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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance (B.A.)


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Maurice Fraga, Associate Professor of Dance
Shingleton 26, (540) 665-4565, [email protected]

The Bachelor of Arts in Dance curriculum is designed for students who are interested in a broad general education while continuing to pursue their dance studies. It is suitable for students preparing for careers in dance history, therapy, kinesiology and library science. An audition is required for entrance into the program.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Dance will be able to:

  • demonstrate technical skill and artistry in a variety of styles and performance settings;
  • improvise and compose dance in a variety of forms, employing a variety of methods and technologies;
  • demonstrate knowledge of dance history, aesthetics, production and science; and
  • demonstrate research, writing, presentation, entrepreneurial and advocacy skills appropriate to furthering a professional career in dance or a related field.

Course and Credit Requirements


Dance majors must enroll in both ballet and modern dance technique during their first two semesters in residence at Shenandoah University.

1st Year – Fall


Total: 15.5 credits


1st Year – Spring


Total: 15.5 credits


2nd Year – Fall


Total: 15.5 credits


2nd Year – Spring


Total: 16.5 credits


3rd Year – Fall


Theatre History Elective


Select from: (Domain 2 )

Total: 3 credits

Total: 17.5 credits


3rd Year – Spring


Total: 15.5 credits


4th Year – Fall


  • DA 498 Culminating Project Credit(s): 1 or 2
  • DA Dance Technique Elective(s) Credit(s): 2 *
  • DAPE 135 Tap I Credit(s): 1
  • Open Elective(s) Credit(s): 9 (not to include performance or skill-based instruction)

Total: 13 credits


4th Year – Spring


Total: 12 credits


Degree Total: 121 credits


*Minimum grade of “C” required.

(ALT) Offered on alternating schedule; consult with advisor.

Bachelor of Arts in Dance majors are encouraged to participate in all main-stage productions of the Dance Division as either cast or crew.

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