Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance

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The UA Little Rock Dance program offers the only Dance BFA degree in the state of Arkansas, access to training from nationally recognized faculty and guest artists, and numerous opportunities for connecting to the professional world of dance at home and abroad. Our students are immersed in rigorous technical training, theatre and dance performances both on- and off-campus, and challenging theory and design courses to integrate a fuller understanding of dance as a performing art.

UA Little Rock Dance offers a supportive and risk-driven environment where you can identify and achieve your goals as a performer, choreographer, teacher, studio owner, arts administrator, or designer. Each student is guided by their academic advisor and faculty mentors to help them uncover a path for success in the area of their personal passion. Students may dream of a career as a performer, subsequent graduate school training, or completing a second major in another field of interest.  We support the exploration of diverse viewpoints and stretching the boundaries of both the individuals and art form.

For information about the BFA or BA in Dance, contact Stephanie Thibeault >

Highlights of the program include:

  • Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap
  • All required courses taught by full-time faculty
  • Live accompaniment in all ballet and modern classes
  • Guaranteed performance opportunities each year for all BFA/BA dance majors
  • Talent-based scholarships
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • A dance touring company
  • American College Dance Association annual conference attendance
  • Partnership with Arkansas’ foremost professional ballet company, Ballet Arkansas


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