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Dance (BA)

Dance Bachelors BA

Variable Credit Min

60

Variable Credit Max

60

Major Academic Plan

Title

Body, Mind, Spirit Connection

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to express in written, movement, and oral presentation the body, mind, spirit connection through applied knowledge in dance science, somatic theory, and movement studies.

Title

Dance Making

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to perform and choreograph dance works that demonstrate an awareness of historical and cultural contexts, application of the choreographic processes, and the shaping of a personal aesthetic.

Title

Interdisciplinary Integration

Learning Outcome

Students will integrate their dance education with an accompanying self-selected minor or area of outside focus through thoughtful reflective practice.

Title

Citizenship

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to value and model professional and civic engagement.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Dance is an open enrollment program. Students may declare the Dance BA major upon entry to the university and will be assigned a dance major advisor.

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.

Requirement 1 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

Note: CELL 220 is preferred.

course - Human Anatomy (w/ virtual lab) 3.0

course - Human Anatomy (with lab) 4.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Contemp Mdrn, Tech & Theory 2 - You may take once 2.0

course - Urban & Street Dance Forms 1.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 8 Courses

course - Conditioning 2.0

course - Std Wrkshp Improv & Choreog - You may take once 1.0

course - Freshman Seminar in Dance 1.0

course - Adv Writing for Dance 3.0

course - Kinesiology for Dancers 4.0

course - Seminar in Dance 1.0

course - Dance History 1 2.0

course - Capstone in Dance 2.0

Requirement 4 — Complete 1 of 4 Courses

course - Cont Mdrn Dnce Choreo Interm 2.0

course - World Dance Choreography 2.0

course - Ballroom Dance Choreography 2.0

course - Ballet Choreography - You may take once 2.0

Requirement 5 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Principles of Somatics 2.0

course - Laban Movement Analysis 2.0

Requirement 6 — Complete 1 of 3 Courses

course - DANCE DIASPORA 3.0

course - Dance & Identity 2.0

course - Dance- A Reflection of Culture 2.0

course - Special Topics & Issues - You may take once 2.0

Requirement 7 — Complete 1 of 4 Courses

course - Music for Dancers 2.0

course - Dnc Prductn Intro 2.0

course - Dance and Film 2.0

course - Special Topics & Issues - You may take once 2.0

Requirement 8 — Complete 1 of 8 Courses

course - Creative Dance Elementary Edu 2.0

course - Tchg Mthds of Mdrn & Cont Dnce 2.0

course - MthdsTchg Chld Creative Dance 2.0

course - Mthds of Tchg World Dance 2.0

course - Methods of Tchg Social Dance 2.0

course - Methods of Teaching Ballet 2.0

course - Theory & Not of Intl Ballroom 2.0

course - Theory & Not of Intl Latin Dnc 2.0

Requirement 9 — Complete 3 of 21 Courses

course - Jazz Dance Technique 1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Tap Dance Technique 1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Contemp Mdrn, Tech & Theory 1 - You may take once 1.5

course - Contemp Mdrn, Tech & Theory 2 - You may take once 2.0

course - Std Workshop Cont Mdrn Dance - You may take once 2.5

course - Urban & Street Dance Forms 1.0

course - World Dance Technique 1 1.0

course - American Clog Dance Tech 1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Cultural Dance Forms 1.0

course - Hungarian Dance Tech1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Irish Dance Tech 1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Polynesian Dance Tech 1 1.0

