Breaking Ground through Movement
This fall, Boston Conservatory at Berklee kicked off its groundbreaking commercial dance program, the first and only three-year B.F.A. program offered at the conservatory level that is focused on dance performance and creation for commercial industries, including film, television, theater, arena concerts, music videos, and more. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at some of the classes in the program—taught by leaders in the commercial dance industry.
In Heels Dance, students learn how to walk, balance, retain choreography, and gain confidence, all while exploring personal poise and power. The course covers both historical and current trends associated with heels performance in popular culture.
In Anthony Burrell’s Pop Diva Dance Repertory course, students learn dance repertoire of pop music divas such as Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and Rihanna—with whom Burrell has worked directly— and the variety of styles and techniques of tour repertory.