Dance (DanceSport) - Bachelor of Arts in Dance

Students must complete all University degree requirements including General Education and Viewing a Wider World coursework. All students are required to take Dance Core Courses (which include, but are limited to, classes from all dance concentrations) and courses from their concentration area. Cross training develops dancers who are well rounded professionals, competitors, and teachers. The B.A. prepares students for a professional performance and/or teaching career, as well as the appropriate background to pursue advanced degrees in teaching, performance, choreography and other related fields. Grades of C- or better are required in Area 1: ENGL 1110G Composition I; Area II: Mathematics; as well as Dance Core Courses and Dance Concentration Courses.  The College of Education requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 for graduation. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 3000 (300) or above.

DanceSport or Ballroom Dance is the study of partner dancing in four different styles: Social or American Rhythm and Smooth and International Latin American and Standard Ballroom. This includes social dances such as Night Club, Two-Step, Salsa, Swing, Argentine Tango and more. This concentration trains students in dance techniques for careers in dance education (teaching), dance production and professional performance and competition.

The DanceSport concentration consists of 102 credits earned through General Education, VWW, Dance Core, Dance Technique in addition to 18 credits of Electives totaling a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Student can take any general education course under each area as listed in the undergraduate course catalog. Courses that are required are listed here.
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1
Composition I4
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1,23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences 110-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits)
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits)
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 or 4 credits)
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts3
Dance Appreciation (Required)3
General Education Elective (Must have a "G" distinction) 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental Requirements
Dance Requirements
All dance majors regardless of concentration are required to take the following courses
DANC 1130Ballet I1-2
or DANC 2130 Ballet II
DANC 1140Flamenco I1-2
or DANC 2140 Flamenco II
DANC 1150Modern Dance I1-2
or DANC 2150 Modern Dance II
DANC 2142Classical Spanish II2
DANC 2265Principles of Choreography I3
DANC 2270Improvisation I2
DANC 3110DanceSport Pedagogy: Smooth3
DANC 3175Dance Studio Management3
DANC 3510VWorld Dance3
or HNRS 347V World Dance
DANC 4710Senior Culminating Experience (must be taken twice)4
SPMD 2210Anatomy and Physiology I3
SPMD 2210LAnatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
SPMD 3250Introduction to Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics3
Choose two from the following:4
Bronze American Rhythm2
Bronze American Smooth2
Bronze International Latin2
Bronze International Standard2
Choose one from the following:2-3
Running Crew I2
Lighting Design3
Choose 18 credits from the following DanceSport Technique courses:18
Dance Sport I1
Bronze American Rhythm2
Bronze American Smooth2
Bronze International Latin2
Bronze International Standard2
DanceSport Pedagogy: Smooth3
Dance Sport II1
Silver American Rhythm3
Silver American Smooth3
Silver International Latin3
Silver International Standard3
Gold American Rhythm3
Gold American Smooth3
Gold International Latin3
Gold International Standard3
DanceSport Certification Preparation3
DANC Elective Course(s)3-10
Electives, to bring the total credits to minimum of 120 418
Students can declare a minor from another department to fulfill the elective requirement or take additional DANC courses 5
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students- Even Start Year

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
Area II: Mathematics Course 2 3-4
Area III: Laboratory Science 2 4
DANC 2311 Bronze American Smooth 2
DANC 2320 Bronze International Latin 2
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
DANC 1110G Dance Appreciation 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3
DANC 2310 Bronze American Rhythm 2
DANC 2321 Bronze International Standard 2
Choose one from the following: 2-3
Running Crew I  
Lighting Design  
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Semester 1
SPMD 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
English Composition - Level 2 Course 2 3
DANC 2270 Improvisation I 2
DANC 1140
Flamenco I
or Flamenco II
1-2
DanceSport Techniques Course(s) 3 3
Minor or Elective Course 5 3
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
SPMD 2210L Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1
Oral Communication Course 2 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
DANC 1130
Ballet I
or Ballet II
1-2
DanceSport Techniques - Upper Division Course 3 3
General Education Elective Course 2 3-4
DANC Elective Course 1
 Credits15-17
Third Year
Semester 1
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Either an Area III: Laboratory Science or Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Course 2 3-4
DANC 2265 Principles of Choreography I 3
DANC 2142 Classical Spanish II 2
DANC Elective Course 1
DanceSport Techniques Course 3 3
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
SPMD 3250 Introduction to Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics 3
DANC 3510V
World Dance
or World Dance
3
DANC 3175 Dance Studio Management 3
DANC 1150
Modern Dance I
or Modern Dance II
1-2
DanceSport Techniques Course(s) 3 3
Minor or Elective Course(s) 5 2
 Credits15-16
Fourth Year
Semester 1
DanceSport Techniques Course 3 2
DANC 3110 DanceSport Pedagogy: Smooth 3
DANC 4710 Senior Culminating Experience 2
Minor or Elective Course(s) 5 6
DANC Elective 2
 Credits15
Semester 2
DANC 4710 Senior Culminating Experience 2
Minor or Elective Course(s) 5 7
DANC Electives 6
 Credits15
 Total Credits120-127

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students - Odd Start Year

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
Area II: Mathematics Course 2 3-4
Area III: Laboratory Science 2 4
DANC 2311 Bronze American Smooth 2
DANC 2320 Bronze International Latin 2
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
DANC 1110G Dance Appreciation 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3
DANC 2310 Bronze American Rhythm 2
DANC 2321 Bronze International Standard 2
Choose one from the following: 2-3
Running Crew I  
Lighting Design  
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Semester 1
SPMD 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
English Composition - Level 2 Course 2 3
DANC 2265 Principles of Choreography I 3
DANC 1140
Flamenco I
or Flamenco II
1-2
DanceSport Techniques Course(s) 3 3
Minor or Elective Course 5 2
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
SPMD 2210L Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1
Oral Communication Course 2 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
DANC 1130
Ballet I
or Ballet II
1-2
DanceSport Techniques - Upper Division Course 3 3
General Education Elective Course 2 3-4
DANC Elective Course 1
 Credits15-17
Third Year
Semester 1
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Either an Area III: Laboratory Science or Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Course 2 3-4
DANC 2270 Improvisation I 2
DANC 3110 DanceSport Pedagogy: Smooth 3
DanceSport Techniques Course 3 3
DANC Elective 1
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
SPMD 3250 Introduction to Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics 3
DANC 3510V
World Dance
or World Dance
3
DANC 2142 Classical Spanish II 2
DANC 1150
Modern Dance I
or Modern Dance II
1-2
DanceSport Techniques Course(s) 3 3
Minor or Elective Course(s) 5 3
 Credits15-16
Fourth Year
Semester 1
DanceSport Techniques Course 3 2
DANC 4710 Senior Culminating Experience 2
DANC Elective 2
Minor or Elective Course(s) 5 9
 Credits15
Semester 2
DANC 3175 Dance Studio Management (Spring Odd Year) 3
DANC 4710 Senior Culminating Experience 2
DANC Electives 6
Minor or Elective Course(s) 5 4
 Credits15
 Total Credits120-127