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The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is the first new school to be established at the University of Southern California in more than 40 years. It completes USC’s unique signature as a world-class academic institution with a deep commitment to the arts. Founded in 2012 thanks to a transformational gift by visionary philanthropist Glorya Kaufman, USC Kaufman is the epicenter in the interdisciplinary study of dance creation and performance. USC Kaufman has a robust selection of non-major courses. It offers dance technique classes in a multitude of styles, from hip-hop to ballroom to ballet. These classes are open to all USC students. The school also offers a dance minor for those students wishing to pursue a more formal program of study. Beginning in the fall of 2015, USC Kaufman will enroll its first cohort of BFA dance majors. Classes will commence in a state-of-the-art dance complex. The Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculum is designed to prepare the artist, the innovator, and the entrepreneur. The hallmark of USC Kaufman – as expressed in its motto “”The New Movement”” – is the development of a new movement model that will be expressed in new media, scholarship, studio practice, and choreography for the 21st century. The program will provide foundational insight, opportunities for artistic development, a robust performance repertory, exposure to world-renowned practicing artists, dance conditioning and strategic career venture skills. Interdisciplinary study is woven into the curriculum, allowing students to collaborate and innovate with established partners throughout campus. Situated in Los Angeles, one of the world’s creative capitals, USC Kaufman offers a wealth of opportunity for students to intern, perform, and collaborate with artists throughout the city. Students will have unprecedented access to visiting dance companies in residence at the Los Angeles Music Center through the School’s exclusive partnership with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center.

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