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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


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 (42 credit hours)

The preceding courses must be repeated for credit.

Dance Theory (one course from the following; three credit hours)

Dance Electives (2 credit hours)

  • 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 (7 credit hours)

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 for a Major in Dance

First Year

Total: 31

Second Year

Total: 30

Third Year

Total: 31

Fourth Year

Total: 29

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