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The purpose of dance and theatre is to pursue truth through eloquent and evocative theatrical means… a pursuit leading to insight about the very nature of life.

TROY is an excellent choice for inspired dancers who want to pursue a university degree while pursuing studies of ballet, contemporary/modern, and the opportunity to embrace or continue with the commercial dance style.

TROY is committed to providing the most accomplished and distinguished faculty. The BFA in Dance faculty are elite, expertly trained and award-winning professionals with national and international honors – highly sought after choreographers and teachers.

Dance values remain true to the purity and necessity of traditional training while embracing current methods needed for tomorrow’s dance professionals - performers, emerging choreographers, teachers, business owners, dance critics and writers.

Program Requirements:

The BFA in Dance program requires a placement audition to determine the level of ability for entering dancers. Auditions are held several times each year. Contact the Theatre & Dance Department for specific dates, times and locations. Following first-year evaluations by the faculty, students are either extended an invitation to continue in the BFA dance program or to seek a different major but complete the minor in dance. First year dance courses meet both BFA and dance minor requirements. Freshmen dancers also enroll in The Creative Habit, which is a learning community designed especially for first-year theatre and dance students.

In the Future for the Program

An expansive new dance studio is a part of the new construction of Long Hall scheduled to open Fall 2013. This facility will house a state-of-the-art dance studio, offices, dressing areas and equipment for sound, lighting, and small audiences. Coupled with the Elm Street Dance Studio, TROY dancers will have plenty of space for practice, classes, rehearsals and even student performances.

As part of the College of Communication and Fine Arts Study Abroad Program, the Troy Dance Repertory Ensemble traveled to China in 2009 for a 15-day dance tour. The student ensemble performed in Beijing and Qinhuangdao, but their highlight was performing for the Confucius Institute International Conference at The Great Hall of the People. Dancers can anticipate more international tours in the future.

:: About the College of Communication and Fine Arts

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The College of Communication and Fine Arts is just the place to bring out that creative person in you. Whether you find your niche in music, theater, dance, fine arts, modern languages, communications, writing or journalism, the quality programs in the CCFA are designed to meet your needs.