The Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory of Dance at the University of Saint Francis is an exciting partnership between the University and the Fort Wayne Ballet which offers both a four-year and two-year undergraduate academic program in dance. These programs will prepare students for a professional career in dance. Practical experience in the form of classes in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, tap, character, repertoire, dance history and theory, pedagogy and choreography, as well as performing in productions will be an important part of the learning experience.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, students in the Associate of Arts in Dance will:
- Demonstrate pre-professional competencies through technical mastery in modern dance
- Demonstrate pre-professional competencies through independent problem solving and goal setting
- Construct informed assessments of dance and communicate observations to people related to the dance practice
The Associate of Arts in Dance requires 60 credit hours:
- 12 credit hours of general education courses
- 51 credit hours in Major Required Courses
Program of Studies
- Major Required Courses, 66 hours:
- 12 credit hours from any of the following DANC 110-114, DANC 210-211, or DANC 310-314
- 6 credit hours from any of the following: DANC 150-154, DANC 250-254
- 3 credit hours from any of the following: DANC 206, DANC 207
- 30 credit hours from the following: DANC 205, DANC 280, DANC 290, MUSC 131, THEA 215, BIOL 218, DANC 260, DANC 261, DANC 221, DANC 285
- General Education, 12 credit hours
In addition to University of Saint Francis admission requirements, student applying for the Associate of Arts in Dance Program must successfully complete and pass a dance audition.
Students in the Associate of Arts in Dance Program complete a sophomore review/jury.