Dance Education, BS
The Dance Program offers a Minor in Dance and a Major in Dance Education. The Dance Program works to foster excellence in dance and the best values of a citizen-artist.
The program offers study in a range of disciplines, including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Tap, as well as courses in Pedagogy, Movement Analysis, Choreography, History, and Criticism. Professional dancers and choreographers regularly offer guest workshops and are hired to participate in the program.
The Major in Dance Education cultivates dance artists of the highest caliber who will be multidimensional in their scope of dance studies and pedagogy, and who will work towards building a diverse and inclusive dance community. The student will master the clear and defined fundamental knowledge of Dance Studies, Somatic Studies, Dance Education and Dance Pedagogy.
Requirements for a Major in Dance Education
Dance Pedagogy I — Introduction to Movement Analysis and Somatic Studies
Experiential Anatomy and Kinesiology
Dance Pedagogy II — Lesson Planning and Curriculum Building
Techniques of Choreography I
Dance Pedagogy III (SLC)
Techniques of Choreography and Performance (SLC)
Dance Appreciation — An Introduction to Dance Studies
History of Dance — 1500s to the Development of Ballet, Modern and Jazz
History of Dance II — A Social, Cultural and Historical Approach Dance Criticism
One 0-unit course in studio dance technique each semester (Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Dynamic Movement)
- Requirements for a Minor in Dance