Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Performance and Choreography

Our Program

The Performance and Choreography track is geared towards students who aspire to perform and/or choreograph in a professional dance setting or want to pursue a master’s degree in the dance field. Students in this track are exposed to the higher levels of our technique classes as well as choreography/composition classes. Additionally, they are provided with the tools to engage in critical thinking and research strategies to create their own choreographic products.  The curriculum emphasizes the role of dance as a catalyst for artistic expression and a means for developing a global perspective. Respecting the body instrument is paramount to the technical dance training at Texas State. The dance faculty selects students with a strong technique base and/or a highly developed creative sense through auditions (fall and spring). 

Texas State Dancers

Collective. Artistry. Passion.

Admission into the BFA in Dance with a focus on Performance & Choreography is based on an audition. A limit of two audition attempts is enforced for entrance into the program.
Dancer in spotlight at Texas State

Performance Opportunities

Along with their BFA Performance Choreography Concert, students are encouraged to participate in Department productions and to join the performance ensembles Creation in Motion: Touring Ensemble for Youth Audiences (CIM-TEYA) and Merge which have their own annual concert and offer teaching and performance opportunities in the community.

Professors directing dancers
The professors provided an amazing support system and truly cared about teaching to ensure the longevity of our careers.
Kalista Reyna
Dancer, Blue Lapis Light, Austin, TX

BFA in Performance & Choreography

Minimum Required: 120 - 121 semester hours
No minor required