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Bachelor of Arts in Dance

Requirements for a Major in Dance

Students in the dance major must complete a minimum of 47 credit hours in dance.

Dance Core

Students must complete 42 core credit hours as follows:

The preceding courses must be repeated for credit.

Dance Theory

Choose one course from the following (three credit hours):

Dance Electives

Students must complete two credit hours of electives:

  • Two credits can be taken as any currently listed dance course except DAN 200. For technique courses, this would be any course taken beyond the required eight credits.

Suggested General Education Courses

The following seven credit hours of general education courses are suggested:

Mid-program Review

  • At the end of the sophomore year, students enrolled in the dance major program will sign up for a Mid-program Review to determine if they can proceed to upper-division courses. The Mid-program Review is reviewed and adjudicated by the dance faculty.
  • The following courses must be successfully completed by the end of the semester the student completes the Mid-program Review: two semesters in ballet (DAN 241, DAN 341, or DAN 441); two semesters in modern dance (DAN 251, DAN 351, or DAN 451); DAN 175, DAN 275, DAN 211, and DAN 245.

Suggested Order of Coursework

Year One

Total: 30 credits

Year Two

Total: 30 credits

Year Three

Total: 30 credits

Year Four

Total: 29 credits

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