The Hartt School

Ballet Pedagogy

The ballet pedagogy emphasis is designed to prepare students for a career in dance education at the highest level. Students are trained to teach ballet to all ages in professional school and university dance programs. This major strongly emphasizes pedagogical structure and theory, covering different styles and schools of ballet and modern dance, from the earliest pre-ballet to coaching the advanced dancer.
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The ballet pedagogy emphasis is designed to prepare students for a career in dance education at the highest level. Students are trained to teach ballet to all ages in professional school and university dance programs. This major strongly emphasizes pedagogical structure and theory, covering different styles and schools of ballet and modern dance, from the earliest pre-ballet to coaching the advanced dancer. This emphasis incorporates classroom teaching and internships in both The Hartt School Community Division's dance classes and in area public schools. Students in the pedagogy program participate fully in the many performance opportunities available to Hartt's dancers. This program offers future dance teachers the opportunity to develop their ability to function as engaged and educated citizens throughout their careers.

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.

Eran Bugge

BFA, Ballet Pedagogy, 2005 2012 Hartt Alumni Award Recipient

Eran Bugge has been a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company since 2005.

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I have always felt that one of the best choices I ever made was to attend The Hartt School Dance Division. Without the rigorous training, academic knowledge about my art form, and support from the faculty I received, I don’t believe I would be where I am today. I was so lucky to be exposed to excellence in all art forms while at Hartt and I carry those experiences and connections with me still today.

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