Dance

Dance
BA
Hours53.5 - 55.5 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 180 Students.
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Program Requirements

Proficiency audition is required for placement and registration in technique courses and for mandatory advisement. Students will be assigned a faculty advisor after the technique proficiency and placement audition.
Dance technique courses (including Dance 243R and 244R) require a grade of at least B- for advancement to next level.
The Dance Department requires a minimum of 30 hours of dance credit to be taken in residency at BYU's Provo campus for this degree program. BYU Independent Study courses do not count toward residency. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
Students must complete annual mandatory advisement.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Prerequisite course:
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
Courses not selected in core requirements can be taken as an elective.
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
Note: For Dance 359R, students may choose from three rotating topics-Current Trends in Choreography and Performance; Dance and Film; or Dance and Identity.
requirement 6 Complete 3 options
Complete one course from each of the following categories:
Note 1: Cultural dance technique courses are offered on a rotation basis. Please see the department for a rotation schedule.
Note 2: One course may fulfill two of the required foot articulation, partnering, and cultural dance categories, possibly reducing the number of enrollments for this requirement from three to two: Dance 174, 274R, 277, or 374R will satisfy both articulation and cultural categories; Dance 273, 278, 373 will satisfy both partnering and cultural categories.
requirement 7 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 8 hours from the following technique courses (at least 7.0 hours must be from courses 300 and above):
requirement 9 Complete 2 courses
Complete two semesters (2-4 hours) from the following Performance Company options: (Note: students may complete up to 4 credit hours of Dance 498R in Ballet Showcase Company and/or Theatre Ballet.)
requirement 10 Complete 6.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 10.1 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: R courses may count only once to complete this requirement, with the exception of Dance 359R, 399R, and 500R.
Program Outcomes

Dance Technique and Skill

Students will demonstrate advanced technical and artistic skill in one dance genre, and intermediate skill in another.

Critical Analysis and Interpretation

Students will examine, synthesize, and apply theory within a comprehensive dance curriculum.

Choreography, Teaching and Performance

Students will demonstrate competency in a self-selected dance specialty such as pedagogy, performance or choreography.

Professional behavior and practice

Students will model professional behavior and practice.

Spiritual and Ethical Issues

Students will critically examine spiritual, ethical, and professional issues relevant to dance.