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 Courses
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 Options
Option 10.1 Complete 6.0 hours from the following Courses
Note: R courses may count only once to complete this requirement, with the exception of Dance 359R, 399R, and 500R.
Program Outcomes

Personal Philosophy and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Students will participate in, present, and teach dance that demonstrates a personal philosophy grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Personal Philosophy and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Students will participate in, present , and teach dance the demonstrates a personal philosophy grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Personal Philosophy and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Students will participate in, present , and teach dance that demonstrates a personal philosophy grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Personal Philosophy and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Students will participate in, present , and teach dance the demonstrates a personal philosophy grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dance Technique and Skill

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

Dance Technique and Skill

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

Dance Technique and Skill

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

Dance Technique and Skill

Students will demonstrate advanced technical and artistic skill in one dance genre and at least beginning to intermediate skill in another.

Critical Analysis and Interpretation

Students will critically analyze and interpret the theory of dance utilizing a foundational knowledege, based upon aesthetic, cultural, historical, musical, philosophical and scientific aspects of dance. Analytical methods include, research, technology, discussion, presentation and writing.

Critical Analysis and Interpretation

Students will critically analyze and interpret in depth the theory of dance utilizing a foundational knowledege, based upon aesthetic, cultural, historical, musical, philosophical and scientific aspects of dance. Analytical methods include, research, technology, discussion, presentation and writing.

Creating Dance Works

Students will demonstrate advanced skill in at least one of the following three areas and intermediate in another:

a) choreographic depth and refinement while uniquely expressing thier individual voices.

b) current pedagogical knowledge and skills.

c) performance artistry and advanced ability in a staged production.

Creating Dance Works

Students will demonstrate advanced skill in at least one of the following three areas and intermediate in another:

a) choreographic depth and refinement while uniquely expressing thier individual voices.

b) current pedagogical knowledge and skills.

c) performance artistry and advanced ability in a staged production.