ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Dance Major               Dance Minor

 

DANCE MAJOR

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Department of Dance
(770) 423-6789

This liberal arts degree in dance is designed to provide students with a diverse and comprehensive curricular experience, preparing them for a variety of career options in dance and other related fields. Students audition to be accepted into the program and have the option of pursuing a concentrated study in modern, ballet or jazz dance forms. The core curriculum prepares students with a theoretical and practical experience of dance, while the 15-hour concentration allows students to develop technical proficiency in the area selected.

The 3-credit applied professionals skills requirement allows students to receive academic credit for professional internships and practical experience in the field. The senior seminar and senior project requirements ensure that graduates gain a creative and scholarly understanding of the art form, emphasizing a scholar-artist approach that is central to the Departmentís educational mission.


Audition Requirements

All students entering the program must demonstrate technical and artistic aptitude capable of successfully completing the program of study. The audition process will consist of a 30-minute ballet barre warm-up, followed by a short center-floor modern/ jazz combination, and a final across-the-floor ballet, modern or jazz combination. Students must bring appropriate footwear to the audition. Students are not required to prepare a solo combination for the audition. Following the audition class, students will meet individually with faculty to discuss goals and receive program information. Students will be notified about acceptance into the program within a week following the audition. To register for an audition, receive audition information or schedule a special audition (for students who are unable to attend the regularly scheduled audition due to unavoidable circumstances), please view the dance Website under the College of the Arts www.kennesaw.edu/dance or contact
770-423-6789.


Transfer Auditions

Students who wish to transfer to the Department of Dance at KSU from another institution or from another department follow the same audition procedures as new students. A special audition may be scheduled for students who wish to enter the program at a time when regular auditions are not scheduled.


Course Placement

At the time of acceptance into the program, students will be advised about course scheduling and technical level placement. The individual course instructor reserves the right to request a student to take a different level technique course if the student is not technically at the level appropriate for the course.


Applied Professional Sequence (Internship)

Students are encouraged to complete the above requirement only at the junior and/or senior academic levels. Every student will be assigned a faculty internship advisor, and will be required to obtain approval from the advisor prior to pursuing an internship or professional opportunities in the field. Students may substitute a DANC 4490 course for this requirement.


General Education: 42 Credits
  Fitness for Living 3 Credits
 
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) : 18 Credits
DANC 2000 Dance History I 3 Credits
FL 2002 Intermediate level foreign language 3 Credits

DANC 2713

OR DANC 4490

Dance Production

OR Special Topics in Dance

8 Credits*
Any two from the following:
DANC 2100 African Dance Tech 2 Credits
DANC 2200 Tap Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 2300 Ethnic Dance Forms 2 Credits
DANC 2400 Social Dance 2 Credits
DANC 2500 Indian Dance Technique 2 Credits
* Dance Production or Special Topics in Dance must be taken 4 times for a total of 8 credits
 
Upper Division Major Requirements: 27 Credits
Upper Level Core Requirements: 12 Credits
DANC 4010 History II 3 Credits
DANC 4100 Dance Kinesiology 3 Credits
DANC 4200 Analysis and Criticism of Dance 3 Credits
DANC 4300 Dance Pedagogy 3 Credits
Plus one of the following concentrations: 15 Credits
Ballet Concentration
DANC 4500 Choreography 3 Credits
DANC 3210 Jazz Dance: Styles II 2 Credits
DANC 3310 Modern Dance II: Contemporary Dance Techniques 2 Credits
Any four from the following for a total of 8 credit hours:
Ballet I, II, and III can only be taken twice for credit; Ballet IV can be taken up to four times for credit.
DANC 3100 Ballet I: Classical Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3110 Ballet II: Classical Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3120 Ballet III: Classical Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3130 Ballet IV: Classical Dance Technique 2 Credits
Plus one of the following:
DANC 3400 Movement for Performers 2 Credits
DANC 3500 Pas de Deux/Pointe 2 Credits
DANC 3600 Dance Improvisation 2 Credits
DANC 3700 Body Conditioning and Somatics 2 Credits
 
