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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts in Dance

MAJOR: Dance

Core Courses

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

9 credits of technique classes outside their area of concentration.

9 credits of technique classes outside their area of concentration

9 cr.

17 credits in the following courses:

DANC 151Master Works

1 cr.

DANC 200Dance Pedagogy: Educational Theory

1 cr.

DANC 203Dance Production I

1 cr.

DANC 275Dance Studio Management

3 cr.

DANC 280Improvisation I

1 cr.

DANC 303Dance Production II

1 cr.

DANC 451VWorld Dance

3 cr.

DANC 465Senior Culminating Experience

1-6 cr.

SP M 271Anatomy & Physiology I

3 cr.

SP M 271 LAnatomy and Physiology Laboratory

1 cr.

Dance Concentrations

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.

52 credits from the following courses

DANC 127Tap Dance I

1 cr.

DANC 202Dance Ensemble

1 cr.

DANC 205Contemporary Dance Ensemble I

1 cr.

DANC 223Ballet Technique II

2 cr.

DANC 224Jazz Technique II

2 cr.

DANC 226Modern Dance Technique II

2 cr.

DANC 227Tap Dance II

1 cr.

DANC 289Principles of Choreography I

2 cr.

DANC 300Dance Pedagogy: Creative Movement

3 cr.

DANC 305Contemporary Dance Ensemble II

1 cr.

DANC 323Ballet Technique III

3 cr.

DANC 324Jazz Technique III

3 cr.

DANC 326Modern Dance III

3 cr.

DANC 365Dance Pedagogy: Dance in Education

2 cr.

DANC 380Improvisation II

1 cr.

DANC 389Principles of Choreography II

2 cr.

DANC 413Dance Practicum II

1 cr.

DANC 423Ballet Technique IV

3 cr.

DANC 424Jazz Dance Technique IV

3 cr.

DANC 426Modern Dance Technique IV

3 cr.

DANC 466Dance Pedagogy: Dance Technique

3 cr.

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.

52 credits from the following courses

DANC 204Dance Sport I

1 cr.

DANC 209Argentine Tango II

1 cr.

DANC 218West Coast Swing II

2 cr.

DANC 221Country Western Dance

2 cr.

DANC 222Bronze American Rhythm

2 cr. (1+2P)

DANC 225Bronze American Smooth

2 cr. (1+2P)

DANC 232Bronze International Latin

2 cr.

DANC 235Bronze International Standard

2 cr.

DANC 269DanceSport Choreography I

2 cr.

DANC 304Dance Sport II

1 cr.

DANC 322Silver American Rhythm

3 cr. (2+2P)

DANC 325Silver American Smooth

3 cr. (2+2P)

DANC 332Silver International Latin

3 cr.

DANC 335Silver International Standard

3 cr.

DANC 342DanceSport Pedagogy: Rhythm

3 cr.

DANC 345DanceSport Pedagogy: Smooth

3 cr.

DANC 369DanceSport Choreography II

2 cr.

DANC 412DanceSport Practicum

1 cr.

DANC 422Gold American Rhythm

3 cr. (2+2P)

DANC 425Gold American Smooth

3 cr. (2+2P)

DANC 432Gold International Latin

3 cr.

DANC 435Gold International Standard

3 cr.

DANC 442DanceSport Pedagogy: Latin

3 cr.

DANC 445DanceSport Pedagogoy: Standard

3 cr.

DANC 447DanceSport Certification Preparation

3 cr.

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.

52 credits from the following courses

DANC 206Spanish Dance Ensembles I

1 cr.

DANC 210Classical Spanish II

2 cr. (1+3P)

DANC 223Ballet Technique II

2 cr.

DANC 226Modern Dance Technique II

2 cr.

DANC 229Flamenco II

2 cr.

DANC 279Flamenco Choreography I

2 cr.

DANC 301Flamenco Pedagogy I

3 cr.

DANC 306Spanish Dance Ensemble II

1 cr.

DANC 310Classical Spanish Dance III

3 cr.

DANC 329Flamenco III

3 cr.

DANC 339Flamenco Structure and Improvisation

3 cr.

DANC 379Flamenco Choreography II

2 cr.

DANC 401Flamenco Pedagogy II

3 cr.

DANC 411Flamenco Practicum

1 cr.

DANC 462Flamenco Dance History

3 cr.