- Courses fulfill:
- Core Curriculum Requirement: Creative Arts
- Degree & certificate plan requirements
- Courses are offered at these campuses:
Our dance programs offer courses in a variety of styles for everyone from the complete novice to the most advanced dancer. You can find your place in our department.
Reasons to Study Dance
- Fulfill a core curriculum requirement
- Enjoy an excellent source of exercise
- Challenge your body mentally and physically
- Meet new people and try new things
And dance is fun!
You can be a part of student-based dance companies that perform both on and off campus in informal and formal concerts.
Plus, our dance companies are committed to community involvement through outreach programs.
- Northeast Campus: Movers Unlimited
- Northwest Campus: Mosaic Dance Project
- South Campus: Continuum Dance Company
- Southeast Campus: Fusion Dance Company
If you are a student on Northeast or Northwest Campus who has a strong interest in dance technique and performance, you can complete an 18-hour dance specialization.
Reasons to Complete the Specialization
- Transfer to a university-level program to pursue a degree in dance
- Earn a promotion or pay raise if you are a dance studio teacher
- Broaden your technical and performance experience in dance
Requirement: 18 Credit Hours
- Modern Dance–4 semesters (4 credit hours)
- Ballet–4 semesters (4 credit hours)
- Jazz and/or Tap–2 semesters (2 credit hours)
- Dance Performance–2 semesters (2 credit hours)
- Dance Appreciation–1 semester (3 credit hours)
- Dance Composition–1 semester (3 credit hours)
Upon the completion of 18 hours in the dance specialization, you will receive a written recognition of accomplishments in dance technique and performance.
This dance specialization is not a certificate of completion.
Linda Quinn, Professor of Dance
Lacreacia Sanders, Associate Professor of Dance
Kiera Amison, Instructor of Dance
Brandy M. Niccolai-Belfi, Associate Professor of Dance
Updated September 18, 2017