course - Spanish Dance Tech 1 1.0

course - Ukrainian Dance Tech 1 1.0

course - Indian Dance: prct/thry, tech1 1.0

course - Social Dance, Technique 1 1.0

course - Cntry Wstrn Soc Dnc, Intrmd 1.0

course - Ballroom Dnce, Intl Tech 1 1.0

course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 1 1.0

course - Ballet Accelerated Technique 1 1.5

course - Ballet Technique, Men - You may take once 1.5

Requirement 10 — Complete 4 hours

course - Contemp Mdrn, Tech & Theory 1 1.5

course - Ballet Technique 2 2.5

course - Jazz Dance Technique 2 1.5

course - Tap Dance Technique 2 1.0

DANCE 340R - Cont Modrn Tech & Theory 3 1.5v

course - Cntmpry Mdrn Tech Forms 2.5

course - Contemporary Partnering 1.0

course - World Dance Technique 2 1.0

course - Clog Dance Technique 2 1.0

course - Hungarian Dance Tech 2 1.0

course - Irish Dance Tech 2 1.0

course - Social Dance, Advanced 1.0

course - Ballroom Dnce, Intl Tech 2 1.0

course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 2 1.0

course - Ballroom Dnc, Intl Tech 3 1.0

course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 3 1.0

course - Ballet Technique 3 1.5v

course - Ballet Pointe 1 0.5

course - Cont Mdrn Dnc Technq & Thry 4 2.5

course - Percussive Step Styles 1.0

course - Ballroom Dnc, Intl Tech 4 1.0

course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 4 1.0

course - Ballet Pointe/Variations 0.5

course - Pas de Deux 1.0

course - Workshop in Ballet 0.5v

Requirement 11 — Complete 2 hours

Complete 2 credit hours from the following performance company option:

course - Dance Perf-1 - You may take once 0.5v

course - Young Ambassadors - You may take once 0.5v

course - Living Legends - You may take once 0.5v

course - Kinnect - You may take once 1.0v

course - DancEnsemble - You may take once 1.0v

course - Folk Dance Performance - You may take once 1.0

course - Bllrm Dnc Performance Intrmd - You may take once 1.0

course - Ballet Showcase Company - You may take once 2.0

course - Dance Perf-2 - You may take once 0.5v

course - Contemporary Dance Theatre - You may take once 2.0

course - Folk Dance Performance Co - You may take once 2.0

course - Ballroom Dance Performance Co - You may take once 2.0v

course - Preparation for Bllrm Comptitn - You may take once 1.0

course - Theatre Ballet - You may take once 2.0

Requirement 12 — Complete 5 hours

Note: Courses fulfilling Requirement 4-9 cannot be repeated for Requirement 12

course - Dance Perf-1 - You may take once 0.5v

course - Jazz Dance Technique 1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Aerial Dance Tech 1.0

course - Tap Dance Technique 1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Contemp Mdrn, Tech & Theory 2 - You may take once 2.0

course - Std Workshop Cont Mdrn Dance - You may take once 2.5

course - Urban & Street Dance Forms 1.0

course - Music for Dancers 2.0

course - World Dance Technique 1 1.0

course - American Clog Dance Tech 1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Cultural Dance Forms 1.0

course - Hungarian Dance Tech1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Irish Dance Tech 1 - You may take once 1.0

