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Dance B.A.

Theatre Arts & Dance Dept
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 45
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The B.A. in dance emphasizes general studies of contemporary dance in a global context. This degree prepares the student for further studies in such areas of dance as performance, choreography, dance theory, teaching, arts management, movement therapy, and kinesiology.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Admission into the B.A. program is by audition only.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of any second language.
Major Core
DNCE 1601 - Dance Improvisation (1.0 cr)
DNCE 1626 - Music for Dance [AH] (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3010 - Modern Dance Technique 5 (2.0 cr)
DNCE 3020 - Modern Dance Technique 6 (2.0 cr)
DNCE 3401W - Dance History 1 [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3402W - Dance History 2 [WI] (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3601 - Dance Composition 1 (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3602 - Dance Composition 2 (3.0 cr)
DNCE 3901 - Survival Strategies in Dance (3.0 cr)
DNCE 4443 - Theorizing Dancing Bodies (3.0 cr)
DNCE 4601 - Dance Composition 3 (3.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· DNCE 3700 - Performance (1.0 cr)
· DNCE 5700 - Performance (1.0 cr)
Electives
Students must take a total of at least 12 credits in electives. Electives may be fulfilled by courses in dance or in fields related to dance. For example, courses in music, theatre, art history, kinesiology, cultural studies, speech communications, gender studies, as agreed upon between the student and dance adviser. At least 9 credits must be at 3xxx or above. No more than 3 credits in technique may be counted.
Senior Seminar
DNCE 4901 - Senior Seminar (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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DNCE 1601 - Dance Improvisation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Individual ways of moving linked to fundamental elements of dance: time, space, and energy. Metered time, musical phrasing. Movement speed, shape, and quality. Creative process, individual movement vocabulary, structural devices in dance. prereq: Concurrent registration in a modern dance technique course, dept consent
DNCE 1626 - Music for Dance (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cultural gravity of the Western perspective. Ways global regions express natural laws of acoustics through music while considering historical, political, and ethical issues around the relationship between music and dance. Workshops, practice, and exercises. prereq: dept consent
DNCE 3010 - Modern Dance Technique 5
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of principles of space, time, energy. Alignment, power from pelvic center, rotation/turnout, muscular tonality, joint articulation, clarity of intent, stretch, strength, stamina. prereq: dept consent, audition
DNCE 3020 - Modern Dance Technique 6
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 3010. Application of principles of space, time, energy. Alignment, power from pelvic center, rotation/turnout, muscular tonality, joint articulation, clarity of intent, stretch, strength, stamina. prereq: 3010, dept consent, audition
DNCE 3401W - Dance History 1 (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historiography of dance, 20th century through present. Reconstruction/incorporation of dance practice in context of globalization. Artistic choices as influenced by complex history of performing arts and terrain of body/politics.
DNCE 3402W - Dance History 2 (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
History/theory of dance in varied forms/aspects. From development of ballet through 20th century modern dance. Second half of year-long survey. prereq: 3401W
DNCE 3601 - Dance Composition 1
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Movement, vocabulary in relation to theme, space, time, energy, and body parts; solo, duet, and trio forms. prereq: 1020, 1601, concurrent regis in a modern dance technique course, dept consent
DNCE 3602 - Dance Composition 2
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Movement, vocabulary in relation to theme, space, time, energy, and body parts. Solo, duet, and trio forms. prereq: 3601, dept consent, concurrent regis in a modern dance technique course
DNCE 3901 - Survival Strategies in Dance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Strategies fundamental to a dancer's survival. Injury prevention/care. Development of healthy dietary and muscular/skeletal habits. Career tracks. prereq: Dance major, dept consent
DNCE 4443 - Theorizing Dancing Bodies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01678
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major developments in Western philosophic thought on dance and dance theory, from its beginnings to present. prereq: 3402W or instr consent
DNCE 4601 - Dance Composition 3
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Continuation of movement vocabulary through improvisation, analysis of form and structure, experimentation with tone and performance persona. Effects of lights/costumes/text/props/music; development of larger ensemble works. prereq: 3602, concurrent regis in a modern dance technique course, dept consent
DNCE 3700 - Performance
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creation or reconstruction of a dance theatre work under the direction of a guest artist or faculty member. Work is performed at the end of the rehearsal period. prereq: Concurrent enrollment in a technique course, audition, dept consent
DNCE 5700 - Performance
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Technique, improvisation, choreography, music, design, and technical production as they relate to dance performance. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in technique course, dept consent
DNCE 4901 - Senior Seminar
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: Dnce 4901/Th 4901
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of senior project, alone or in groups, under guidance of faculty members. prereq: Sr, [Dnce or Th major]