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Dance - Ballroom Dance Emphasis, B.S.

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: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of DANC 270R, DANC 271R, DANC 272R, DANC 2110, and DANC 2330 with a grade of B- or better.
  2. Pass audition, interview, and portfolio review with faculty members.
  3. Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher.
General Education Requirements: 35 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
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
Choose 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
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:
  BIOL 1010 General Biology (strongly recommended for Biology) 3
  DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance (Fine Arts) 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Physical Science 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  ZOOL 1090

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (Fulfills additional Biology or Physical Science)

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Discipline Core Requirements: 39 Credits
  DANC 127R Ballet Technique I 6
or DANC 227R Ballet Technique II (3)  
  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 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
  DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
  DANC 2340 Composition 2
  DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
  DANC 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies 2
  DANC 3140 Dance Production and Lighting 2
  DANC 356G Dance and Culture 3
  DANC 3630 Dance History WE 3
  DANC 3680 Dance Kinesiology 4
  DANC 4350 Senior Capstone I 2
  DANC 4360 Senior Capstone II 2
  DANC 4880 Current Issues in Dance 3
Emphasis Requirements: 33 Credits
  DANC 1510 Intermediate Jazz Dance 1
or DANC 250R Advanced Jazz Dance (2)  
  DANC  270R American Social Dance II 1
  DANC  370R American Social Dance III (1) 1
  DANC  271R International Ballroom Dance II 1
  DANC  371R International Ballroom Dance III (2 semesters required) (1) 2
  DANC  471R International Ballroom Dance IV (2 semesters required) (2) 4
  DANC  272R Latin Ballroom Dance II 1
  DANC  372R Latin Ballroom Dance III (2 semesters required) (1) 2
  DANC  472R Latin Ballroom Dance IV (2 semesters required) (2) 4
  DANC  3730 American Social Dance Teaching Methods 2
  DANC  4740 International Ballroom and Latin Theory 3
  DANC  376R Ballroom Dance Company Back-up Tour Team (2) 4
 or DANC  476R Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team (3)  
  MGMT  1010 Introduction to Business 3
  DANC  3740 Ballroom Dance Choreography 2
  DANC  3750 Studies in Ballroom Dance Styles 2
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 13 Credits
Choose 7 hours from the following:   7
  DANC  1560 African Dance I (1)  
  DANC 1590 Tap Dance I (1)  
  DANC 1600 Hip Hop II (1)  
  DANC 1620 Polynesian Dance I (1)  
  DANC 2100 Teaching Dance for Children (3)  
  DANC  222R Ballet Technique and Theory II for Men (1)  
  DANC  227R Ballet Technique II (3)  
  DANC  2350 Dance and Technology (2)  
  DANC  376R Ballroom Dance Company Back-up Tour Team (2)  
  DANC 248R Special Topics In Dance (2)  
  DANC 2560 African Dance II (1)  
  DANC 276R Ballroom Dance Company Back Up Team (1)  
  DANC 281R Internship in Dance I (1)  
  DANC  3400 Dance in the Elementary School (2)  
  DANC  346R Synergy Dance Company (3)  
  DANC  3610 Intermediate Dance Conditioning and Injury Prevention (2)  
  DANC  365R Advanced Fundamentals of Movement (2)  
  DANC  376R Ballroom Dance Company Back-up Tour Team (2)  
 or DANC  476R Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team (3)  
  DANC  4920 Dance as Cultural Practice (3)  
  EXSC  3700 Exercise Physiology (3)  
 and EXSC  3705 Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1)  
  PES 1010 Aerobics I (1)  
  PES 1055 Pilates I CoreMax Training (1)  
  PES 1057 Pilates I CoreMax Training (1)  
  PES 1085 Weight Training I (1)  
  PES 2400 Sports Injuries (2)  
  THEA  3541 Costume Design I (3)  
  THEA  3545 Costume Design I Lab (1)  
  Any DANC course not previously taken  
Complete 6 credits from any courses 1000 level or higher (Students must have 40 upper division credit hours to graduate.) 6

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits; a minimum of 40 credits must be upper division.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Overall GPA of 2.5 or above in all DANC courses.
  4. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  5. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

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 (fulfills Fine Arts Distribution) 3
DANC 127R or 227R Ballet Technique I or Ballet Technique II 3
DANC 270R* American Social Dance II 1
DANC 272R* Latin Ballroom Dance II 1
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context  3
Quantitative Literacy MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: *Complete Danc 270R, 272R, 2110 with B- grade or higher.  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 127R or 227R Ballet Technique I or Ballet Technique II 3
DANC 2330* Improvisation 1
DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
DANC 271R* International Ballroom Dance II 1
DANC 370R American Social Dance III 1
MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 2010  Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Elective DANC elective (6 elective credits may be non-DANC) 1
  Semester total: 14
Notes: *Complete Danc 271R, 2330 with B- grade or higher.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
DANC 143R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester I 3
DANC 2340 Composition 2
DANC 1510 or 250R Intermediate Jazz or Advanced Jazz Dance 1
Physical Science   3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Elective DANC elective (6 elective credits may be non-DANC) 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies 2
DANC 144R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester I 3
Elective Any DANC elective not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 2
DANC 356G Dance and Culture GI 3
DANC 3740 Ballroom Dance Choreography 2
BIOL 1010 General Biology (strongly recommended for Biology Distribution) 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 17
Notes: DANC 3740 & 3730 will be offered every other year Spring semester.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3630 Dance History WE 3
 DANC 4740  Int. Ballroom & Latin Theory 3
DANC 371R International Ballroom Dance III 1
DANC 372R Latin Ballroom Dance III 1
DANC 376R or 476R Ballroom Company Back-up Tour Team or Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team 2
Elective Any DANC elective not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 3
   ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy (fulfills additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution) 3
Notes: DANC 3750 and DANC 4740 will be offered every other year Fall semester.    
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3140 Dance Production and Lighting 2
DANC 3680 Dance Kinesiology 4
DANC 371R International Ballroom Dance III 1
DANC 372R Latin Ballroom Dance III 1
DANC 376R or 476R Ballroom Company Back-up Tour Team or Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team 2
DANC 3730 American Social Dance Teaching Methods 2
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: DANC 3740 & 3730 will be offered every other year Spring semester.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 4350 Senior Capstone I 2
DANC 472R Latin Ballroom Dance IV 2
DANC 3750  Studies in Ballroom Dance Styles 2
DANC 471R International Ballroom Dance IV 2
DANC 4880 Current Issues in Dance 3
Elective DANC elective (6 elective credits may be non-DANC) 3
Notes: DANC 3750 and DANC 4740 will be offered every other year Fall semester.    
  Semester total: 14
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 4360 Senior Capstone II 2
Elective Any DANC elective not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 2
DANC 471R International Ballroom Dance IV 2
DANC 472R Latin Ballroom Dance IV 2
Humanities 3
American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

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