Dance Students Share Talent Nationwide

Students in the Dominican University of California/LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program will be traveling across the map this summer to attend a variety of prestigious workshops and training programs, honing their skills and gathering new perspectives.

Students will attend programs such as Hubbard Street's summer intensive in Chicago, the Springboard professional training program in Montreal, Italy's "World Dance Movement" workshop and researching for choreographer Charles Moulton. A number of students will remain in the Bay Area's vibrant dance scene this summer.

LINES BFA faculty member and former LINES Ballet company dancer, Gregory Dawson, has established an exciting partnership between the BFA program and the Innerspark dance program at CalArts that will continue this summer. Dawson will travel with several BFA students to Los Angeles in July to explore ballet technique, improvisation and composition with artistically gifted high school students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study dance due to economic restraints. The program will culminate in a performance of work collaboratively choreographed by Dawson and the BFA students, as well as a public showing of excerpts from Dawson's Goldberg Variations, performed by the BFA students.

Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet and Dominican are partners in a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance degree program. Combining the highly acclaimed dance training and philosophy of one of the nation’s foremost dance institutions with the comprehensive liberal arts education and social values of the Dominican tradition, the LINES/Dominican BFA in Dance offers students an unparalleled opportunity to discover themselves as artists and human beings.

Now entering its fourth year, the program's growing reputation resulted in record applications for the 2009-2010 academic year, attracting talented young dancers from Maryland, Nebraska, Texas, South Carolina and elsewhere across the United States.