The 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.
Major Student Learning Objectives - Students graduating with a Dance major from Agnes Scott College will be able to:
- demonstrate a physical and conceptual understanding of dance techniques, concepts, artistry and terminology and apply them in performance;
- demonstrate dance literacy, which includes the ability to use Labanotation and analysis;
- demonstrate command of the choreographic tools necessary to creating and directing their own work;
- demonstrate a kinesthetic awareness of how to use the body as an instrument in creating expressive and unique movements through improvisation;
- demonstrate compositional elements such as space, time, energy and intent in the creation of a piece of choreography;
- demonstrate advanced concepts of composition such as ABA, rondo, canon, theme and variation, and use of site-specific choreography;
- critically analyze the elements of a dance performance or production.