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Thank you for your interest in the Dance program at the USF School of Theatre & Dance!
Listed as a top dance program in the country by danceus.org and College Magazine, DanceUSF offers a close-knit community of fellow artists and scholars. With about 90 majors, the DanceUSF Program is housed in its own Dance Center on the USF Tampa Campus. The B.F.A. in Dance Performance focuses on the professional development of dancers and choreographers. The B.A. in Dance Studies offers an individualized program for students who, in addition to their dance training, wish to explore the relationship between dance and another academic area.
Two highlights that set us apart are our study abroad and visiting artist programs. The Dance in Paris Summer and Semester programs are one-of-a-kind opportunities to interact with a world-class faculty of working creative artists, take a wide range of technique classes and workshops, see performances by international choreographers and dance companies, and experience the City of Lights from the point of view of a dancer. The Holloway Endowment in Dance and Theatre allows us to bring in guest artists in residence to teach masterclasses and set works on our students. Artists like Robert Moses (Robert Moses’ Kin), Alonzo King (LINES Ballet), Bill T. Jones, Jennifer Archibald, Batsheva Dance Company, Maurice Causey, Doug Varone, and Trisha Brown regularly augment the full-time faculty roster as visiting artists.
All prospective Dance Majors must audition during the year prior to their first semester to be accepted into the Dance Program. The faculty in the Dance Program place great value on each student’s individual potential in dance as well as in academic success. Acceptance as a USF Dance Major is contingent upon both the acceptance by the University of South Florida and by the Dance Department through the audition process.
The dance minor is open access and does not require an audition. Minors may submit an audition for placement in Upper-Level technique courses
For more information about the DanceUSF program please click here.
The stage is a venue for you to engage and enchant audiences with stories that matter. It’s a place where teamwork, creativity, and hard work thrive. The stage is an opportunity, and it’s yours for the taking at TheatreUSF.
The University of South Florida’s theatre program prepares and inspires students for a career in theatre. For over 50 years, our exclusively undergraduate program has developed critically aware and skilled theatre practitioners. Our mission is to educate students in the art of theatre, to conduct original research, and to engage the university and Tampa Bay communities through interesting and challenging productions.
TheatreUSF offers intensive studies and practical experience in the areas of performance, design, and theatre arts. Students acquire knowledge of and produce a vast variety of theatre, from the classics to contemporary works, involving both text-based and physical theatre approaches. You will form close working relationships with our nationally and internationally recognized faculty, broaden your view of theatre by exploring other cultures and ideas of performance.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your work!
USF Theatre and Dance Office