Students majoring in Dance Performance must demonstrate proficiency in the technique and performance of ballet, modern, and jazz dance. They must also demonstrate a proficient knowledge in the areas of choreographic principles and concepts, as well as a substantial knowledge of dance theory, history, culture, science and pedagogy.
» B.F.A. in Dance Performance
+ - Possible Occupations
- Artistic Director
- Ballet Mistress/Master
- Off Broadway
- Local Theatre companies
- Dance Designer (costumer, lighting designer)
- Lighting Director
- Rehearsal Director
- Sound Designer/Operator
- College Professor
- Dance/Movement Therapist
- Dance Studio Manager/Instructor
- Dance Teacher
- K-12 Teacher
- Private Teacher
Additional Resources about career and internship opportunities are available on the Dance Performance Homepage.
+ - Professional Associations
- USA Dance
- American Dance Guild
- American Dance Therapy Association
- The Cecchetti Council of America
- Dance Educators of America
- Dance Notation Bureau
- International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
- National Dance Education Organization
- Sacred Dance Guild
- Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
+ - Chapman Organizations
+ - Links and Resources
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