Music & Dance

Dance Degrees Offered

The Dance Program offers degree options for students individual physical needs, educational goals and career aspirations.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Dance offers students the ability to broaden the scope of their dance education beyond performance and technique.  For those students interested in continuing their dance training on a less intense course, we offer the Dance Minor. 

          Dance Major                                                                                           Dance Minor

 

B.A., Bachelor of Arts Degree

The B.A. in Dance offers students extensive training to develop and refine techniques in various idioms of dance.  Students develop their abilities through a wide range of courses combining practical and theoretical skills that emphasize critical thought and independence.  The department encourages collaboration across disciplines and provides opportunities to explore innovative areas in dance history, theory, dance & technology, choreography, pedagogy, anatomy and physiology, and production.  We highlight performance opportunities with world-renowned guest-artists, maintain currency in the dance community at large, and graduate informed members of the dance community.  Class sizes are small and offer each student individual attention from dance faculty.

 

In addition to University-wide requirements for all degree-seeking students, the following courses are required for a major/minor in dance:

Major (B.A. in Dance) Requirements: (47 hrs)
Ballet Technique - DAN 241 or 341 or 441- (8 hours)
Modern Technique - DAN 251 or 351 or 451- (8 hours)
Jazz Technique - DAN 281 or 381 or 481 - (2 hours)
Freshman Company - DAN 175 - (2 hours)
Dance Company - DAN 275 - (2 hours)
Choreography and Improvisation - DAN 211 - (3 hours)
Dance History Pre-1900 - DAN 245 - (3 hours)
Choreography and Production - DAN 311 - (3 hours)
Dance Costuming - DAN 333 - (2 hours)
Dance History Post-1900 - DAN 345 - (3 hours)
Dance Pedagogy - DAN 420 - (3 hours)
Senior Project - DAN 495 - (3 hours)
Dance Electives - (2 hours)
 
One Theory Course from the following (3 hours):
Site-Specific Dance - DAN 392 - (3 hours)
Dance Conditioning - DAN 393 - (3 hours)
Dance on Camera - DAN 394 - (3 hours)
 
Dance Minor Requirements: (23 hrs)
Ballet Technique - DAN 241 or 341 or 441- (4 hours)
Modern Technique - DAN 251 or 351 or 451- (4 hours)
Jazz Technique - DAN 281 or 381 or 481 - (2 hours)
Choreography and Improvisation - DAN 211 - (3 hours)
Dance History Pre-1900 - DAN 245 - (3 hours)
Dance History Post-1900 - DAN 345 - (3 hours)
Dance Electives - (4 hours)
Dance Electives can consist of any Dance (DAN) courses that do not count toward one of your major or minor requirements in Dance except DAN 200. For technique courses this would be any course taken beyond the required 8 credits.
 

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