MajorThe dance major or minor experiences dance as a cultural endeavor in the liberal arts tradition. This program prepares the student to dance and perform in a variety of settings and combines the discipline of dance with other areas of study. One credit dance technique courses (111, 112, 113, 211, 212, 213, 311, 312 and 313) may be counted toward the physical education requirement. If the student elects this option, the course will carry no credit and will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Courses taken to fulfill the physical education requirement cannot apply to the dance minor.
Requirements for the Dance Major
The dance major requires a minimum of 40 credit hours in the discipline. Course requirements are as follows:
1. Dance Technique: 14 hours drawn from the studio courses:
Students are required to achieve advanced level proficiency in two techniques (ballet, modern or jazz). Dance technique courses may be repeated for credit. Courses used for Physical Education credit may not count toward the Dance Major. (Note that dance students typically enroll in one or two credits of technique courses per semester)
2. Each of the following courses: Theatre 131, Dance 314 (taken twice), 315, 317, 340
3. One of the following: Theatre 325 or Dance 308 (taken through ARCHE at Emory University)
4. One of the following: Dance 400 or 410