Dance - Bachelor of Arts in Dance

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Dance provides three concentration areas in which to pursue a dance degree. Undergraduate students can choose to focus their studies in Contemporary Dance, DanceSport or Spanish Dance. All students are required to take core dance courses as well as courses from their concentration area. This provides a variety of cross training that will benefit all dancers to be well rounded professional dancers, competitors and teachers. The B.A. also provides students with an appropriate background for the pursuit of advanced degrees in teaching, performance, choreography and other related fields.

Core Courses

All dance majors are required to take the following 26 credits from the core dance courses:

Core Courses
Select 9 credits of technique classes outside the area of concentration9
Select 17 credits from the following:17
Master Works1
Dance Pedagogy: Educational Theory1
Dance Production I1
Dance Studio Management3
Improvisation I1
Dance Production II1
World Dance3
Senior Culminating Experience1-6
Anatomy & Physiology I3
Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
Total Credits26

Concentration: Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance is the study of ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance.  Students are trained in dance technique, dance education (teaching) and dance production. This concentration prepares dancers for a professional performance and/or teaching career.

Requirements
Select 52 credits from the following:52
Tap Dance I1
Dance Ensemble1
Contemporary Dance Ensemble I1
Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance2
Ballet Technique II2
Jazz Technique II2
Modern Dance Technique II2
Tap Dance II1
Principles of Choreography I2
Dance Pedagogy: Creative Movement3
Contemporary Dance Ensemble II1
Ballet Technique III3
Jazz Technique III3
Modern Dance III3
Dance Pedagogy: Dance in Education2
Improvisation II1
Principles of Choreography II2
Dance Practicum II1
Ballet Technique IV3
Jazz Dance Technique IV3
Modern Dance Technique IV3
Dance Pedagogy: Dance Technique3
Total Credits52

Concentration: DanceSport

DanceSport is the study of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Night Club dance.  Students are trained in dance technique, dance education (teaching) and dance production. This concentration prepares dancers for a professional performance, competition and/or teaching career.

Requirements
Select 52 credits from the following:52
Dance Sport I1
Argentine Tango II1
West Coast Swing II2
Country Western Dance2
Bronze American Rhythm2
Bronze American Smooth2
Bronze International Latin2
Bronze International Standard2
DanceSport Choreography I2
Dance Sport II1
Silver American Rhythm3
Silver American Smooth3
Silver International Latin3
Silver International Standard3
DanceSport Pedagogy: Rhythm3
DanceSport Pedagogy: Smooth3
DanceSport Choreography II2
DanceSport Practicum1
Gold American Rhythm3
Gold American Smooth3
Gold International Latin3
Gold International Standard3
DanceSport Pedagogy: Latin3
DanceSport Pedagogoy: Standard3
DanceSport Certification Preparation3
Total Credits52

Concentration: Spanish Dance

Spanish Dance is the study of Flamenco and Classical Spanish dance.  Students are trained in dance technique, dance education (teaching) and dance production. This concentration prepares dancers for a professional performance and/or teaching career.

Requirements
Select 52 credits from the following:52
Spanish Dance Ensembles I1
Classical Spanish II2
Ballet Technique II2
Modern Dance Technique II2
Flamenco II2
Flamenco Choreography I2
Flamenco Pedagogy I3
Spanish Dance Ensemble II1
Classical Spanish Dance III3
Flamenco III3
Flamenco Structure and Improvisation3
Flamenco Choreography II2
Flamenco Pedagogy II3
Flamenco Practicum1
Flamenco Dance History3
Total Credits52