BA Program

Dance Major - Bachelor of Arts (DACJ) (53 hours)

During the second year of enrollment in the program, the student will be evaluated by the dance faculty regarding his/her progress in the program. The student is required to schedule an appointment with the assigned dance faculty member to receive the faculty feedback.

By the senior year, the student must design and propose a capstone project that will further develop the focus area. The student must submit the proposal to his/her faculty committee by the end of the third week of the semester of enrollment in DANC 4700. The capstone proposal must be approved by the student’s faculty committee by the end of the 4th week of the semester of enrollment in DANC 4700.

A grade of “C” or better is mandatory in all required courses. 

General Education Requirement

The student enrolled in the B.A. in Dance must complete all General Education requirements as described in this catalog. DANC 1960: Conditioning for Dancers, in combination with DANC 2950: Introduction to Dance Science and Kinesiology, meets the Area VIII, Health and Well-being General Education requirement for dance majors.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Dance major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing DANC 3450: Twentieth Century American Dance. 

Liberal Arts Requirements

In addition to the minimum University General Education Proficiency and Distribution requirements, the student enrolled in the B.A. in dance must take 30 credit hours of liberal arts courses. One course each must be selected from approved General Education courses in Art, Music, and Theatre. The remaining credit hours may be chosen from any course approved for General Education, may include a minor or major in a liberal arts area, or may include an additional major. Any other courses must have specific approval of the dance academic advisor in order to satisfy the Liberal Arts requirement.

Required Courses in Technique and Performance (19 hours)

Course Descriptions

Projected Course Offerings

Technique Course

B.A. students must enroll in at least one major technique course for regular credit each semester.

  • DANC 1100 - Ballet Technique I Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 1200 - Jazz Technique I Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 1300 - Modern Technique I Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 2100 - Ballet Technique II Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 2200 - Jazz Technique II Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 2300 - Modern Technique II Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 3100 - Ballet Technique III Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 3200 - Jazz Technique III Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 3300 - Modern Technique III Credits: 2 hours

Electives

During his/her program, the student must elect at least one course in each of the following areas: ballet technique, jazz technique, modern technique, and performance. Performance course options include:

  • DANC 4600 - Performance Credits: 1 to 6 hours
  • DANC 4650 - Dance Ensemble Credits: 1 to 3 hours

The student must complete one semester of:

  • DANC 1000 - First Year Performance Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 1210 - Roots of Jazz Credits: 2 hours

The student must complete one semester of one of the following:

  • DANC 3100 - Ballet Technique III Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 3200 - Jazz Technique III Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 3300 - Modern Technique III Credits: 2 hours

The following courses may be used to complete the 19-hour Technique/Performance requirement

  • DANC 1250 - Special Studies in Introductory Dance Technique Credits: 1 to 6 hours
  • DANC 2250 - Special Studies in Intermediate Dance Technique Credits: 1 to 6 hours
  • DANC 4100 - Supplemental Ballet Technique Credits: 1 hour
  • DANC 4200 - Supplemental Jazz Technique Credits: 1 hour
  • DANC 4250 - Advanced Technique Credits: 1 to 6 hours
  • DANC 4300 - Supplemental Modern Technique Credits: 1 hour

Required Courses in Dance Studies (Choreography and Theory)

(34 hours)

Choreography (6 hours)

  • DANC 1800 - The Creative Choreographer Credits: 3 hours
  • DANC 2800 - Choreographing for a New Millennium Credits: 3 hours

History (6 hours)

  • DANC 2450 - Ballet History Credits: 3 hours
  • DANC 3450 - Twentieth Century American Dance Credits: 3 hours

Music (4 hours)

  • DANC 1850 - Music Fundamentals for Dancers Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 2850 - Musical Style and Form for Dancers Credits: 2 hours

Production (2 hours)

  • DANC 3890 - Lighting and Staging for Dance Credits: 2 hours

Dance Science/Analysis (6 hours)

  • DANC 1950 - Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals(SM) Credits: 1 hour
  • DANC 1960 - Conditioning for Dancers Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 2950 - Introduction to Dance Science and Kinesiology Credits: 3 hours

Pedagogy (2 hours)

  • DANC 4400 - Teaching Dance Technique Credits: 2 hours

Theory Electives (5 hours)

Select hours from:

  • DANC 2960 - Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis Credits: 2 hours
  • DANC 3250 - Special Studies in Dance Theory Credits: 1 to 6 hours
  • DANC 3800 - The Choreographer in the Community Credits: 3 hours
  • DANC 4000 - Practicum Credits: 1 to 4 hours
  • DANC 4890 - Dance Management Credits: 2 hours

Capstone Experience (3 hours)

  • DANC 4450 - Senior Seminar Credits: 1 hour
  • DANC 4700 - Senior Capstone Project Credits: 2 hours

 

Course Descriptions

Projected Course Offerings