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Dance

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Training skillful, versatile dance artists who are thoughtful collaborators empowered to become the next generation of creative leaders

The 4-year BFA Dance Program in the School of Performance is the most intensive and comprehensive program of its kind in Canada and has earned widespread respect throughout the Canadian and international dance communities. This conservatory style environment offers rigorous professional training in multiple forms of dance including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, West African, street styles and partnering.  This core training is combined with classes in improvisation, composition, music, acting, film and extensive creative work. Through our innovative curriculum and plenty of opportunities to perform, students learn and collaborate with highly acclaimed guest artists and major arts organizations. 

Integrated into the students’ education is a broad selection of specially designed academic studies including history of theatre and dance, anatomy, global stage and many more. The programme prepares graduates for a wide variety of career options such as performers, choreographers, teachers and educators. Students graduate as skillful, versatile dance artists who are thoughtful collaborators empowered to become the next generation of creative leaders.

What We Offer

Build new skills in our conservatory style training environment.

Train in ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz.

Studio and public performances of original works.

Integrated classes in history of theatre and dance, anatomy, production, global theatre, and entrepreneurship

Expand your education with courses in improvisation, composition, partnering, music, acting, film, and extensive creative work.

Work with internationally acclaimed guest artists and professional dance companies.

For more information on additional required courses please see Toronto Metropolitan University's Course Calendar

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Music I: Introduction The Moving Image in Performance I Creative Performance Studies V Creative Performance Studies VII
Music I: Advanced Introduction Music II: Introduction to Singing Creative Performance Studies VI Independent Study Seminars
Creative Performance Studies I Music II: Intermediate Singing Conceiving the Production Advanced Performance Tech I: Dance
Creative Performance Studies II Creative Performance Studies III Performance Tech I: Dance Advanced Performance Tech II: Dance
Anatomy of Movement and Lifestyle I Creative Performance Studies IV Performance Tech II: Dance  
Elements of Production I Intermediary Tech I: Dance    
Timelines of Performance History I Intermediary Tech II: Dance    
Timelines of Performance History II Landmarks of Choreographic Development    
Fundamentals of Tech I: Dance      
Fundamentals of Tech II: Dance