Dance, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in dance is designed for students who want professional training in dance and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the role of dance in history and society, within a liberal arts education.


The dance major requires 40 credits as follows:

Core Courses (13 credits)

Dance Technique (8 credits)

One course per semester for eight semesters in ballet or modern dance. Students must achieve level IV in either ballet or modern dance technique and level III in the other in order to graduate. Students who demonstrate proficiency at the technique level III in modern dance or ballet (380, 382) will be placed at level III (480, 482). Each of these courses may be repeated for credit. Note: a minimum of two semesters of ballet and a minimum of two semesters of modern dance are required. Students will be evaluated at the end of each academic year.


Dance History (6 credits)

Dance Composition (11 credits)