Dance Performance & Choreography Major (B.F.A.)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Dance provides excellent preparation for careers in dance performance, teaching, and choreography with preparation for continued study in graduate school.

Towson University’s dance major is a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development. Through a rich curriculum grounded in theory and best practices, you will learn technique while gaining a 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 in intellectual, education and cultural life.

Our accomplished faculty represent a diverse cross section of aesthetics and teaching philosophies to give you a well-rounded academic experience.


Admission Requirements

Towson University’s dance major requires a formal audition for admission. Students admitted to the B.F.A. program may add on the PreK-12 teacher concentration. This addition will broaden your knowledge and expand your career opportunities.

Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions

You can view degree requirements and course descriptions for the dance major in the Undergraduate Catalog.

TU and Hopkins Team Up for Dance Research

The Towson University Department of Dance and Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station have an ongoing partnership that includes comprehensive physical therapy evaluations, onsite seminars and workshops, pre-pointe assessments, and injury screenings.

“We decided to screen freshmen before they had any college dance training yet,” Romita said. “This way we have a baseline of information before we begin college training for professional dance careers.”

Why Towson University?

Academic Advantages

  • small classes taught by nationally recognized faculty who are dedicated teachers, mentors and active professionals
  • state-of-the-art practice and performance spaces
  • guest artist programs
  • multiple performance, choreography, teaching, networking, outreach and internship opportunities
  • accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) since 1984