Majors

EFFECTIVE CLASS of 2015 (students entering Fall 2011 and after)

General Dance:

  1. Eighteen credit hours of technique.
  2. Nineteen credit hours of theory to include DA 227, DA 228, DA 230 ,
    DA 276, DA 328, DA 335 and DA 375 . DA 376 recommended (required for Honors).

Performance/Choreography:

  1. Sixteen credit hours of technique.
  2. Nineteen credit hours of theory to include DA 227, DA 228, DA 230, DA 276, DA 328, DA 335 and DA 375. DA 376 recommended (required for Honors).
  3. Six credit hours of workshop/production.

WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE DANCE MAJOR:

In addition to their studio and performance studies, all dance majors must successfully complete courses which complement and enhance students’ understanding of dance as a diverse and evolving art form. In these courses, students have the opportunity to practice the three styles of writing in dance which have been identified by the dance faculty as required for the dance major:

A. Description of observed dance

B. Expression of the creative experience of dance itself

C. Critical and analytical research.

Students will satisfy the writing requirement in the dance major by successfully completing the following courses: DA 227, DA 228, DA 230, DA 335, and DA 375.

INTERDEPARTMENTAL MAJOR: In conjunction with the Theater Department, the Department of Dance offers a major in dance-theater. See Interdepartmental Majors.