course - Polynesian Dance Tech 1 1.0

course - Exploration of Teaching - You may take once 3.0

course - Spanish Dance Tech 1 1.0

course - Ukrainian Dance Tech 1 1.0

course - Indian Dance: prct/thry, tech1 1.0

course - Social Dance, Technique 1 1.0

course - Cntry Wstrn Soc Dnc, Intrmd 1.0

course - Ballroom Dnce, Intl Tech 1 1.0

course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 1 1.0

course - Ballet Accelerated Technique 1 1.5

course - Ballet Technique 2 - You may take once 2.5

course - Ballet Technique, Men - You may take once 1.5

course - MT in Contemporary Culture 1.0

course - Young Ambassadors - You may take once 0.5v

course - Dance for Elementary Classroom 2.0

course - Living Legends - You may take once 0.5v

course - Script, Mvmnt & Score Analysis 1.0

course - Jazz Dance Technique 2 - You may take once 1.5

course - Cougarette Performing Team - You may take once 2.0

course - Tap Dance Technique 2 - You may take once 1.0

course - Cont Modrn Tech & Theory 3 - You may take once 1.5v

course - Cntmpry Mdrn Tech Forms - You may take once 2.5

course - Principles of Somatics 2.0

course - Mth Tch Dance Soc Grps ScEd 2.0

course - Kinnect - You may take once 1.0v

course - Laban Movement Analysis 2.0

course - Dance & Identity 2.0

course - Dnc Prductn Intro 2.0

course - Dance- A Reflection of Culture 2.0

course - Dance and Film 2.0

course - Special Topics & Issues - You may take once 2.0

DANCE 361 - MDT Choreographic Styles 3.0

course - Cont Mdrn Dnce Choreo Interm 2.0

course - Dance Improvisation, Interm - You may take once 1.0

course - Contemporary Partnering 1.0

course - Creative Dance Elementary Edu 2.0

course - Tchg Mthds of Mdrn & Cont Dnce 2.0

course - MthdsTchg Chld Creative Dance 2.0

course - DancEnsemble - You may take once 1.0v

course - World Dance Technique 2 1.0

course - Clog Dance Technique 2 - You may take once 1.0

course - Hungarian Dance Tech 2 - You may take once 1.0

course - Irish Dance Tech 2 - You may take once 1.0

course - Mthds of Tchg World Dance 2.0

course - World Dance Choreography 2.0

course - Folk Dance Performance - You may take once 1.0

course - Social Dance, Advanced - You may take once 1.0

course - Ballroom Dnce, Intl Tech 2 - You may take once 1.0

course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 2 - You may take once 1.0

course - Ballroom Dnc, Intl Tech 3 - You may take once 1.0

course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 3 - You may take once 1.0

course - Methods of Tchg Social Dance 2.0

course - Ballroom Dance Choreography 2.0

course - Bllrm Dnc Performance Intrmd - You may take once 1.0

course - Ballet Technique 3 - You may take once 1.5v

course - Ballet Technique 4 - You may take once 3.0

course - Ballet Pointe 1 - You may take once 0.5

course - Ballet Pointe 2 - You may take once 1.0

course - Methods of Teaching Ballet 2.0

course - Ballet Choreography - You may take once 2.0

DANCE 398R - Ballet Showcase Company - You may take once 2.0

course - Academic Intrnshp: Gen'l Dance - You may take once 0.5v

course - Academic Internship: Dance BFA - You may take once 0.5v

course - Academic Internship: Ballroom - You may take once 0.5v

course - Academic Internship: Dance Ed - You may take once 0.5v

course - MDT Sr Performance Project 1.0

course - Dance Perf-2 - You may take once 0.5v

course - Cont Mdrn Dnc Technq & Thry 4 - You may take once 2.5

course - Choreo, Adv - You may take once 2.0

course - K-12 Dance Curriculum Design 2.0

course - Dance Teaching Pract and Mgmt 3.0

course - Contemporary Dance Theatre - You may take once 2.0

course - Percussive Step Styles - You may take once 1.0

course - Sec Student Teaching in Dance 12.0

course - Folk Dance Performance Co - You may take once 2.0

course - Social Dance, Technique 3 - You may take once 1.0

course - Ballroom Dnc, Intl Tech 4 - You may take once 1.0

course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 4 - You may take once 1.0

course - Theory & Not of Intl Ballroom 2.0

course - Theory & Not of Intl Latin Dnc 2.0

course - Ballroom Dance Performance Co - You may take once 2.0

course - Preparation for Bllrm Comptitn - You may take once 1.0

course - Ballet Technique 5 - You may take once 3.0

course - Ballet Pointe/Variations - You may take once 0.5

course - Pas de Deux - You may take once 1.0

course - Theatre Ballet - You may take once 2.0

course - Workshop in Ballet - You may take once 0.5v

course - Workshop in Ballroom - You may take once 0.5v

course - Studies in Dance - You may take once 0.5v

course - Adv Dance Tech Workshop - You may take once 1.0v

course - Advanced Studio Workshop - You may take once 1.0v

course - Choreographic Styles 3.0

Requirement 13 — Complete 1 Options

Requirement 13.1 —Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Complete an approved minor outside of dance. Note: Chosen minor may not be a dance minor, and must be completed as part of your graduation requirements.

Requirement 13.2 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Complete 15 credit hours in a concentrated area of study outside of the Dept. of Dance. These credits should support a cross-disciplinary understanding of how a dance education can integrate into post graduate pursuits. Examples include but are not limited to the following graduate studies/career pursuits: Dance Movement Therapy, Physical Therapy, Medicine, Occupational Therapy. A justification letter regarding outside electives must accompany your student development plan and all credits must be approved by your faculty advisor and the Dance BA Committee Chair.