The Dance Preparatory Department of The Fairmont State Academy for the Arts strives to allow students experience and practice in the art of dance.  Dancers will learn technique, rhythm, self-expression, coordination, creativity, grace, confidence, cooperation, musicality, and appreciation for the movement, music, and choreography.  Students will be fostered and encouraged based on the national dance standards for their age and ability level.

Dance Preparatory Registration Form

Academy Instructor Information

Course Schedule

Contact Information

Leigh Anne Bolyard
FSU Music Preparatory Department
School of Fine Arts
Wallman Hall 316B
Phone : 304.333.3655


FSUNow Stories

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Department of Art attended the West Virginia Art Education Association conference in Morgantown in October. Faculty members Jeff Greenham and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune staffed a mobile vendor cart and student Ty Collins presented a painting session. Yerdon LeJeune presented shaped canvas and silk screen printing sessions. At the awards dinner, Kylie Ford won the WVAEA Student Achievement in Art Education Award and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune won the WVAEA Art Educator of the Year Award.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Students from Fairmont State University’s “The Art of Storytelling” course have the opportunity to present storytelling programming for the community.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary “Miss Representation” addresses how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

A local screening of “Miss Representation” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the Fairmont State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public. After the screening will be a faculty panel discussion led by Dr. Francene Kirk, Abelina Suarez Professor of Communication and Theatre.

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