Dance, B.A. (42 Credit Major)

The Major in Dance is intended for students interested in preparing themselves for careers as dance artists, dance educators, or dance therapists, as well as for those who intend to pursue graduate study. The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

Credits (42)

17 required core credits:

Credits
DNC 220Movement for Actors and Dancers

3

THE 235Stagecraft

3

DNC 230Somatics I

2

DNC 345Choreography and Improvisation

3

DNC 420Dance History

3

DNC 445Advanced Student Performance Workshop

1 (may be repeated for up to 3 credits)

DNC 451Choreographic Workshop II

2

3 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 252World Dance Principles

3

DNC 321Dance for Musical Theatre

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits).

DNC 3210Hip Hop

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits).

DNC 352World Dance

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits).

9 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 211Modern Dance Principles I

3

DNC 212Modern Dance Principles II

3

DNC 311Intermediate Modern Dance

3

DNC 411Advanced Modern Dance

3

2 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 304Technique Workshop: Ballet

1

DNC 362Technique Workshop: World

1

DNC 412Technique Workshop: Modern

1

DNC 421Technique Workshop: Dance for Musical Theatre

1 (may be repeated for up to 2 credits)

DNC 4210Technique Workshop: Hip Hop

1 credit (may be repeated for up to 2 credits)

6 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 201Ballet Principles I

2

DNC 202Ballet Principles II

2

DNC 302Intermediate Ballet

2 credits (may be repeated for up to 4 credits).

DNC 303Ballet Principles III

2

2 credits selected from:

Credits
THE 201Theatre Workshop: Scenery/Properties

1

THE 202Theatre Workshop: Costume/Wardrobe

1

THE 203Theatre Workshop: Lighting/Sound

1

THE 204Theatre Workshop: Stage Management

1

DNC 209Dance Workshop

1

3 elective credits selected in consultation with a Dance faculty from:

Credits
DNC 200-, 300-, or 400-level DNC

THE 348Performing Arts Management

3

DNC 485Dance Honors

3

DNC 485: To graduate with Departmental Honors, Dance students must select DNC 485: Dance Honors as their elective. To enroll in DNC 485, students must have a 3.5 GPA in the Major and receive Departmental Permission.

Note: It is recommended that students take DNC 235: Dance Perspectives to fulfill a General Education Requirement.