Music & Dance

Dance Major/Minor requirements

GVSU Dance Program

Overview of Major/Minor Requirements

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

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Major (B.A. in Dance) Requirements: (47 hrs)
Ballet Technique - DAN 241/441- (8 hours)
Modern Technique - DAN 251/451- (8 hours)
Jazz Technique - DAN 281 - (2 hours)
Performance Ensembles - DAN 179/150 - (4 hours)
Dance History - DAN 345 - (3 hours)
Music for Dance - DAN 279 - (2 hours)
Improvisation and Choreography - DAN 311 - (3 hours)
Stagecraft and Production - CTH 261 - (3 hours)
Senior Project - DAN 495 - (3 hours)
Dance Electives - (11 hours)

Dance Minor Requirements: (23 hrs)
Ballet Technique - DAN 241/441- (4 hours)
Modern Technique - DAN 251/451- (4 hours)
Jazz Technique - DAN 281 - (2 hours)
Dance History - DAN 345 - (3 hours)
Dance Electives - (10 hours)

Dance Electives can consist of any Dance (DAN) courses that do not count toward one of your major or minor requirements in Dance.  This may include:

  • additional hrs of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Technique (DAN 241/441, 251/451, 281/481)
  • additional hrs of Dance Ensemble (DAN 179)
  • Pointe or  Men's Technique (DAN 262 or 271)
  • Ballet Partnering (DAN 231)
  • Introduction to Dance (DAN 200 - also counts as Gen. Ed. requirement)
  • Stage Movement (DAN 170)
  • additional hrs of Dance Practicum (DAN 150) and any other Dance (DAN) courses offered which are not required by the major or minor.

For a list of Dance courses offered, refer to the GVSU catalog.

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