The curriculum of the Dance Department is designed to be a basis for graduate study or careers in the areas of choreography, performance, teaching, dance administration and movement science. Students can choose to major or minor in Dance.
The disciplinary dance major focuses on performance and choreography. The three interdisciplinary dance majors have areas of concentration in dance education, movement studies and theory and performance, depending on the courses selected.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISCIPLINARY MAJOR (B.A.) in Performance & Choreography
disciplinary, 12 courses
DAN 200 or DAN 250; DAN 225; DAN 300; DAN 325 or DAN 305; DAN 210 or 212; DAN 460; two full-credit dance technique (DAN) courses at the intermediate or advanced level; a dance ensemble course (DAN 140); and three dance electives in consultation with the adviser, two of which must be at the 200-level or higher.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR (B.A.) TRACKS:
interdisciplinary, 12 courses
Major in DANCE EDUCATION
Two courses from among DAN 225, DAN 305, and DAN 325; either DAN 200, DAN 250, or DAN 300; either DAN 210, 212, or 214; Dance Education Seminar DAN 432; Capstone DAN 460; two full-credit dance technique (DAN) courses at the intermediate or advanced level; one dance elective (not 900 series); and three electives drawn from Arts Education, Education, and/or Psychology approved by the major adviser.
Major in Dance: THEORY AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES
DAN 140; Dance History DAN 210, or 212, or 214; Movement Studies DAN 225, DAN 305, or DAN 325; two full-credit dance technique (DAN) courses at the intermediate or advanced level; two DAN electives at the 200-level or higher; Capstone DAN 460; and four courses outside the Department chosen in consultation with the adviser.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
disciplinary, 7 courses
DAN 210, 212 or 214; either DAN 200, 250 or 300; either DAN 225, 305 or 325; two full-credit (DAN) dance technique courses at the intermediate or advanced level; and two DAN electives (not technique) with at least one elective at the 200-level or higher.