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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, BA

Location(s): WWU - Bellingham

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Theatre and Dance Department, College of Fine and Performing Arts

69-72 credits


In the course of their Dance degree, students will be immersed in the study and practice of dance and evaluate contemporary thinking about dance and related arts.

Why Consider a Dance Major?

The BA degree in Dance offers comprehensive training in dance technique, choreography, dance science, somatics, dance history, arts activism, and pedagogy. The BA allows students to tailor their coursework to further their individual interests and is designed to prepare students for a variety of dance-related careers after college. This degree is constructed for students wishing to double-major in dance and another discipline.

 Contact Information

Dance Program Advisor
Pam Kuntz
Performing Arts 295B

Director of Dance
Susan Haines
Commissary 109

Program Coordinator
Performing Arts 395

 Sample Careers

Dance, Artistic Director | Arts Management | Dance Teacher | Community Dance Activist | Choreographer

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

To declare, a student must meet with the Program Advisor and submit an audition video for acceptance into the BA in Dance degree. Students may start this process at any time regardless of completed credits.

Advising tips: Students should seek early departmental advising from the Dance Program Advisor.

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.


Technique and Theory (32-35 credits)

Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits from the following list; at least 12 of those credits must be upper division. Students may choose any courses from the following list, but must take at least two classes in each style: Hip-hop, Ballet, and Contemporary.

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