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All students entering the dance major program must demonstrate technical and artistic aptitude capable of successfully completing the program of study.Click here for more information on the Audition requirements
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Related Minor or Certificates Available
- Dance Minor (Audition is not required)
DANC 3110: Ballet II: Classical Dance Technique
Students will acquire complex motor skills, intermediate and advanced classical ballet techniques and knowledge appropriate for successful participation in classical ballet performance. Multiple turns and beats are explored, along with beginning pointe work in some cases, as well as petite allegro and grand allegro combinations.
DANC 3210: Jazz Dance: Styles II
Students acquire complex motor skills, intermediate and advanced techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in jazz dance performance. Multiple simultaneous isolations, contracted falls and turning jumps are explored, along with movement combinations of 64 beats and longer.
DANC 3600: Dance Improvisation
In this course, students will creatively discover and investigate the body’s potential to move without preconception. Through a variety of movement stimulation exercises students are encouraged to develop their inner creativity and explore movement invention.
DANC 4200: Analysis and Criticism of Dance
Students develop analytical and critical skills in dance through an understanding of core dance principles, developing refined observation skills, and the study of dance journalism.