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KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY AND ATLANTA BALLET
Partnering for change in dance education
The Program in Dance at Kennesaw State University is proud to partner with Atlanta Ballet. The partnership is aimed at providing a venue for collaborative dance education between the two institutions. Company members from Atlanta Ballet and students at the Center for Dance Education will have the opportunity of pursuing a Bachelor of Art degree in dance at Kennesaw State University. Company and fellowship dancers will also be able to apply for advanced professional credit towards their degrees, and pursue both a professional and academic career through their association with both institutions.
Undergraduate dance students enrolled in the Program in Dance at Kennesaw State University will receive special discounts and concessions to Atlanta Ballet performances, classes and events. Advanced level students will also have opportunities to audition for supernumerary roles with Atlanta Ballet, and gain professional performance experience. Atlanta Ballet will provide internship opportunities for KSU dance majors at the Center for Dance education, giving KSU students professional administrative experience in the field of dance.
The Kennesaw State University Program in Dance is housed in the Department of Theatre, Performance Studies and Dance within the College of the Arts. The program was started in fall 2005, and has quickly grown into one of the leading undergraduate dance programs in the southeast United States, offering a B.A. degree in dance as well as an undergraduate dance minor. The KSU Dance Company has received several regional and national recognitions, including the honor of being selected in 2008 and 2010 to represent the southeast at the National American College Dance Festival at the Millet Theatre in New York City and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.Founded in 1996, Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. The Centre has become one of the top ten dance education facilities in the country and continues to set a high standard for excellence in dance education. The Centre prides itself on its community partnerships, and is proud to add a new dimension of collegiate education through its partnership with Kennesaw State University.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.