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Dance Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 37+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

DANC 235

Jazz Dance Technique (3) PR: Declared dance major

THTR 209

Stagecraft I (3) PR: None

OR

 

THTR 240

Costume I: Introductory Study (3) PR: None

DANC 331

History of Western Dance (3) PR: None

DANC 332

Dance Improvisation and Choreography (3) PR: DANC 285 and DANC 237, or equivalent; declared dance major

DANC 421

Applied Kinesiology for Dance (3) PR: Declared dance major and sophomore standing

DANC 441

Dance Capstone (3) PR: Declared dance major and senior standing

Must have 6 credit hours from the following with a minimum of 4 credit hours earned at the 300 or 400-level. Only 14 credit hours from technique classes at the 300-level or below are counted towards graduation.

DANC 285

Classical Ballet Technique I (2; not repeatable for additional credit) PR: Declared dance major

DANC 385

Classical Ballet Technique II (2; may be repeated once for credit) PR: Grade of C+ or higher in DANC 285; declared dance major

Must have 6 credit hours from the following with a minimum of 4 credit hours earned at the 300 or 400-level. Only 14 credit hours from technique classes at the 300-level or below are counted towards graduation.

DANC 237

Modern Dance Technique I (2; not repeatable for additional credit) PR: Declared dance major

DANC 337

Modern Dance Technique II (2; may be repeated once for credit) PR: Grade of C+ or better in DANC 237; declared dance major

Students may complete the General Dance Studies requirements or select a concentration in Performance/Choreography to complete the major.

General Dance Studies (dance core plus 8 credit hours)

Select 2 credit hours in any combination from the following:

THTR 200

General Practicum (1, repeatable) PR: None

THTR 201

Production Practicum (1, repeatable) PR: None

THTR 202*

Theatre Performance Practicum (1, repeatable) PR: NOne

Note: Only 1 credit hour from THTR 202 may be used to satisfy the major requirement.

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours from any combination of the following courses:

DANC 289

Special Topics in Dance (2) PR None

DANC 290

Special Topics in Dance (1-3) PR: None

DANC 330

History of Non-Western Dance (3) PR: None

DANC 351

Dance Pedagogy and Practice (3) PR: Declared dance major and junior or senior standing

DANC 399

Tutorial in Dance (1-3) PR: Junior or senior standing and instructor permission

DANC 422

Body Conditioning and Somatics (2) PR: Declared dance major

DANC 442

Career Seminar in Dance (3) PR: None

DANC 450

Internship in Dance (1-3) PR: Junior or senior declared dance major; instructor permission

DANC 489

Advanced Special Topics in Dance (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

DANC 499

Bachelor's Essay (6) PR: Declared dance major; instructor and department chair permission

Performance/Choreography Concentration (audition required; dance core plus 18 credit hours)

THTR 202

Performance Practicum (1) PR: None

THTR 202

Performance Practicum (1) PR: None

THTR 200

General Practicum (1) PR: None

OR

 

THTR 201

Production Practicum (1) PR: None

DANC 333

Dance Choreography II (3) PR: DANC 332 and instructor permission; declared dance major

Six credit hours of additional technique from a combination of:

DANC 437

Modern Dance Technique III (2; may be repeated once for credit) PR: Declared dance major with Performance/Choreography Concentration; or instructor permission

DANC 485

Classical Ballet Technique III (2; may be repeated once for credit) PR: Declared dance major with Performance/Choreography Concentration; or instructor permission

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours from any combination of the following courses:

DANC 289

Special Topics in Dance (2) PR None

DANC 290

Special Topics in Dance (1-3) PR: None

DANC 330

History of Non-Western Dance (3) PR: None

DANC 351

Dance Pedagogy and Practice (3) PR: Declared dance major and junior or senior standing

DANC 399

Tutorial in Dance (1-3) PR: Junior or senior standing and instructor permission

DANC 422

Body Conditioning and Somatics (2) PR: Declared dance major

DANC 442

Career Seminar in Dance (3) PR: None

DANC 450

Internship in Dance (1-3) PR: Junior or senior declared dance major; instructor permission

DANC 489

Advanced Special Topics in Dance (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

DANC 499

Bachelor's Essay (6) PR: Declared dance major; instructor and department chair permission