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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance Major - Bachelor of Arts (DACJ) (53 hours)

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During the second year of enrollment in the program, the student will be evaluated by the dance faculty regarding his/her progress in the program. The student is required to schedule an appointment with the assigned dance faculty member to receive the faculty feedback.

By the beginning of the junior year, the B.A. student is expected to declare an area of focus in dance electives, including choreography and theory courses. By the end of the junior year, the student must design and propose a practicum project as a capstone experience which will further develop the focus area. The practicum proposal must be approved by a member of the dance faculty, who agrees to supervise the practicum experience, prior to the student’s enrollment in DANC 4700 in the senior year.

A grade of “C” or better is mandatory in all required courses. 

General Education Requirement


The student enrolled in the B.A. in Dance must complete all General Education requirements as described in this catalog. DANC 1960: Conditioning for Dancers, in combination with DANC 2950: Introduction to Dance Science and Kinesiology, meets the Area VIII, Health and Well-being General Education requirement for dance majors.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Dance major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing DANC 3450: Twentieth Century American Dance. 

Liberal Arts Requirements


In addition to the minimum University General Education Proficiency and Distribution requirements, the student enrolled in the B.A. in dance must take 30 credit hours of liberal arts courses. One course each must be selected from approved General Education courses in Art, Music, and Theatre. The remaining credit hours may be chosen from any course approved for General Education, or may include a minor in a liberal arts area. Any other courses must have specific approval of the dance academic advisor in order to satisfy the Liberal Arts requirement.

Required Courses in Technique and Performance (18 hours)

Technique Course

B.A. students must enroll in at least one major technique course for credit each semester.


During his/her program, the student must elect at least one course in each of the following areas: ballet technique, jazz technique, modern technique, and performance.

One semester of:

The student must complete one semester of:

One semester of one of the following:

The student must complete at least one semester of one of the following:

18-hour Technique/Performance requirement

May be used to complete the 18-hour Technique/Performance requirement.

Required Courses in Dance Studies (Choreography and Theory) (35 hours)

History (6 hours)

Production (2 hours)

Pedagogy (2 hours)

Theory Electives (5 hours)

Select hours from:

Capstone Experience (3 hours)

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