The Towson University Department of Dance advocates Dancing for a Lifetime by challenging students to examine and refine their approaches to the arts of dancing, choreography, and dance education.
Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in dance are expected to develop the knowledge, skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the artist in the field of dance. To fulfill various professional responsibilities, the dance artist must exhibit not only technique competence, but also broad knowledge of dance and dance repertory, the ability to integrate dance-related knowledge and skills, sensitivity to dance and musical styles, and an insight into the role of dance intellectual, education, and cultural life.
B.F.A. majors in dance adhere to rigorous standards for merging technique with performance by maintaining a state of mind and body that is focused, purposeful, and appropriately nuanced with expression. Majors learn a variety of approaches for taking dances from the studio to the stage that are somatically sound, choreographically consistent, and artistically excellent.
Department of Dance faculty and staff have performed, choreographed and taught throughout the world, including with the Washington Ballet, Phoenix Repertory Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and many more. The faculty and staff represent a diverse cross section of aesthetics and teaching philosophies to give students a well rounded academic experience.