Bachelor of Arts/Science in Dance

 Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16

Dance Program Requirements

Required Technique Courses
Complete 10.5 credits from the following; at least 1.5 credits must be DANC 3101R or higher:
Ballet Technique I
Ballet Technique II
Ballet Technique III
Ballet Technique IV
Complete 10.5 credits from the following; at least 1.5 credits must be DANC 3201R or higher:
Modern Dance I
Modern Dance II
Modern Dance III
Modern Dance IV
Required Performance Course
DANC 4800RDance Company2
Required Theory Courses
DANC 1001First Year Experience: Dance1
DANC 1160Music For Dance1
DANC 2110Introduction to Dance3
DANC 2330Improvisation2
DANC 3260Dance Production2
DANC 3510Physics & Kinesiology for Dancers I2
DANC 3710Dance in a Cultural Perspective3
DANC 3900Composition2
DANC 4510Physics & Kinesiology for Dancers II4
DANC 4600Dance Pedagogy3
DANC 4710Dance History3
DANC 4900Choreography Practicum1
DANC 4910Senior Capstone2
Elective Courses
Complete at least three (3) credits from the following:
Dance Conditioning
Social Dance
DANC 1450
Jazz Dance I
Ballroom Dance I, International Standard
Ethnic Dance I
Ballroom Dance I, International Latin
Movement for Musical Theatre
Tap Dance
Pointe I
Dance Partnering
Jazz Dance II
Ballroom Dance II - International Standard
Ballroom Dance II, International Latin
Ballroom Dance Team

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline and Discipline Depth Requirement course.

Graduation Plan - Odd Year Start

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 4800R Dance Company 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (MA) 3
First Year Recommended Elective (SSC 1010) 2
General Electives 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Technique 1.5
DANC 1160 Music For Dance 1
DANC 2110 Introduction to Dance 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 2330 Improvisation 2
DANC 3260 Dance Production 2
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
General Education (Life Sciences - BIOL 1200 recommended) 3
General Electives 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 3900 Composition 2
DANC 4800R Dance Company 2
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences & Lab) 4
Dance Elective 1
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 4510 Physics & Kinesiology for Dancers II 4
DANC 4800R Dance Company (Recommended Elective) 2
DANC 4900 Choreography Practicum 1
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Electives 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 4600 Dance Pedagogy 3
DANC 4800R Dance Company (Recommended Elective) 2
General Electives 6
 Hours14
4th Year
Fall Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 3710 Dance in a Cultural Perspective 3
DANC 4800R Dance Company (Recommended Elective) 2
General Electives 7
 Hours15
Spring Semester
DANC 4710 Dance History 3
DANC 4910 Senior Capstone 2
Dance Elective 2
General Electives 8
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Graduation Plan - Even Year Start 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 4800R Dance Company 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (MA) 3
First Year Recommended Elective (SSC 1010) 2
General Electives 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Technique 1.5
DANC 2110 Introduction to Dance 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 2330 Improvisation 2
DANC 3260 Dance Production 2
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
General Education (Life Sciences - BIOL 1200 recommended) 3
General Electives 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 1160 Music For Dance 1
DANC 3900 Composition 2
DANC 4800R Dance Company 2
General Education (Physical Sciences & Lab) 4
General Elective 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 3710 Dance in a Cultural Perspective 3
DANC 4800R Dance Company (Recommended Elective) 2
DANC 4900 Choreography Practicum 1
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 4710 Dance History 3
DANC 4800R Dance Company (Recommended Elective) 2
General Electives 7
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
Ballet Technique 1.5
Modern Dance 1.5
DANC 4510 Physics & Kinesiology for Dancers II 4
DANC 4800R Dance Company (Recommended Elective) 2
General Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring Semester
DANC 4600 Dance Pedagogy 3
DANC 4910 Senior Capstone 2
Dance Elective 2
General Electives 8
 Hours15
 Total Hours120