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Undergraduate Dance degrees only (BA, BFA) are offered at UMass Amherst.

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BFA Audition dates for Fall 2024 entry: Fri. Dec. 1, 2023, 2pm + Fri. Feb. 16, 2024, 2pm
(Auditionees must have completed the Common App through Undergraduate Admissions before attending the BFA audition)
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Dance Program Open House: next October 2024

See below for details about applying and auditioning.

 


A Day in the Life: Sample Dance Schedules

Hannah, Senior, BFA
Dance students in shadow

Hannah, Senior, BFA, Fall semester

Monday/Wednesday
12:20–1:35, Theater
4:00–6:00, Senior Seminar
7:00–9:00, Faculty Repertory rehearsal for University Dancers

Tuesday/Thursday
10:00–11:15, Advanced Modern at Mount Holyoke College
4:00–5:20, Intermediate Contemporary at Amherst College
6:00–9:00, Faculty Repertory rehearsal at Mount Holyoke College

Friday
9:25–12:05, Contact Improvisation at Smith College
2:00–4:00, Rehearsal for a student’s senior thesis at Mount Holyoke College

Saturday
9:00–12:00, Rehearsal for a student’s senior thesis at Mount Holyoke College

Sunday
12:00–3:00, Rehearsal for my own senior thesis
4:00–6:00, Rehearsal for a student’s senior thesis

Stephanie, Senior, BA

Stephanie, Senior, BA Dance and BA Psychology (Dual degree), Fall Semester

Monday/Wednesday
11:00–1:00, Volunteering in psychology related work

2:30–3:45, Psychology of Trauma
4:00–6:00, Senior Seminar

Tuesday/Thursday
11:30–12:45, Cognitive Psychology

4:00–5:15, Modern III
5:30–8:30, Faculty Repertory rehearsal at Amherst College

Friday
9:15–10:00, TA Meeting for Professional Development in Psychology

10:10–11:00, TA for Professional Development in Psychology
11:10–12:10, Office Hours
4:00–6:00, Color Guard practice (Dance Staff)

Sunday
12:00–3:00, Rehearsal for a student’s senior thesis

4:00–6:00, Rehearsal for my own senior thesis

Becca, Freshman, BA

Becca, Freshman, BA Dance, Double major in Spanish, Fall Semester 

Monday/Wednesday
9:05–9:55, Spanish 240

10:10–12:05, Dance in the 20th Century
1:25–2:15, Ballet 1
2:30–3:35, Improvisation
5:45–7:00, Hip Hop

Tuesday/Thursday
11:30–12:45, Jazz 1

1:00–2:15, Modern 1
4:00–4:50, Freshman Year Seminar (Tuesday only)

Friday
9:05–9:55, Spanish 240

12:20–1:10, Drop in pointe class
1:25–2:15, Ballet 2

Natasha, Freshman, BA

Natasha, Freshman, BA Dance and BS Communication Disorders, Fall Semester 

Monday/Wednesday
10:10–12:05, Dance in the 20th Century

1:25–2:25, Ballet I
2:30–3:45, Improvisation
4:00–5:30, Rehearsal for student choreography show (Monday Only)
5:45–7:00, Hip Hop I

Tuesday/Thursday
11:30–12:45, Jazz I

1:00–2:15, Modern I
4:00–5:15, Psychology 100
5:30–7:30, Rehearsal for a student’s senior thesis (Thursday Only)

Friday
11:30–12:05, Freshman Seminar

1:25–2:25, Ballet


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