The BFA in Dance Performance is a skill based pre-professional program with an emphasis on teaching dance technique. While the program is “contemporary” in emphasis it offers a full slate of courses in ballet, jazz and tap as well studies in history, kinesiology, choreography, and pedagogy.
All majors in the BFA in Dance Performance must complete the Core Requirements (35 hours). The major itself requires 83 hours beyond the university core. A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses required for the BFA Dance major. Note: Technique placement/advancement by audition and/or faculty consent only. Higher level technique classes may be substituted for lower levels in the same technique; however, the total number of semesters required in each technique remains the same.
Majors must complete six semesters each of Ballet and Modern technique including two semesters in Level III of each discipline. Majors must complete an additional two semesters in Level IV of either Ballet or Modern. Dance majors care expected to enroll in two technique classes (Ballet, Modern or Jazz) every semester.
General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence