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.

Spring 2020 Events

Senior Project I
at the Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican Campus
February 21st, 2020 | 7 p.m.
February 22nd, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Senior Project II
at the Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican Campus
February 28th, 2020 | 7 p.m.
February 29th, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Spring Showcase
at the Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican Campus
April 3rd, 2020 | 7 p.m.
April 4th, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Senior Showcase
at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF
April 14th, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Dancing in the Park
at the Golden Gate Park Bandshell, SF
April 25, 2020 | 12-3 p.m.