Understanding that we experience life through our bodies, Temple's BFA Dance program encourages students to consider how minds in motion contribute to knowledge, transform the social world, and facilitate community engagement. Through embodied practice, the Dance faculty and students seek to honor traditions while exploring new ways of knowing dance.


BFA in Dance at Temple University

  • Train in a range of dance genres, including ballet, modern and postmodern, and African diasporic forms.
  • Study, train and perform with renowned dance scholars, researchers and performers
  • Perform in and choreograph pieces presented throughout the year in the Conwell Dance Theater series.
  • Form the foundation for choreography, dance history, theory and performance.
  • Opportunity to perform in the Temple University Dance Ensemble, a repertory-based, resident dance company.



Conwell Dance Theater

A fully equipped 175-seat “black box” theater serves as the primary performance space for Dance concerts.

It features a 40’ wide by 30’ deep stage with black and white reversible marley flooring over a sprung wood floor.

The theater has full lighting, projections and sound capability.


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Graduates of Boyer Dance programs have performed in companies such as Ballet X, Streb, Dance Theater X, Kariamu & Company: Traditions, Koresh Dance Company, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Philadanco, Rennie Harris Puremovement, Urban Bush Women, and many others. They also become successful choreographers, artistic directors, dance educators, dance therapists, studio owners, dance administrators, dance writers, researchers and advocates.



Temple Dance faculty are pioneers and leaders. They have performed with Doris Humphrey Repertory Company, Martha Clarke, Martha Graham Dance Company, Metropolitan Opera Company, Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and more. They are writers and editors who represent the field through international research organizations. They have received National Endowment for the Arts, Pew Foundation, Guggenheim, and USA Artist Doris Duke fellowships; Fulbright scholarships; Dance Studies Association, National Dance Education Organization, and “Bessie” awards.


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