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. ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition, Area II Mathematics, Core Courses and Dance Concentration Courses require a grade of C- or better. The College of Education requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 for graduation.

Degree Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Area I English and Communication Arts
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
Choose one of the following3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Choose one of the following3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Area II Mathematics
Choose one of the following3
College Algebra3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
Trigonometry and Precalculus4
Mathematics Appreciation3
Area III Laboratory Sciences
Choose two of the following8
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Introductory Environmental Science4
The Great Ideas of Physics4
Introduction to Acoustics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
Area IV Social/Behavioral Sciences
Choose two of the following6
Human Growth and Behavior3
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to World Cultures3
Introduction to Anthropology3
Introduction to Language and Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
American Political Issues3
Personal Health and Wellness3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introductory Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Introduction to Women s Studies3
Area V Humanities and Fine Arts
DANC 101GDance Appreciation3
Choose two of the following6
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
The World of Theatre3
Viewing the Wider World (6 credits from two different colleges; DANC 451V and HON 347V cannot be taken for VWW)6
Dance Core Courses
Select 9 credits of technique classes outside the area of concentration9
Select 17 credits from the following:17
Master Works
Dance Pedagogy: Educational Theory
Dance Production I
Dance Studio Management
Improvisation I
Dance Production II
World Dance3
Senior Culminating Experience1-6
Anatomy & Physiology I3
Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
Concentration Courses (see required courses below)52
Total Credits120

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