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Program Description

The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College offers a BFA program that prepares students for careers in the professional dance world. Purchase alumni perform with many of the foremost contemporary modern and ballet dance companies in the world. They also teach, direct, and choreograph major productions, and have founded their own companies all around the globe.

The program offers professional training for serious and dedicated dance students, with daily classes in classical ballet and contemporary modern dance. These are followed by modern and/or ballet partnering, pointe/variations (optional), men’s classes, modern repertory workshops, improvisation, somatics, and rehearsals for performances. The program emphasizes both performance and choreography and assures an artistic foundation through the four-year composition program and studies of music for dance, dance history, dance production, anatomy for dance, and core curriculum courses.

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