the required course DAN-311/Dance Company I, and Performance Concentration students must perform a second time, as a mandatory component of the required concentration course DAN-412/Dance Company II. Learning Outcomes On completion of the programme the student will be able to: I. Perform and interpret contemporary dance on a professional level, demonstrating a high level of technical proficiency, a broad range of movement qualities and dynamics and strong personal expression. II. Perform classical ballet with adequate proficiency, embodying the aesthetics and qualities of major styles within the technique (i.e. romantic, neoclassical, contemporary). III. Perform at least one cultural dance form with competence. IV. Demonstrate professional kineasthetic/spatial skills in all techniques. V. Demonstrate professional partnering technique. VI. Perform and interpret dance before a public audience. VII. Practice, interpret and successfully perform dance in various and diverse professional ensemble/dance company situations. VIII. Choreograph, teach and direct dance works. IX. Improvise dance as a creative tool and as a performance genre (contemporary dance based). X. Formulate and practice a personalized, unsupervised practice routine that incorporates dance technique and body conditioning practices. XI. Interpret and analyze dance in a variety of styles and performance media, besides his/her specialized performance media. XII. Demonstrate a historical, aesthetic and socio-cultural understanding of dance. XIII. Classify, differentiate, interpret, analyze, and criticize a broad and diverse dance repertory representing a variety of styles. XIV. Teach contemporary based and creative dance to children and adults of all ages from a beginning to a high intermediate level. XV. Create and administer unit-based dance lessons and curricula, implementing the appropriate methods and theories in dance pedagogy. XVI. Engage in dance research, using appropriate tools and methods and drawing upon a variety of source material. [-]

Bachelor of Arts

University of Calgary
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Calgary

Your program will enable you to develop your ability to think and write critically while exploring the past, present and future of society. You will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the diversity and importance of the languages, art, literatures, music, and religions of the world. You can also choose to delve into relevant issues and themes including law, gender, national identity and... [+]

Your program will enable you to develop your ability to think and write critically while exploring the past, present and future of society. You will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the diversity and importance of the languages, art, literatures, music, and religions of the world. You can also choose to delve into relevant issues and themes including law, gender, national identity and technology. Many programs also explore the nature and influence of human behaviour. Our Music and Dance programs engage you in artistic development, creative expression and scholarly discipline. The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered as either a B.A. or B.A. (Honours), both requiring the completion of 20.0 full course equivalents (120 credits) and normally four years of full-time study. Your Faculty and Major Studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree means that you are a student in the Faculty of Arts. The major that you choose refers to the subject area you’d like your Bachelor of Arts degree to focus on (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, major in History). This is something that you will have indicated when you applied for admission. Haven’t decided on a major? You should take courses from a number of different areas to see where you’d like to focus your studies. The courses on this list will help you choose courses for first year registration. You’re not required to declare your major until the end of your second full-time year, but keep in mind that it’s best to decide as soon as possible so that you don’t end up having to take extra courses to complete your program. Also remember that you may not be able to register in some courses unless you are admitted to that major. Enhance your Bachelor of Arts Program Co-op and Internship: Get a head start on your career through our co-operative education and internship opportunities. You will gain valuable work experience in your industry—all before you graduate. International Study Opportunities: Experience different cultures, gain a better understanding of world issues, and travel around the globe, all while earning credit towards your degree. The University of Calgary offers exchanges and study abroad programs in 61 different countries. Community Service-Learning: Combine your classroom learning with volunteer work that achieves community goals, and see first-hand how your academic learning relates to social issues. Co-Curricular Record: The first of its kind in Western Canada, have your out-of-classroom experiences such as volunteer work, leadership training and club involvement documented on an official record. Arts and Science Honours Academy: Be part of a unique program that combines collaborative study, global opportunities and academic challenge. The ASHA program brings together 25 like-minded high achieving students to learn and study in six distinct scholars courses. As an Arts and Science Honours Academy student, you will be one of a class of the best and brightest at the University of Calgary. [-]

​BA (Hons) Dance

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. [+]

