Dance LINES Ballet (BFA)

Dominican and Alonzo King LINES Ballet offer a unique joint educational and artistic program culminating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance.

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LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican: Performance Reel from LINES Ballet Education Programs on Vimeo.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican featuring the BFA Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015
Choreography: Sidra Bell, Christian Burns, Sandrine Cassini, Gregory Dawson, Maurya Kerr, Amanda Miller, Uri Sands, Amy Seiwert, Robert Sher-Machherndl
Music: Dalmacio Payomo
Video Editing: Katherine Disenhof

The Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican offers serious students an unequaled opportunity to discover themselves as artists and as human beings–and to gain an excellent artistic and academic education along the way.

This unique, exciting four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program combines the acclaimed, rigorous training and philosophy of one of the nation’s premier dance institutions with the comprehensive liberal arts education and social values of the Dominican tradition.

Classes are held in both San Rafael and San Francisco. The dance curriculum emphasizes ballet (Western classical dance) as its foundational language, complemented by extensive training in modern dance and other dance forms. It includes ballet, modern dance, the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise methodologies, dance history, improvisation, composition, percussion, expository writing, speech and rhetoric, math, anatomy/kinesiology, social sciences, ethics, and a cultural heritage colloquium.

With its direct relationship to Alonzo King, one of the foremost choreographers of our time, the program offers students unique access to the process and environment in which current dance thought and practice is being shaped. A portion of each semester is devoted to the creation of a new work by faculty or guest choreographers—from within the Bay Area dance community and from abroad— who are invited to set works on the students and share their points of view.

The culmination of the creative work of the program is a Senior Project. Building on the knowledge and skills developed throughout the program, senior students develop and complete a work of choreography to be presented to the community.

Fall 2019 Events

Saturday, September 21st at 7pm
Senior Solo Concert
Join us as we celebrate the individual artistry of the members of the Class of 2020 in an intimate evening of solos.
Friday, November 8th at 7pm, Saturday November 9th at 3pm
Fall Showcase
Presenting four original choreographic works showcasing all BFA in Dance students.
Works by Gregory Dawson, Maurya Kerr, Carmen Rozestraten and Amanda K. Miller
Saturday, November 23rd at 7pm
Grace Cathedral
In conjunction with Alonzo King's year-long Artist in Residence at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, BFA in Dance students will perform in an evening of dance in the cathedral itself, highlighting LINES Ballet's educational programs. Free