Fine & Performing Arts Dance

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College: Fine & Performing Arts
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor: Susan Levine Ourada
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Dance

COLLEGE: Fine & Performing Arts

MAJOR: Dance

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Susan Levine Ourada

DESCRIPTION

Associate Professor and Coordinator: Susan Levine Ourada, 208 Mabel Lee Hall

The dance major is designed to provide a comprehensive arts experience with emphasis on dance. It is appropriate for students who wish to develop performance and technique skills in dance, who are interested in dance as a fine art, and who wish to prepare to choreograph and teach dance. This program teaches the cultural, theatrical and performing aspects of dance, preparing dancers to participate in dance program concerts and department productions as well as community projects including collaborative works with professional artists. Students have opportunities to take professional master classes and to work with national and international guest choreographers.

Degree at a Glance

ACE Requirements30

Languages: Classical & Modern0-6

Select from the list of “Approved Courses” found under “College Degree Requirements.”

Dance Major Requirements60

Electives24-30

Total Hours Required for Graduation120

MAJOR DEPARTMENT ADMISSION

A performance audition is required for acceptance as a dance major or minor. Auditions are generally held in January and February. The Glenn Korff School of Music should be contacted for audition dates and other details.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Specific Major Requirements

Dance Requirements60

Dance Technique20

DANC 211 Ballet II4

DANC 112 Modern Dance I2

DANC 113 Modern Dance II2

DANC 212 Modern Dance III2

DANC 213 Modern Dance IV2

DANC 312 Modern Dance V2

DANC 313 Modern Dance VI2

DANC 412 Modern Dance VII2

DANC 413 Modern Dance VIII2

Dance Theory and History15

DANC 159 Introduction to History of Dance3

DANC 228 Music for Dance3

DANC 338 Dance Kinesiology & Injury Prevention3

DANC 349 History of Dance: 20th Century & Beyond3

DANC 448 Pedagogy3

Dance Composition and Performance10

DANC 300 Dance Composition6

DANC 260/DANC 460 Repertory, Improvisation & Performance (1 cr each semester)4

Arts Electives15

Art and Art History3

Music3

Theatre3

Other Arts Electives, including Dance6

Minor Requirements

Minors are allowed, but not required, with the dance major.

ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisite Requirements/Advancement in Major

All entering dance majors must register for 200-level technique courses. It is recommended that all majors enroll for both ballet and modern dance every semester. All majors should participate in a performance each semester.

Grade Rules

  • All courses taken to fulfill dance major or minor requirements must be taken for a grade (except those only offered as Pass/No Pass).
  • Students must earn grades of C or better in these courses. Any course in which a student earns a grade of C- or below must be repeated in order to count toward the requirement.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

Students must audition for dance faculty for acceptance as a minor.

Plan A Minor in Dance—18 credits

DANC 159 Introduction to History of Dance3

DANC 338 Dance Kinesiology & Injury Prevention3

DANC 111 Ballet I2

DANC 112 Modern Dance I2

DANC 113 Modern Dance II2

DANC 212 Modern Dance III2

DANC 213 Modern Dance IV2

DANC 312 Modern Dance V2