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March 29, 2013 / ivytechartspartner

Fort Wayne Ballet and University of St. Francis Announce New Partnership for Dance Degrees

Fort Wayne Ballet and the University of St. Francis (USF) announced this month two new dance degrees offered through their new collaboration.
The university will offer a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a two-year Associate of Arts in Dance through the Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory at the University of St. Francis. It is the region’s only four-year degree of this type.
The programs will prepare students for professional dance careers while delivering a sound liberal arts core curriculum for a well-rounded education. The degrees feature study of a full range of dance styles – classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, tap, character and repertoire – along with dance history and theory, pedagogy and choreography.
The dance technique sore, supplemented by an intense curriculum, positions students to perform in a professional dance company, attend graduate school in dance, teach in a public or private dance school, or choreograph.
Dance courses will be held at the new facilities of Fort Wayne Ballet at the Auer Center for Arts and Culture. The new space includes state-of-the-art, large mirrored dance studios with pianos for live accompaniment, dance flooring, and observation windows. Fort Wayne Ballet instructors will be the program’s USF faculty members.
Academic courses will be taken in the USF School of Creative Arts, a creative, collaborative learning environment known for highly competent graduates in a broad spectrum of media, arts and business professions.
Registration has begun for the new fall dance program. Those who wish to learn more can visit the school’s website, or contact USF Office of Admissions at 260-399-8000 or email

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