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Dance Education, 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: 125

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of  DANC 143R, DANC 144R, DANC 1610, DANC 2110, and DANC 2330 with B- or higher.
  2. Pass audition, interview, and portfolio review with faculty members.

      Education Department matriculation requirements:

  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
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
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 (4) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (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 3
  DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance 3
  Humanities 3
  Physical Science 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  ZOOL 1090

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (Strongly recommended for additional Biology or Physical Science)

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Discipline Core Requirements: 90 Credits
  DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (3)  
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 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 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies 2
  DANC 270R American Social Dance II 1
  DANC 3140 Dance Production and Lighting 2
  DANC 3160 Dance Accompaniment 2
  DANC 3330 Modern Dance Workshop 2
  DANC 3350 Choreography 2
  DANC 3400 Dance in the Elementary School 2
  DANC 341R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory Level III/ Semester I 3
  DANC 342R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory Level III/ Semester II 3
  DANC 3450 Modern/Contemporary Dance Teaching Methods 3
  DANC 346R Synergy Dance Company 3
  DANC 356G Dance and Culture 3
  DANC 3630 Dance History WE 3
  DANC 3680 Dance Kinesiology 4
  DANC 4360 Senior Capstone II 2
  DANC 4430 Dance Teaching Practicum  (Dance Education majors take DANC 4430  in place of EDSC 4200 .) 3
Complete 1 credit from the following: 1
  DANC 1590 Tap Dance I (1) 1
  DANC 1600 Hip Hop II (1) 1
  DANC 1700 American Social Dance I (1) 1
  DANC 1710 International Ballroom Dance I (1) 1
  DANC 1720 Latin Ballroom Dance I (1) 1
Education Courses:  Must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.  
  EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 8
  EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 125 semester credits.
  2. Overall Grade of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C or better in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. 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 (Fine Arts Distribution) 3
DANC 143R* Modern Dance Tech & Theory I 3
DANC 1610* Dance Conditioning 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
Quantitative Literacy MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100  Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 15
Note: *Completion of DANC 143R, 1610, 2110 with B- or higher.  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 1160* Music for Dancers 1
DANC 144R Modern Dance Tech & Theory I 3
DANC 2330* Improvisation 1
DANC 127R or 227R Ballet Technique I or Ballet Technique II 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Physical Science 3
American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 17
Note: *Completion of DANC 1160, 2330 with B- grade or higher.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 243R Modern Dance Tech & Theory II 3
DANC 2340 Composition 2
BIOL 1010 General Biology (strongly recommended for Biology Distribution) 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Humanities   3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 244R Modern Dance Tech & Theory II 3
DANC 356G Dance and Culture 3
ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy (strongly recommended for additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution) 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
DANC 2670 Intro to Laban Studies 2
  Semester total: 14
Notes:  Mandatory ACT Score--21;English-20; Math-19; 3.0 GPA required. Apply for Secondary Education Program.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3330 Modern Dance Workshop 2
DANC 341R Modern Dance Tech & Theory III 3
DANC 3400 Dance in the Elementary School 2
DANC 346R Synergy Dance Company 3
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction & Assessment 3
EDSP 340G Exceptional Student 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3140 Dance Production & Lighting 2
DANC 342R Modern Dance Tech & Theory III 3
DANC 3160 Dance Accompaniment 2
DANC 3350 Choreography 2
DANC 3680 Dance Kinesiology 4
  Semester total: 13
Notes: Optional Elective--DANC 3420 Dance in the Elementary Schools Practicum (2cr) for Dance Elementary Education Endorsement
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3450 Modern Dance Teaching Methods 3
DANC 3630 Dance History WE 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 4360 Senior Capstone II 2
DANC 270R American Social Dance II 1
DANC 4430 Dance Teaching Practicum 3
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 9  Course Title  Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching- Secondary 8
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment 2
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 125

Department

Dance

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