Dance Major, Studio Teaching Concentration (B.A.)

The Dance Major 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. Find out more about the 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
Free Electives6-3
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Core Dance Requirements
Ballet
Complete 12 credits from the following:12
Dance Technique: Ballet I
Dance Technique: Ballet II
Dance Technique: Ballet III
Dance Technique: Ballet IV
Dance Technique: Ballet V
Dance Technique: Ballet VI
Modern
Complete 18 credits from the following:18
Dance Technique: Modern I
Dance Technique: Modern II
Dance Technique: Modern III
Dance Technique: Modern IV
Dance Technique: Modern V
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
DNCE 120Music for Dancers3
DNCE 130Dance Science3
DNCE 131Health and Wellness Workshop 10
DNCE 135Somatics and Self-care3
DNCE 150Production Elements-Dance2
DNCE 145Worlds of Dance3
DNCE 160Dance Improvisation2
DNCE 161Choreography I2
DNCE 261Choreography II2
DNCE 361Choreography III2
DNCE 317Explorations in American Dance History3
Studio Teaching Requirements
DNCE 226Dance for Children3
DNCE 402Dance Methods3
DNCE 490Co-op Education: Dance Work Experience3
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Business Requirements
ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
MGMT 231Management Processes3
Total Credits82

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 recommended 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GNED 199 New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
Dance Technique: BALLET 2
Dance Technique: MODERN 3
DNCE 131 Health and Wellness Workshop 0
DNCE 135 Somatics and Self-care 3
DNCE 160 Dance Improvisation 2
DNCE 184 Dance Repertory For Freshmen I 0.5
 Credits14.5
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
Dance Technique: BALLET 2
Dance Technique: MODERN 3
DNCE 120 Music for Dancers 3
DNCE 131 Health and Wellness Workshop 0
DNCE 185 Dance Repertory For Freshmen II 0.5
DNCE 150 Production Elements-Dance 2
EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education 3
 Credits16.5
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
Dance Technique: BALLET 2
Dance Technique: MODERN 3
DNCE 131 Health and Wellness Workshop 0
DNCE 161 Choreography I 2
DNCE 226 Dance for Children 3
DNCE 284 Dance Repertory for Sophomores I 0.5
 Credits13.5
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics 3
MATH 106 or STAT 109 are recommended.  
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science 3
Dance Technique: BALLET 2
Dance Technique: MODERN 3
DNCE 131 Health and Wellness Workshop 0
DNCE 261 Choreography II 2
DNCE 285 Dance Repertory for Sophomores II 0.5
 Credits13.5
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
Dance Technique: BALLET 2
DNCE 131 Health and Wellness Workshop 0
DNCE 145 Worlds of Dance 3
DNCE 317 Explorations in American Dance History 3
DNCE 361 Choreography III 2
DNCE 384 Dance Repertory for Juniors I 0.5
ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
 Credits16.5
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – American and European History 3
Dance Technique: BALLET 2
DNCE 130 Dance Science 3
DNCE 131 Health and Wellness Workshop 0
DNCE 385 Dance Repertory for Juniors II 0.5
SASE 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling 3
 Credits15.5
Fourth Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
World Language 3
Dance Technique: MODERN 3
DNCE 131 Health and Wellness Workshop 0
MGMT 231 Management Processes 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
World Language or Free Elective 3
Dance Technique: MODERN 3
DNCE 131 Health and Wellness Workshop 0
DNCE 402 Dance Methods 3
DNCE 490 Co-op Education: Dance Work Experience 3
MKTG 240 Introduction to Marketing 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120