Jordan College of the Arts



| Bachelor of Fine Arts

As one of very few universities to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, this program provides a rich and nourishing environment for the highest caliber of dancers in the nation. Consistently recognized as one of the top five classical dance programs in the country, you’ll receive conservatory-level instruction from a faculty of highly respected artists and teachers. With an emphasis on Classical Ballet, you’ll have numerous performance and choreographic opportunities while also receiving supportive coursework in Modern, Jazz, Pointe, Choreography, Teaching Analysis, and Music.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • DA131/132 and DA 231/232, Modern Technique 1 and 2
  • DA261, Laban Movement Analysis
  • DA233, Improvisation
  • DA266, Dancing Beyond Boundaries
  • DA361, Choreography
  • DA365-W and DA 366-C, Dance History 1 and 2

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.