Academics

Total Dance Major Semester Hours: 46 minimum

Total University Core / General Education Semester Hours: 48

 

I. Lower Division Requirements

Must take each class, semester hours will vary per student.

Course NumberCourse NameSemester Hours
DANC 100 Orientation to Dance 1
DANC 101 Principles of Movement 0-1
DANC 160 Fundamentals of Dance Composition I 3
DANC 161 Fundamentals of Dance Composition II 3
DANC 183 Stagecraft for Dancers 1
DANC 260 Laban Movement Analysis 3
DANC 262 Dance Styles and Forms 3
DANC 281 History of Dance Theatre 3

II. Upper Division Requirements

Must take each class, semester hours will vary per student.

Course NumberCourse NameSemester Hours
DANC 377 Dance Production 0-1
DANC 378 Service Project 0-1
DANC 380 Music for Dance 3
DANC 381 To Dance is Human (also meets Core AMCS Req.) 3
DANC 388 Careers in Dance 1-2
DANC 460 Dance Theory and Criticism (may take PHIL 352: Phil. Of Art) 3
DANC 461 Senior Thesis: Project 3
DANC 480 Kinesiology for Dancers I 3
DANC 481 Kinesiology for Dancers II 3
DANC 484 Principles of Teaching 3

III. Student Dance Technique

Studio Dance Technique courses are offered for 0-2 semester hours. Students select the amount of credit they wish for each course. The REQUIREMENT is taking the taking of the course and completing the coursework with a grade of C or better. Variable semester hours allows a student the option to take an increased load of studio dance technique. This can be thoroughly explained by an advisor.

Dance Majors may elect additional modern dance, ballet, jazz dance, tap, and hip hop courses each term.

 

Modern Dance

8 total courses. Must be taken every semester at level of skill.

Course NumberCourse NameSemester Hours
DANC 102 Modern Dance I 0-2
DANC 202 Modern Dance II 0-2
DANC 302 Modern Dance III 0-2
DANC 402 Modern Dance IV 0-2
DANC 404 Modern Dance V 0-2

Ballet

8 total courses. Must be taken every semester at level of skill.

Course NumberCourse NameSemester Hours
DANC 120 Ballet I 0-2
DANC 220 Ballet II 0-2
DANC 320 Ballet III 0-2
DANC 420 Ballet IV 0-2
DANC 421 Pointe and Variations 0-1
DANC 423 Ballet V 0-2
DANC 424 Ballet VI 0-2

Jazz Dance

1 semester. Must take at least one semester at skill level.

Course NumberCourse NameSemester Hours
DANC 142 Jazz Dance I 0-2
DANC 242 Jazz Dance II 0-2
DANC 342 Jazz Danc III 0-2
DANC 345 Jazz Dance IV 0-2
DANC 445 Jazz Dance V 0-2
DANC 446 Jazz Dance VI 0-2

Tap Dance

Course NumberCourse NameSemester Hours
DANC 144 Tap Dance I 0-2
DANC 244 Tap Dance II 0-2
DANC 344 Tap Dance III 0-2
DANC 444 Tap Dance IV 0-2

Hip Hop Dance

Course NumberCourse NameSemester Hours
DANC 347 Intermediate Hip Hop 0-2
DANC 498 Advanced Hip Hop 0-2

IV. World Dance

Must take 2 semesters of World Dance, and the class may be repeated.

Course NumberCourse NameSemester Hours
DANC 371 Martial Arts (Eg. Aikido, Tae Kwon Do) 0-2
DANC 374 Yoga I 0-2
DANC 375 Yoga II 0-2
DANC 376 Yoga for Dancers 0-2
DANC 390 Dance of Greece 0-2
DANC 394 Dunham Technique Dance 0-2
DANC 397 World Dance 0-2

Cultural dance rotates each semester. (Eg. Flamenco, Dance of Hawaii, Irish Dance, Dance of West Africa)