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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance (B.A.)

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Maurice Fraga, Associate Professor of Dance
Shingleton 26, (540) 665-4565, mfraga@su.edu

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: (Cultural Understanding Region)

Total: 3 credits

Total: 17.5 credits

3rd Year – Spring

Total: 15.5 credits

4th Year – Fall

  • Credit(s): 1 or 2
  • DA Dance Technique Elective(s) Credit(s): 2 *
  • 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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