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
Free Electives6-3
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Core Dance Requirements
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
Complete 18 credits from the following:18
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
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 (Complete course a minimum of 8 times. There is no credit associated with this course.)0
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 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
GNED 1991GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3Dance Technique: BALLET2
Dance Technique: BALLET2Dance Technique: MODERN3
Dance Technique: MODERN3DNCE 1203
DNCE 1310DNCE 1310
DNCE 1353DNCE 1850.5
DNCE 1602DNCE 1502
DNCE 1840.5EDFD 2003
 14.5 16.5
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics3
Dance Technique: BALLET2MATH 106 or STAT 109 are recommended.
Dance Technique: MODERN3GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3
DNCE 1310Dance Technique: BALLET2
DNCE 1612Dance Technique: MODERN3
DNCE 2263DNCE 1310
DNCE 2840.5DNCE 2612
 DNCE 2850.5
 13.5 13.5
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory4
Dance Technique: BALLET2GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – American and European History3
DNCE 1310Dance Technique: BALLET2
DNCE 1453DNCE 1303
DNCE 3173DNCE 1310
DNCE 3612DNCE 3850.5
DNCE 3840.5SASE 2103
ACCT 2043 
 16.5 15.5
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3World Language or Free Elective3
World Language3Dance Technique: MODERN3
Dance Technique: MODERN3DNCE 1310
DNCE 1310DNCE 4023
MGMT 2313DNCE 4903
Free Elective3MKTG 2403
 15 15
Total Credits 120