Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, BA

Theatre and Dance Department, College of Fine and Performing Arts

63-81 credits


In the course of their Dance studies, students will learn to understand and evaluate contemporary thinking about dance and related arts, while nurturing a physical and intellectual understanding of the language of movement that is reflective of and insightful toward the human condition.

Why Consider a Dance Major?

BA candidates will focus on pedagogical and historic aspects of Dance Art as well as on the performance/generative components. They will be encouraged to demonstrate proficiency in pedagogy. Dance majors develop multiple skills that are essential in all fields, including self-discipline, collaboration, patience and problem-solving.

The BA in Dance: Technique and Performance concentration is designed to educate students in a physical and intellectual understanding of the language of movement art through the study of contemporary and ballet technique.

The BA in Dance: Dance Studies concentration is a broadly based degree with a flexible curriculum designed to educate students about the field of dance through a liberal arts focus.

 Contact Information

Dance Program Advisor
Pam Kuntz
Performing Arts 295B

Director of Dance
Susan Haines
Commissary 113B

Program Coordinator
Ashley VanCurler
Performing Arts 395

 Sample Careers

Dance Educator | Arts Management | Dance Teacher | Community Dance Worker | Choreographer

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

To declare, a student must have completed the following requirements:

  • 15 college credits
  • Modern placement of Level One or above.

Advising tips: Students should seek early departmental advising.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.



Select one of the following concentration areas:

Technique and Performance (50-57 credits)

The concentration in Technique and Performance will focus on pedagogical and historic aspects of dance art as well as on the practice of technique and performance.

Dance Studies (39 credits)

For individuals interested in multiple fields, this concentration covers the study of dance rather than the practice of dance. For those wanting to create a fluid and flexible curriculum based on specific interests. A great choice for transfer students or those with shortened time to degree.