BAs in Dance. ​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. Contemporary dance is the main focus and is explored through 3 core strands: The Healthier Dancer; Dance Contexts: Choreography & Performance; and Professional Practice. In 2010-11 and 2012-13, the BA (Hons) Dance degree was awarded 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Dance in Wales and the UK: The picture of dance in Wales is one of continuous development. The worlds of creativity, performance, programming, participation and viewing are an integral part of the vibrant dance ecology. In order to further its ambitions for dance in Wales, the sector is consolidating existing strengths and building on achievements, whilst developing new initiatives and strategies, and pursuing vital partnerships at national and international level. Consequently the needs of the dance industry, not only in Wales but also across the whole of the UK, demand a highly skilled and innovative workforce. Life and career pathways are crucial to dance; through encounters with dance in school years to study and patterns of training at higher levels; and from there to the employment and retention of practitioners and the sustainability of practice and companies. The importance of preparing those who wish to pursue a career in dance cannot be over stated and as such, any education and training, whether at initial entry points, undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing professional development (CPD), needs to reflect this preparation and development. A more strategic approach to dance education, training and CPD in Wales has emerged in recent years with a clear growth and development in the range of provision. Our dance degree has made a significant contribution to that growth as the first single honours dance degree in Wales and its design and structure has taken account that all students need to be aware of, and sensitive to the issues and debates that are topical to dance and the need to develop a broad experience of creative, performance and teaching based dance work. Learning & Teaching​ Studying at University. Applicants are encouraged to recognise that studying Dance at university engages you in a range of environments. You will experience and learn about dance through an integrated approach where practice is informed by theory. At university year one serves as a foundation to your learning; year two provides an opportunity to apply this learning to your practice and in year three student learning shifts from a place of dependence to independence through new experiences. Students progress their learning through these three years, with tutor- led learning in year one, tutor-guided in year two and tutor-facilitated learning in year three. A student-centred approach ensures learning experiences are informed by current professional practice and dialogue. Students engage in a variety of activities to promote their learning - all learning is student-centred: - Technique classes (focus on individual development and peer learning) - Workshops (task based learning, collaborative practice, peer and micro teaching) - Lead lectures & discussion based learning - Independent study & research - Individual and group tutorials - Work based learning - Tutorial support (academic and pastoral) - Academic study support - ICT support (Blackboard as a learning resource) Features of learning and teaching within the programme include flexible and blended learning, social learning and work-based learning. More recently the programme embraces technology enhanced learning. The student experience is enhanced by strong industry partnerships providing opportunities both within and additional to the programme. The programme team is active within the industry as practitioners and researchers', ensuring their teaching is both current, relevant and research informed. Assessment A wide range of assessment methods are used which relate to the aims of the individual modules, these include: - Action Plans - Essays and Reports - Reflective Journals & Portfolios - Peer led micro – teaching - Group-based & Individual Project Work - Presentations (Individual and Group) - Tests on-line (Research Process) - Host Feedback (Professional Placements) - Independent Project (Dissertation) Employability & Careers​ There has been an increase in the range of career opportunities in the field of dance in recent years, fed by the increased demand for dance activity in a variety of settings. This exciting programme is designed to meet those demands by preparing skilled dance practitioners of the future. As such the course will prepare students for a range of careers in the dance industry, particularly work which takes place in performance, community and education settings. Career opportunities include freelance performers and choreographers, education and dance practitioners with professional dance companies, primary & secondary education dance specialists, dance development officers, researchers, community dance practitioners, inclusive practice, and commercial dance performers. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Commercial Dance

Relativity School
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

The commerical dance program at Relativity School is a comprehensive, integrated approach to the professional dance world for stage, film and television opportunites. Dance styles and master classes with the industry’s top choreographers cover hip/hop, ballet, jazz, world cultural dance, tap, contemporary, modern and more. [+]

The commerical dance program at Relativity School is a comprehensive, integrated approach to the professional dance world for stage, film and television opportunites. Dance styles and master classes with the industry’s top choreographers cover hip/hop, ballet, jazz, world cultural dance, tap, contemporary, modern and more. Relativity School’s exclusive commercial dance course sequence includes training in circus arts, dance geography, injury prevention, technical theatre production, iconic choreographers and dance history. The acting core component trains Commercial Dance students for success on stage and screen with coursework in acting, voice and speech, improvisation, camera technique, scene study and character development. A business course sequence and collaborative digital content make this program truly one-of-a-kind for anyone wishing to create a long, diversified career in Commercial Dance. Commerical dance students rehearse and take class on a state-of-the-art campus located at LA Center Studios, a 20-acre production lot for film and television that houses production for shows like Mad Men, Californication and Hannibal, Drunk History, and Medium. Additionally, Relativity School empowers all students to develop original digital content such as online channels, web series and interactive performances while fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in exclusive Collaboration Labs with industry mentors. Students Who Complete This Program... Are powerfully prepared pursue a professional career in commercial dance including stage, film, television as an entrepreneur with artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of dance history, genre, style in a variety of applications with technical proficiency, professional vocabulary and artistic expressiveness. Possess a well-rounded proficiency in acting craft for both on-camera and stage including script analysis and the relationship between actor, text and audience. Explore narrative technique and strategies to support the creative bridges in commercial dance across all applications including live performance, digital content and integrated opportunities. [-]

