Dance (BS)

Private Studio Teaching

Program Requirements

Required General Education

A survey of dance in all its vibrant forms intended to develop student understanding and appreciation for the significant role dance plays in world cultures.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Performance scenes and exercises for the beginner.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Major Common Core

Fundamentals of modern dance technique, including an improvisatory component. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Cross-cultural survey of dance from around the world with emphasis on historical, social, and cultural dimensions. Includes western concert dance as one among many other forms.

Prerequisites: DANC 125, DANC 126 or DANC 128 

Goal Areas: GE-08, GE-11

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Expanding knowledge and skill of ballet technique, with increasing development of centerfloor and across-the-floor variations, as well as emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 126 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Expanding knowledge and skill of modern dance technique, including floor work, elevations, inversions, and emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 128 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Study and practice of specific techniques to improve dancers' performance, health, and teaching.

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent

The study of dance making, dance accompaniment, and dance criticism through the creation of dance works.

Prerequisites: DANC 128, DANC 228, DANC 322 

Exploration of a variety of improvisational techniques for beginning Dance Majors and Minors. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 128 

Continuation of the principles and techniques of choreography with an emphasis on group forms.

Prerequisites: DANC 321 

Rotation of a variety of topics in dance. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 226, DANC 228 

Capstone experience for all dance majors. Individually paced and directed, this project can be: choreographic, performance, or written. Prereq: Completion of all dance major requirements.

Prerequisites: Completion of all dance major requirements. 

Investigation of concert dance history from diverse perspectives. Along with western European contributions, the legacies and traditions associated with the African diaspora, North American indigenous populations, vernacular and folk forms will also will be included. Sociopolitical ideologies of race, class, and gender will apply to this historical examination.

Prerequisites: DANC 120, DANC 225, DANC 226, DANC 228, DANC 321 

Fundamental concepts of costume design and production for the Dance.

Prerequisites: none

Fundamental concepts of lighting design and production for the Dance.

Prerequisites: none

Fundamental concepts of sound design and production for the Dance.

Prerequisites: none

Choose 3 Credit(s). take 3 times

Repertory experience in performance of the choreography by a variety of dance artists. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent

Major Restricted Electives

Choose 3 Credit(s). choose 2 areas

Acting in a mainstage or approved production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on stage or house management, or public relations. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Serve as Dance Captain, to assist the Choreographer, for a mainstage or approved production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent

Work on stage crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on costumes or wardrobe crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on lighting crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on sound crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Major Unrestricted Electives

Choose 11 credits of Dance not in Common Core.
Must take DANC 324 (3 credits) as part of the emphasis.

Emphasis Common Core

Must complete a Marketing Minor for Non-COB (21 credits). Must also take DANC 324 (3 credits) as part of 11 credits of Unrestricted Electives.