Liberal Arts and Science
Our world’s heritage has always been preserved through art and passed down through education. FTC-Middletown’s Dance Department upholds this cultural legacy by training students in Classical Ballet and Classical Chinese dance. We cultivate individual artistry while instilling students with the knowledge and skill to become professional performers, educators, and creators.
NEW DANCE PROGRAMs
STEEPED IN TRADITION
Educating the Dancers of Today – Inspiring the Artists of Tomorrow
ELEGANCE OF THE WEST
Known for its poise and technical precision, Classical Ballet is the foundation underlying many art forms. We preserve traditional conservatory-styled training and concert dance performance with the systematic training of the Vaganova School and the American School of Ballet.
TIMELESS GRACE OF THE EAST
Classical Chinese dance is an ancient art form which stems from the rich and vibrant culture of China. Originating from martial arts forms and imperial court dances, it is one of the most intricate and comprehensive dance forms in the world. Dance students receive training in fundamentals, special techniques, and classical Chinese dance bearing.
TAKE YOUR DANCE EDUCATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Currently, Fei Tian College Middletown offers two dance programs:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance
A BFA in Dance enables graduates to work in various careers related to dance.
A MFA in Dance provides students with a deeper understanding of the art form. It qualifies graduates for careers in higher education, as well as jobs in in performance, choreography, or research.
All students are exposed to both Classical Ballet and Classical Chinese dance, with focused training on one selected dance form, including its fundamentals, technique, and repertoire.
In addition to studio courses, the program offers a comprehensive curriculum of dance theory courses. Students are provided with a broad scope of dance-related fields including:
This allows our students to graduate equipped with essential knowledge of a variety of dance professions.
RIGOROUS DANCE CURRICULA
Every year, our students have multiple opportunities to perform classic repertoire as well as original choreography. While partnering with other schools and dance companies within the region, students perform at events that provide them with hands-on experience in performance, choreography, and stagecraft.
The dance programs are taught by seasoned performers, choreographers, and educators from prestigious schools and companies. Our dance faculty has decades of experience, dedication, and passion to help students reach the top of their artistry.
Our goal is to ensure our graduates obtain the physical and mental discipline and stamina required to become professionals in the dance field. Whether it be preparing students for auditions with dance companies, internships with academic institutions, or networking opportunities through performance, we enable our graduates to embark on a career in dance.
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