Accredited by NASD, the Florida State University School of Dance upholds the scholarly rigor of a preeminent research institution while drawing upon its lineage of a conservatory model in dance training. The School delivers high quality technical training in both classical and contemporary techniques from a faculty that boasts extensive professional and academic expertise both nationally and internationally. Students have access to state of the art dance facilities with six studio spaces, a conditioning studio, costume shop, centers for music and technology, a black box theatre, as well as the fully equipped proscenium Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre which seats 380. Several concert series are presented annually including Days of Dance, Evening of Dance, and Master Thesis Projects affording students many performance and choreographic opportunities. The School of Dance is also the home of the internationally recognized dance research center the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC). FSU dance majors have the opportunity to observe and interact with professional artists while in residence at MANCC.