May 27, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Dance, B.A.



Minimum hours required for the major: 67

Choice of two curricular tracks:

  • Creative Process and Performance
  • Dance in Community

Dance majors engage in high quality training in contemporary dance forms, with additional dance styles and somatic techniques as complements to their technical development. Coursework in the history and aesthetics of dance taught from a global perspective provide them with a more expansive understanding of their art. Additional experiences with creative process work, pedagogy, and community dance training, as well as performance opportunities in a variety of venues, connect students to the larger communities in which their art is made.

Major Field Requirements


The Dance major consists of the successful completion of 67 credit hours, several of which also fulfill the University General Education Requirements. The required courses are distributed as follows:

Core Courses (23 credits)


Required for both Creative Process and Performance Track and Dance in Community Track

Notes:


  • DAN 211  fulfills the WAC in major requirement
  • DAN 493  fulfills the Capstone requirement

Creative Process and Performance Track


Technique Courses (28 credits)


Contemporary Modern Technique Courses (16 credits)

Students must complete a minimum of 4 credits of level IV (DAN 460 ) Contemporary Modern Dance competency.

The additional 12 credits can be made up of any combination of the following:

Ballet Technique Courses (8 credits)

Students must complete a minimum of 4 credits of level III (DAN 370 ) or level IV (DAN 470 ) Ballet competency.

The additional 4 credits required can be made up of any combination of the following:

Additional Required Courses (16 credits)


Dance in Community Track


Technique Courses (20 credits)


Contemporary Modern Technique Courses (10 credits)

Students must complete a minimum of 4 credits of level III (DAN 360 ) or level IV (DAN 460 ) Contemporary Modern Dance competency.

The additional 6 credits can be made up of any combination of the following:

Ballet Technique Courses (4 credits)

4 credits can be made up of any combination of the following:

Additional Required Courses (24 credits)


Additional DAN Courses (6 credits)

Multidisciplinary Courses (18 credits)

Choice of 6 courses, totaling a minimum of 18 credit hours, will serve students' identified interests across additional disciplines.

Note about repeating DAN courses:


Many of the DAN technique courses can be repeated for credit. Please see the course catalog for more information on credit limits of specific courses.

Students can earn a maximum of 12 credits in DAN 300.

  • 8 credits are required for the Creative Process and Performance track
  • 4 credits are required for the Dance in Community track

Additional credits earned in DAN courses will count toward total credits and/or upper-division credits required for the baccalaureate degree, but will not be applied to the 67 hours required for the major.