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Dance
Degree Requirements
Dance Major  |  Dance Minor

Dance Major
(13.75 semester course credits)

Required:

All of the following (7.75 course credits):

DNC 002 Introduction to Dance Studies: Theory and Practice (1)

DNC 013 (113) Somatic Arts (.25)

DNC 014 (114) Techniques in International Dance Styles: Selected Form (.25)

DNC 034 (134) Dance Improvisation (.5) 

DNC 037 Introduction to Choreography (.5)

DNC 133 Dance Kinesiology (1)

DNC 157 Music for the Dancer (1)

DNC 159 Dance Production (.25)

DNC 165 Modern to Contemporary Performance: History, Theory, and Practice  (1)

DNC 176 Dance Cultures (1)

DNC 181 Solo Choreography (.5)

DNC 184 Choreography: Construction Project (.5)

Technique (3 course credits of which 1 credit must be achieved in Modern Technique):

DNC 001 (101) Elementary Ballet (.25)

DNC 003 (103) Intermediate Ballet (.25)

DNC 005 (105) Elementary Modern Technique (.25)

DNC 013 (113) Somatic Arts (.25)

DNC 014 (114) Techniques in International Dance Styles: Selected Form (.25)

DNC 015 Jazz (.25)

DNC 016 (116) African Haitian and Dunham Technique (.25)

DNC 107.01 Intermediate Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 108.01 Intermediate Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 108.02 Intermediate Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 109.01 Advanced Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 110.01 Advanced Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 180 Special Topics in Dance: Technique (.25)

Majors are required to take a minimum .5 credit value of technique class per week.

Class placement will be determined at the beginning of each semester. All dance majors are required to take a minimum of one semester of ballet at the elementary or intermediate/advanced level and participate in special activities of the department, including setting up, crewing, and striking dance productions.

Senior Requirement (1 course credit):

DNC 190 Senior Project in Dance Research (.5)
and
DNC 191 Senior Project in Dance Research: Choreography (.5)

Note: Majors should expect to incur additional costs related to their senior project.

And select any other courses from the list below to complete a total of 13.75 course credits.

DNC 011 (111) Ballet Barre (.25)

DNC 015 Jazz (.25)

DNC 016 (116) African Haitian and Dunham Technique (.25)

DNC 131 Dance for Camera (.5)

DNC 152 Action Lab (.5)

DNC 155A Repertory Dance Company (.5)

DNC 155B Repertory Dance Company (.5)

DNC 170 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration (.5–1)

DNC 179 Laban Studies (.5)

DNC 180 Special Topics in Dance (.25)

DNC 183 Advanced Seminar in Dance (1)

DNC 196 Live and Media Performance (.5–1)

 

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Dance Minor
(6 semester course credits)

Required:

Theory Track

DNC 002 Introduction to Dance Studies: Theory and Practice (1)

DNC 034 (134) Dance Improvisation (.5)

DNC 037 Introduction to Choreography (.5)

DNC 157 Music for the Dancer (1)

DNC 165 Modern to Contemporary Performance: History, Theory, and Practice (1)

DNC 176 Dance Cultures (1)

Technique (1 course credit) .5 Modern; .5 other:

DNC 001 (101) Elementary Ballet (.25)

DNC 003 (103) Intermediate Ballet (.25)

DNC 005 (105) Elementary Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 011 (111) Ballet Barre (.25)

DNC 014 (114) Techniques in International Dance Styles: Selected Form (.25)

DNC 015 Jazz (.25)

DNC 016 African Haitian and Dunham Technique (.25)

DNC 107.01 Intermediate Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 108.01 Intermediate Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 108.02 Intermediate Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 109.01 Advanced Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 110.01 Advanced Modern Dance (.25)

In addition to technique requirements, students are encouraged to take some form of technique throughout all their semesters.

Choreography Track

DNC 002 Introduction to Dance Studies: Theory and Practice (1)

DNC 034 Dance Improvisation (.5)

DNC 037 Introduction to Choreography (.5)

DNC 157 Music for the Dancer (1)

DNC 165 Modern to Contemporary Performance: History, Theory, and Practice (1)

DNC 181 Solo Choreography (.5)

DNC 184 Choreography: Construction Project (.5)

Technique (1 course credit) .5 Modern; .5 other:

DNC 001 (101) Elementary Ballet (.25)

DNC 003 (103) Intermediate Ballet (.25)

DNC 005 (105) ElementaryModern (.25)

DNC 011 (111) Ballet Barre (.25)

DNC 014 (114) Techniques in International Dance Styles: Selected Form (.25)

DNC 015 Jazz (.25)

DNC 016 African Haitian and Dunham Technique(.25)

DNC 107.01 Intermediate Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 108.01 Intermediate Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 108.02 Intermediate Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 109.01 Advanced Modern Dance (.25)

DNC 110.01 Advanced Modern Dance (.25)

In addition to technique requirements, students are encouraged to take some form of technique throughout all their semesters.

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Last Updated: 3/17/14