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It takes passion to make dance your life, but to make it your career you need more. You need discipline, endurance and a total awareness of your body mechanics. AMDA's well-rounded Dance Theatre Programs offer a rigorous course of physical study designed to make you a multi-disciplined dance performer.

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BFA Program

AMDA's Dance Theatre Program is designed for ambitious dancers who seek a versatile, multi-discipline performing arts career. The eight-term program's rigorous course of physical study is grounded in classical technique while providing extensive immersion in theatrical, commercial and concert dance disciplines. Performance training is enriched by a wide range of academic studies, resulting in a comprehensive and holistic performing arts education. The curriculum is designed to provide daily regimens requiring strength, stamina, and artistry. By working with some of the industry's most sought after choreographers, dancers learn to blend precise technical choreography with individual interpretive storytelling, enhancing their ability to meet the demands of a competitive industry. Whether performing as part of an ensemble or as a featured individual artist, a wide range of production opportunities are available within the Dance Theatre Program. Additional courses such as acting, voice, music, career preparation, and entrepreneurship help cultivate skills that allow for diverse casting and employment opportunities. Extensive course work in dance for camera provides students with industry standard reels ready for submission upon graduation. The final term includes an original showcase opportunity that provides a unique production experience built upon the strengths of each performer.

AOS Program

AMDA's Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Dance Theatre embraces interdisciplinary artistic development with an emphasis on communication and storytelling through kinetic expression. Course work builds upon classical technique foundations in ballet, jazz, and modern with explorations of contemporary, commercial and cultural dance styles such as Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz Funk, Broadway, Heels, Latin Fusion, and many others. Additional courses provide opportunity for practical applications of theory, choreography, and acting and dance for the camera. Dance productions and other theatrical performance opportunities expose students to a wide range of choreographers and choreographic processes. Supplemental course work in scene study and musical theatre contribute to this uniquely demanding program. AOS Dance Theatre students, as part of their program completion and career launch strategy, will also perform in a special culminating showcase.

Certificate Program

This four-term professional program is based upon the interwoven demands of Dance and Theatre, offering focused preparation for a career in theatrical dance performance. Building upon a solid foundation of classical technique, training will continue to expand the dancer's repertoire with a palette of disciplines relevant to today's theatrical productions. Students grow to perform choreography with accuracy and interpretive passion within ensemble and solo contexts. In addition to dance technique courses, the conservatory certificate program includes focused study in singing, musical theatre, and acting. In the final term, coursework is focused on industry and career preparation, including an original showcase production experience. Each showcase is crafted based on the unique and individual cast members assigned as a company. This specialized theatrical performance prepares dancers to enter the competitive performing arts industry with skill, confidence and a professional work ethic.

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