Meredith College Homepage

 

Dance at Meredith - Celebrating 30 Years / Program of Study

Dance performance

Meredith’s dance program provides students with the opportunity to develop artistically through disciplined training, creative exploration and self-discovery. Students participate in an active learning environment that fosters their growth as choreographers, performers and teachers. In addition to in-depth technical training, the curriculum explores the history of dance as an art form and prepares students to write, speak, research and think critically and creatively about dance. Students will be able to apply artistic, intellectual and physical knowledge of dance to a variety of professional settings.

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Dance Studies
Students majoring in dance studies are required to complete 58 credit hours, 46 of which are the prescribed core curriculum and 12 hours of approved dance electives.

Dance Studies Minor
Students minoring in dance studies are required to complete 20 credit hours, which include 12 hours of courses that focus on dance technique, composition and history, and six hours of approved dance electives.

Professional Performance Certificate
The Professional Performance Certificate is open by audition to students who have declared a major in Dance Studies. Coursework in advanced technique, advanced performance with faculty and professional choreographers, internships, and approved off-campus study is designed to prepare students for professional performance in regional and national markets.

Dance course descriptions »

Undergraduate course catalogue »


Required Major Courses

DAN-160 - Perspectives in Dance (2 - 2.00 cr.)

DAN-159 - Movement Improvisation (2.00 cr.)

DAN-200 - Dance in Society (3.00 cr.)

DAN-256 - Dance Composition I (3.00 cr.)

DAN-260 - Movement Analysis (3.00 cr.)

DAN-261 - Music for Dance (1.00 cr.)

DAN-290 - Production for Dance (3.00 cr.)

DAN-297 - Methods of Research in Dance (3.00 cr.)

DAN-352 - Dance Repertory (1.00 cr.)

DAN-356 - Dance Composition II (3.00 cr.)

DAN-360 - Movement Structure and Function (3.00 cr.)

DAN-359 - Dance History (3.00 cr.)

DAN-761 - Theory & Approaches to Dance Education (3.00 cr.)

DAN-762 - Methods of Teaching Dance, K-12 (3.00 cr.)

- or -

DAN-455 - Performing Arts Administration (3.00 cr.)

Dance Technique: Total of 7 credits to include:

DAN 253, 353 and/or 453; DAN 358; or DAN 456 Modern II, III and/or IV; Move Stud for Somatics or MDT (3 credits)

DAN 251, 351 and/or 451 Ballet II, III and/or IV (3 credits)

DAN 254, 354, 454; or DAN 156 Jazz II, III, IV; World Dance (1 credit)

Capstone: 3 credit hours from:

DAN-763 - Reflective Teaching (3.00 cr.)

DAN-464 - Dance Practicum - Private Studio Teaching (3.00 cr.)

DAN-499 - Dance Research (3.00 cr.)


Electives

Choose 12 credit hours from the following courses.

Courses may not fulfill both core and elective requirements.

Additional Dance Technique (300 level and above, DAN 156, DAN 358 or DAN 456) (1-6 credits)

DAN-252 - Participation in Choreographic Projects (2.00 cr.)

DAN-258 - Mind/Body Integration (1 - 2.00 cr.)

DAN-259 - Improvisation II (2.00 cr.)

DAN-352 - Dance Repertory (1.00 cr.)

DAN-361 - Creative Arts Touring Company (3.00 cr.)

DAN-455 - Performing Arts Administration (3.00 cr.)

DAN-457 - Pedagogy in Dance Technique (1.00 cr.)

DAN-460 - Dance Practicum (1 - 2.00 cr.)

DAN-461 - Dance Practicum in Performance (1 - 3.00 cr.)

DAN-462 - Dance Practicum - Choreography (1 - 2.00 cr.)

DAN-463 - Dance Practicum - Technical Theatre (1 - 2.00 cr.)

DAN-480 - Internship in Performing Arts Administration (1 - 6.00 cr.)

DAN-762 - Methods of Teaching Dance, K-12 (3.00 cr.)

DAT-430 - Selected Topics in Dance and Theater (1 - 3.00 cr.)

BUS-150 - Business and Society (3.00 cr.)

- or -

BUS-300 - Principles of Management (3.00 cr.)

ESS-283 - Prevention and Care of Movement Injuries (3.00 cr.)

THE-224 - Acting I (3.00 cr.)

EDU-490 - Observation and Directed Teaching (9.00 cr.)

REQUEST INFORMATION
CLASSROOM TO CAREER
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE


    See full calendar »

    Contact Information

    Carol Finley
    Program Coordinator of Dance
    25 Weatherspoon
    (919) 760-8015
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)