Modern Concentration
DANC 4500 Choreography 3 Credits
DANC 3210 Jazz Dance: Styles II 2 Credits
DANC 3310 Modern Dance II: Contemporary Dance Techniques 2 Credits
Any four from the following for a total of 8 credit hours:
Modern I, II, and III can only be taken twice for credit; Modern IV can be taken up to four times for credit.
DANC 3300 Modern Dance I: Contemporary Dance Techniques 2 Credits
DANC 3310 Modern Dance II: Contemporary Dance Techniques 2 Credits
DANC 3320 Modern Dance III: Contemporary Dance Techniques 2 Credits
DANC 3330 Modern Dance IV: Contemporary Dance Techniques 2 Credits
Plus one of the following:
DANC 3400 Movement for Performers 2 Credits
DANC 3500 Pas de Deux/Pointe 2 Credits
DANC 3600 Dance Improvisation 2 Credits
DANC 3700 Body Conditioning and Somatics 2 Credits
 
Jazz Concentration
DANC 4500 Choreography 3 Credits
DANC 3001 Musical Theater Dance: Styles II 2 Credits
DANC 3310 Modern Dance II: Contemporary Dance Techniques 2 Credits
Any four from the following for a total of 8 credit hours:
Jazz I, II, and III can only be taken twice for credit; Jazz IV can be taken up to four times for credit.
DANC 3200 Jazz Dance: Styles I 2 Credits
DANC 3210 Jazz Dance: Styles II 2 Credits
DANC 3220 Jazz Dance: Styles III 2 Credits
DANC 3230 Jazz Dance: Styles IV 2 Credits
Plus one of the following:
DANC 3400 Mvt. for the Performer 2 Credits
DANC 3500 Pas de Deux/Pointe 2 Credits
DANC 3600 Dance Improvisation 2 Credits
DANC 3700 Body Cond/Somatics 2 Credits
 
DANC 4800 Senior Seminar 3 Credits
DANC 4900 Senior Project 3 Credits
DANC 3398 or DANC 4400 Applied Professional Skills (Internship) or Directed Study 3 Credits
Related Studies: 12 Credits
12 hours of upper-division studies beyond the major requirements as approved by the academic advisor. Lower-division courses may also be approved when appropriate.
 
Free Electives: 12 Credits
Any course in the university curriculum.
TOTAL: 123 hours

 

 

DANCE MINOR ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

MINOR IN DANCE

The dance minor is designed for students who wish to continue their dance training while pursuing any major field of study offered at Kennesaw State University. Of the 15 credit hours required for the dance minor, 9 must be taken at the upper division level.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 15

 

Required 3 credits:
DANC 2000 or DANC 4010 Dance History I or Dance History II 3 Credits
 
12 credit hours from any of the following courses:
DANC 2100 African Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 2200 Tap Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 2300 Ethnic Dance Forms 2 Credits
DANC 2400 Social Dance 2 Credits
DANC 2500 Indian Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 2713 Dance Production 2 Credits
DANC 3000 Musical Theater Dance: Styles I 2 Credits
DANC 3001 Musical Theater Dance: Styles II 2 Credits
DANC 3100 Ballet I: Classical Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3110 Ballet II: Classical Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3120 Ballet III: Classical Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3130 Ballet IV: Classical Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3200 Jazz Dance: Styles I 2 Credits
DANC 3210 Jazz Dance: Styles II 2 Credits
DANC 3220 Jazz Dance: Styles III 2 Credits
DANC 3230 Jazz Dance: Styles IV 2 Credits
DANC 3300 Modern Dance I: Contemporary Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3310 Modern Dance II: Contemporary Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3400 Movement for Performers 2 Credits
DANC 3500 Pas de Deux/Pointe 2 Credits
DANC 3600 Dance Improvisation 2 Credits
DANC 3700 Body Conditioning and Somatics 2 Credits
DANC 4100 Dance Kinesiology 2 Credits
DANC 4201 Analysis and Criticism of Dance 2 Credits
DANC 4300 Dance Pedagogy 2 Credits
DANC 4490 Special Topics 2 Credits
DANC 4500 Choreography 2 Credits

 

Dance Major            Dance Minor

 

 

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