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Dance, A.S.

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Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a degree in dance can choose from the following degree paths: AS Pre-Major in Dance, BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet or Modern Dance, BS in Dance with an emphasis in Ballroom Dance, and BS in Dance Education. In addition to career training, the Department of Dance provides opportunities for all interested students to explore the many forms of dance as elective and/or general education credit. The study of dance offers personal and cultural enrichment for majors and non-majors alike and allows students to augment their physical and theoretical skill as they study dance in relationship to the self, society, and other arts and disciplines.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 33 Credits
  ENGL 1010  Introduction to Academic Writing 3
 or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090  College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology (BIOL 1010 recommended) 3
  Physical Science  3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science (ZOOL 1090 recommended)  3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 22 Credits
  DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (2 semesters) 6
  DANC 143R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester I 3
  DANC 144R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester II 3
  DANC 161R Dance Conditioning 1
  DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
  DANC 2340 Composition 2
  DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
 or DANC 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies (2)  
  DANC 256G Dance and Culture 3
Choose one of the following: 1
  DANC 150R Beginning Jazz Dance (1)  
  DANC 151R Intermediate Jazz Dance (1)  
  DANC 156R African Dance I (1)  
  DANC 158R Tap Dance I (1)  
  DANC 159R Urban Dance I (1)  
  DANC 160R Urban Dance II (1)  
  DANC 162R Polynesian Dance I (1)  
  DANC 170R American Social Dance I (1)  
Elective Requirements: 5 Credits
 Complete 2 credits from the following: 2
  DANC 171R International Ballroom Dance I (1)  
  DANC 172R Latin Ballroom Dance I (1)  
  DANC 2100 Teaching Dance for Children (3)  
  DANC 221R Pointe II (1)  
  DANC 222R Ballet Technique and Theory II for Men (1)  
  DANC 225R Character Dance I (1)  
  DANC 227R Ballet Technique II (3)  
  DANC 2350 Dance and Technology (2)  
  DANC 243R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory Level II /Semester I (3)  
  DANC 244R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory Level II/Semester II (3)  
  DANC 247R Repertory (1)  
  DANC 248R Special Topics In Dance (2)  
  DANC 250R Advanced Jazz Dance (2)  
  DANC 256R African Dance II (1)  
  DANC 270R American Social Dance II (1)  
  DANC 271R International Ballroom Dance II (1)  
  DANC 272R Latin Ballroom Dance II (1)  
  DANC 276R Ballroom Dance Company Back-Up Team (1)  
  DANC 281R Internship in Dance I (1-3)  
Complete 3 credits from any 1000 level or 2000 level course(s) 3

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

 

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance 3
DANC 143R

Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester I

3
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
Quantitative Literacy   3
DANC 127R Ballet Technique I 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Biology Distribution BIOL 1010 recommended 3
DANC 127R Ballet Technique I 3
DANC 144R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester II 3
DANC 161R Dance Conditioning 1
DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
DANC Elective Dance Elective 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 265R or DANC 2670 Fundamentals of Movement or Introduction to Laban Studies 2
DANC 2340 Composition 2
DANC Elective Dance Elective 2
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
American Institutions 3
Physical Science Distribution 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Third Science Distribution (ZOOL 1090 Recommended) 3
Humanities Distribution 3
DANC 256G Dance and Culture 3
Elective (any 1000 level or 2000 level course) 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 60

Department

Dance

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