Dance - Studio Teaching Concentration (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Dance with a Studio Teaching concentration teaches students the financial and marketing aspects of running a dance studio in conjunction with their coursework in dance and education. The program is based in the Department of Theatre & Dance. For further information, see BA in Dance. (Note: All Theatre & Dance majors must pass yearly juries/portfolio reviews and faculty evaluation for continuation in the programs.)


Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements29
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements82-83
Free Electives6-2
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Performance and Choreography
Dance Technique - Modern/Contemporary
Complete 15 credits from the following:15
Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary I
Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary II
Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary III
Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary IV
Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary V
Dance Technique - Ballet
Complete 11 credits from the following:11
Dance Technique: Ballet I
Dance Technique: Ballet II
Dance Technique: Ballet III
Dance Technique: Ballet IV
Dance Technique: Ballet V
Dance Technique: Ballet VI
Dance Technique - Other
DNCE 230Dance Conditioning3
DNCE 253Dance Technique: Jazz3
Dance Repertory
Complete 3 credits from the following:3
Dance Repertory For Freshmen I
Dance Repertory For Freshmen II
Dance Repertory for Sophomores I
Dance Repertory for Sophomores II
Dance Repertory for Juniors I
Dance Repertory for Juniors II
Dance Repertory for Seniors I
Dance Repertory for Seniors II
Dance Improvisation and Choreography
DNCE 160Dance Improvisation2
DNCE 161Choreography I2
DNCE 261Choreography II2
DNCE 361Choreography III2
Theoretical Studies
DNCE 120Music for Dancers3
DNCE 130Dance Science3
DNCE 131Health and Wellness Workshop0
DNCE 135Somatics and Self-care3
DNCE 145Worlds of Dance (Choose West African, Capoeira, Latin Ballroom, or Cambodian )3
DNCE 317Explorations in American Dance History3
Concentration Requirements - Studio Teaching
DNCE 402Dance Methods3
DNCE 226Dance for Children3
DNCE 490Co-op Education: Dance Work Experience3-4
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
Concentration Requirements - Business Courses
ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
MGMT 231Management Processes3
Total Credits82-83

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication 3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives
Worlds of Dance (Fulfilled in the major.)
3. Social Science Perspectives
Psychological Foundations of Education (Fulfilled in the major or the Teacher Education sequence.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (Fulfilled in the major or the Teacher Education sequence.)
Total Credits29

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in one language.3-6
World Cultures
Worlds of Dance (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary3
Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary3Dance Technique: Ballet2
Dance Technique: Ballet2DNCE 1203
DNCE 1353DNCE 1310
DNCE 1602DNCE 1850.5
DNCE 1840.5DNCE 1502
DNCE 1310EDFD 200 or FSHD 2163
 14.5 16.5
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics3
Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary3MATH 106 or STAT 109 are recommended.
Dance Technique: Ballet2GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3
DNCE 2263Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary3
DNCE 1612DNCE 1453
DNCE 1310DNCE 2612
DNCE 2840.5DNCE 2850.5
 DNCE 1310
 13.5 14.5
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory4
DNCE 2533GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – American and European History3
DNCE 3612Dance Technique: Ballet2
DNCE 3840.5DNCE 1303
DNCE 3173DNCE 1310
DNCE 1310DNCE 3850.5
ACCT 2043SASE 2103
 Free Elective1
 14.5 16.5
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3World Language 2 or Free Elective3
World Language 13Dance Technique: Modern/Contemporary3
DNCE 2303DNCE 4023
DNCE 1310DNCE 4903
MGMT 2313DNCE 1310
Free Elective3MKTG 2403
 15 15
Total Credits 120