The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in dance is a degree in dance performance and choreography. Dance BFA major course offerings include study in modern, ballet and jazz techniques; choreography, dance history, dance kinesiology, repertory, music for dance and methods of teaching. Additional classes are offered in music theatre dance, tap, mime, ballroom and other special forms.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in dance is a degree in dance with emphasis on dance technique and related studies, and a complimentary course of study chosen from a wide variety of fields in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. These can include, but are not limited to fields such as business, entrepreneurship, exercise science, women’s studies, or other areas of interest. Dance BA major course offerings include study in modern, ballet and jazz techniques; dance history and dance kinesiology. Additional classes are offered in methods of teaching, choreography, music for dance, music theatre dance, tap, mime, ballroom and other special forms.
The Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre, the resident faculty-student performance company, presents at least two fully produced concerts annually and acts to produce guest residencies with internationally recognized dance artists, lecture demonstrations for area schools, master classes, an annual undergraduate choreography concert, informal showings and senior choreography concerts. Membership is by audition only.
Students who intend to pursue dance as a major must contact the academic coordinator of dance upon entrance for assignment to an academic advisor. Students pursuing a minor in dance are encouraged to consult with the dance faculty for assistance with a course of study.