*Temple University

Temple University Boyer College of Music & Dance
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LOCATION: Philadephia, PA
YEAR EST.: 1968
DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP: Dr. Karen Bond
DTCB COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: Norma Porter
DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED: BFA, MFA, MA, PhD
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Ballet, Modern, African Diasporic Dance Traditions, Choreography
CONTACT: Websitedance@temple.edu
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The BFA in Dance develops well-rounded, versatile artists who are technically proficient, have a broad range and deep understanding of their work, and are prepared for a variety of careers within and beyond the field of dance. The BFA is based in Contemporary Dance Practices in Ballet, Modern, African Diaspora dance techniques and choreography. Ballet classes follow the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’s National Training Curriculum.

Our holistic approach includes a combination of studio and theory classes such as Hip Hop, Composition, Repertory, Creative Process, Creating Dance Histories, Dancing Cultures, and Dance Science and Somatics. Elective courses include Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, and Yoga. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to minor or double major in another area of study.

NOTABLE ALUMNI:
Abby Zbikowski – Bessie Award Winning Choreographer
Michelle West – Broadway Cast of Aladdin