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threegirlpileup

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Hi all,
We are early in our college search, but dd and I have been putting together a list of potential BFA/BA programs.  Is there some sort of master list on this forum, or would folks be up for throwing out the names of quality programs?

We have the following on our long list so far.  She is specifically looking for a program with a strong choreography program.

University of Indiana

Temple University (PA)

University of Southern Mississippi

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College at Brockport (NY)

Marymount Manhattan (NY)

Fordham University/Ailey (NY)

Meredith (NC)

University of Southern California/Kauffman (CA)

Boston Conservatory

University of Hartford (Hartt School)

University of Oklahoma

SUNY-Purchase

University of the Arts (PA)

University of Arizona

Southern Methodist University (TX)

UNC-Greensboro

University of South Carolina

Elon University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Montclair State (NJ)

NYU/Tisch

Point Park

Julliard (NY)

UNCSA

Butler University (IN)

Thanks!

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Rutgers, Towson, Florida State, James Madison and George Mason. Have a look at Dancewave.org and their dancing through college weekend page. It was at the beginning of October in NYC. On the right hand of the page it lists participating programs. While this is in no way complete, it may give you a list to work from.

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Thanks!

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Close to me - University if Missouri Kansas City has a BFA program that’s Conservatory style

Stephens College has a wonderful BFA program in Columbia MO
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I would also recommend looking at the website/message board ballet talk for dancers. They have an extensive list of programs and reviews. They are decidedly not chatty, and the board has lots of rules, but they are an extremely excellent resource.
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LOL yes I am very familiar with BTFD--just looking to expand our reach beyond strictly ballet-focused programs.  Thanks!

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My DD is a BFA at MSU. Great modern based program. There are quite a few choreo classes but not a choreography concentration.
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I think it is Dance Magazine that puts out a huge college issue annually. Would be worth a look. I picked it up one year and it was huge and full of programs I had never known about
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Close to me - University if Missouri Kansas City has a BFA program that’s Conservatory style

Stephens College has a wonderful BFA program in Columbia MO


I know Stephens has a choreography concentration, that’s where my DDs mentor teacher got her choreography BFA.
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Just went through this with my DD. She just started as a freshman in the Fordham/Ailey BFA program and loves it. These are some other we looked at:

Adelphi University
Arizona State University
California Institute of the Arts
Dominican University of California/Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Kent State University
Marymount Manhattan College
Pace University
Tulane University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Florida
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Utah

You should also look at  smarterdancer.com. There is a searchable college directory there.  




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I think it is Dance Magazine that puts out a huge college issue annually. Would be worth a look. I picked it up one year and it was huge and full of programs I had never known about


I second this.  It was worth every penny we spent on it!

My daughter is currently a BA at Point Park, and she adores it.  Her 2 roommates are both BFAs, and they love it too.  No choreo concentration (modern, jazz or ballet concentrations), but they do student choreography shows every fall (not sure about spring)
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Dance Spirit College Guide was the best $40 we ever spent. It is how my son heard of Mercyhurst University. He is a B.A. but they do offer a B.F.A., in fact most of the dancers are in the B.F.A. Program.
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I have no real personal knowledge, but Chapman in CA is supposed to be good.  Lauren Froderman (from So You Think You Can Dance) went there. I only know this because dd used to dance with her years ago and I worked with her dad.
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I have no real personal knowledge, but Chapman in CA is supposed to be good.  Lauren Froderman (from So You Think You Can Dance) went there. I only know this because dd used to dance with her years ago and I worked with her dad.


I have a friend who's daughter is a junior at Chapman and she loves it there.
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I second this.  It was worth every penny we spent on it!

My daughter is currently a BA at Point Park, and she adores it.  Her 2 roommates are both BFAs, and they love it too.  No choreo concentration (modern, jazz or ballet concentrations), but they do student choreography shows every fall (not sure about spring)


My daughter graduated from Point Park (BFA) and had many choreography opportunities - through required courses and the Student Choreography Project.  She speaks very highly of her experience there.
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