Dance Department

Major in Dance

We offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in dance that prepares students for a variety of careers in dance or to enter a graduate dance program. Our program allows students to focus on individualized areas of interest in dance such as education, choreography, performance, and scholarship.


Course Catalog

Degrees offered: BA in Dance (43 hours)

BA core requirements/credit hours:

DN 115 Conditioning for Dancers 3 credit hours
DN 250 Dance Improvisation 3 credit hours
DN 300 Choreography I 3 credit hours
DN 301 History of Dance 3 credit hours
DN 485 Senior Project 3 credit hours
MU 105/150 Fund of Music/Music Theory I 3 credit hours
EX 334 Kinesiology 3 credit hours

(Total 21 hours)


Technique requirement:

DN 100 Jazz I 2 credit hours
DN 120 Tap I 2 credit hours
DN 130 Modern I 2 credit hours
DN 140 Ballet I 2 credit hours
DN 200 Jazz II 2 credit hours
DN 220 Tap II 2 credit hours
DN 230 Modern II 2 credit hours
DN 240 Ballet II 2 credit hours
DN 330 Modern III 2 credit hours
DN 340 Ballet III 2 credit hours

(Total 12 hours) Must complete two hours of upper division


Performance Requirement:

DN 299/499 Repertory Dance Ensemble 2 credit hours

(Total 4 hours) Must complete two hours of upper division


Elective Requirement:

DN 350 Choreography II 3 credit hours
DN 376/476 Independent Study 3 credit hours
DN 349/449 Special Topics 3 credit hours
DN 401 Dance Internship 3 credit hours

(Total 6 hours)


Suggested Electives

MU 101 Intro to Music Lit 3 credit hours
TH 112 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design 3 credit hours
TH 217 Costume Construction 3 credit hours
TH 285 Theatre Graphics 3 credit hours
TH 305 Stage Lighting 3 credit hours

Major Assessement: Students must successfully complete a Senior Project in Dance.