BA Dance (Hons)

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Singapore Buona Vista area

This is a dynamic boutique-programme. Small class size enables lecturers to take a personal interest in your well-being and development. Through a variety of inter-disciplinary collaborations at each level, you are encouraged [+]

BAs in Dance. This is a dynamic boutique-programme. Small class size enables lecturers to take a personal interest in your well-being and development. Through a variety of inter-disciplinary collaborations at each level, you are encouraged to question the definition of dance and push its boundaries. The mentoring that guides these collaborative projects creates a stimulating and encouraging environment to assist the development of individual artistic voices. Inspired by Singapore’s location and social make-up, the programme embraces a range of cultures in its content, approach, and philosophy. International guest artists will visit and share their work and creative processes with you. Their contributions will broaden your perspective of dance and provide important networking opportunities. Both lecturers and visiting guest artists have trained and worked in institutions and companies within Asia, Europe, and America; their culturally diverse aesthetics, dance styles, and philosophies will add new dimensions and sensitivities to your discipline. As such, the programme focuses on helping you to discover new expressive languages. In the final year, you will receive professional placements with industry partners, and opportunities to apprentice at local dance companies, various studios, or with respected teachers. Graduates of this programme are robustly competitive and are positioned on the forefront of contemporary dance creation. By training with a current, creative, and collaborative focus, you will emerge as a dance artist who will challenge and expand the definitions of dance. Emphasising expanding conceptions of artistic practice that are supported by the mastery of contemporary dance and choreographic techniques, the programme includes: Performance and technique to develop artistry and comprehension of technical dance skills and styles; Choreographic expression to encourage creative exploration of dance and an imaginative use of the body; Critical analysis and theoretical studies to enhance artistic practice through reflective practice and contextualisation. Level 1 establishes a technical, creative, practical, and contextual foundation; melding different disciplines and theoretical approaches. Level 2 develops more sophisticated creative thought practices to broaden inquiry and knowledge. Level 3 consolidates personal development towards professionalism. Research topics culminate in original thesis and creative output. Entry Requirements - Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level. 2 ‘A’ Level/H2 subjects and a pass in General Paper. Alternative English qualification: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80 - Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant discipline - International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) Minimum Requirements for Entry into a BA(Hons) Level 2 Programme: - A relevant diploma in the field or discipline. - Your portfolio or audition must be exceptionally strong and demonstrate prior formal training in the relevant arts discipline. The transcript from your diploma course must demonstrate that you have read and passed the equivalents of essential LASALLE modules. Alternative English Language Qualifications* - IELTS: 6.0 - TOEFL - iBT: 80 *For applicants from countries where English is not the main language, or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction. Written Assignments: To be submitted at your audition/interview. - Be prepared to talk about your favourite dancer and/or a memorable dance performance. What, who inspires you, and why you have chosen to come to LASALLE. - Write about a dance performance that you have seen recently. Did you like it? Why? (Approx 200-250 words) - Are Waffles really better than Pancakes? (Approx 200-250 words) Audition Guidelines - You will be required to do a one and a half hour Ballet class/Contemporary class during the Audition. Additional Contemporary dance combinations may be given. - If you feel Contemporary Dance or Ballet does not best demonstrate your natural dance ability, you can request for an opportunity to perform a solo demonstrating another technique, e.g. Jazz or Hip Hop. The duration of the solo is to be 1 to 3 minutes. If you are requesting this opportunity, it should be indicated in the application form, but is subject to approval. - If you have absolutely no experience in the Ballet/Contemporary, you are to submit a DVD of yourself dancing in the technique that you are familiar with, prior to the audition date, or to bring the DVD with you for the audition. Things to Note In preparing for the audition, it is advisable that you thoroughly warm up and that you wear appropriate dance wear and footwear for the audition. Please take note that you may be asked to improvise in your audition. What are we looking for? The assessment of your audition will be based on your ability to pick up and replicate steps, show natural dance ability, a good understanding of the chosen technique, a strong performance quality and a passion for movement. We are looking for people who are disciplined, open to learning and are dedicated to growing in their art. [-]