The Hartt School
The dance performance emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers in dance as professional performing artists. Students in this program focus on technique, performance, and choreography while participating in some pedagogical training as well. In addition, they partake of the considerable resources of academic excellence available through the University of Hartford. This program offers future dance performers the opportunity to develop their craft and artistry in a challenging yet nurturing environment while expanding their ability to function as engaged and educated citizens throughout their careers.
For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.
Admission and Audition Requirements
In order to schedule an audition, the University of Hartford application as well as the Hartt supplemental application must be completed. Learn more about the undergraduate application process.
The Hartt School conducts live auditions and interviews for dance applicants on campus as well as in select cities around the United States. Applicants who reside more than 300 miles away from campus are eligible to submit a recorded audition.
Dance applicants should set aside an entire day for your dance faculty interview, warm-up time, and group audition.
BFA Dance Performance, 2018
Ty Graynor is originally from Huntington, NY, where he began his journey with dance. While receiving his BFA from Hartt, he began to refine his movement language through exposure of classic and contemporary artists such as Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, José Limón, and Doug Varone. Currently, he is a dancer with Graham II at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.
My time at The Hartt School was truly an awakening. My professors set me on a lifelong path of discovery, giving me the tools to express myself in a refined and articulated way. When I look back at my studies, I see a community that grew together. The Hartt School gave me the possibility to become more than I ever imagined.