The Academic Directory (DA) of the UFBA School of Dance is composed of students from the unit and is configured as an instance of student representation able to represent the interests and express the demands of the students. The DA has the competences to gather and defend the interests and aspirations of the student community, promoting, supporting and developing activities of a scientific, pedagogical, artistic and cultural nature, as well as promoting the exchange between the student community and bodies of art and cultural entities general.
It is the exclusive competence of student persons to define the forms and criteria for the organization and functioning of student representation bodies, under the terms of statutes prepared and approved exclusively by students, and in accordance with the current law. It should be noted that in the history of the first Higher School of Dance in Brazil, student movements, even if not formalized, have always existed and continue to move this unit of the UFBA family.
Among the main attributions and competences of the D.A., the following can be highlighted: participation in the deliberations of collegiate bodies - Congregation, Department, Collegiate and Assemblies - as a student representation, with a seat provided for in the Rules of the Dance School; and communication with the Central Directory of Students - DCE, an official entity representing the UFBA student body. These actions are of paramount importance, as it is from them that student aspirations are taken to the academic community. This participation is also configured as a fundamental right of the student, which is reflected in a two-way benefit, since, at the same time that it allows the effective participation of the student in the debate, it creates space for the School to establish an effective dialogue, in the sense of discuss the contributions and demands of students in the construction of educational policies.
Free student organization is a fundamental prerequisite for the implementation of the constitutional principle of democratic management of public education and, in addition, it is fundamental for the development of citizen awareness and the renewal and improvement of ideas in the educational field.
In this sense, the D.A. composes the academic collective as an important student institutional representation. They are spokespersons for the desire for a large community that grows more and more each day, bringing together people from other states and countries. Therefore, students must know this representativeness space and have a meaningful and active participation during their academic academic journey.