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Dance Program of Study


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
Students majoring in dance are required to complete 47 credit hours, 32 of which are the prescribed core curriculum and 15 hours of approved dance electives.

Dance Major with a Concentration in Dance Education and K-12 License
Students majoring in dance with a concentration in Dance Education and K-12 License are required to complete 84 hours, which include 32 core curriculum and an additional 52 hours of dance and education-related courses.

Dance Major with a Concentration in Private Dance Studio Teaching
Students majoring in dance with a concentration in Private Dance Studio Teaching are required to complete 63 hours, which include 32 core curriculum and an additional 31 hours of dance-related courses.

Dance Minor
Students minoring in dance are required to complete 19 credit hours, which include 13 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.

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Dance Majors Core Curriculum - 32 credit hoursDAN - 159: Movement Improvisation (2 cr.)
DAN - 160: Perspectives in Dance (2 cr.)
DAN - 200: Dance in Society (3 cr.)
DAN - 251: Ballet II (1 cr.)
DAN - 253: Modern II (1 cr.)
DAN - 254: Jazz II (1 cr.)
DAN - 256: Dance Composition I (3 cr.)
DAN - 260: Movement Analysis (3 cr.)
DAN - 297: Methods of Research in Dance (3 cr.)
DAN - 352: Dance Repertory (1 cr.)
DAN - 359: Western Theatrical Dance (3 cr.)
DAN - 761: Theory & Approaches to Dance Education (3 cr.)
Technique at 300-400 level (3)
Senior Portfolio (0)
* The Senior Portfolio serves as culminating documentation of the student’s work in the Dance major. This digital portfolio includes a written reflection on curricular and co-curricular learning in dance at Meredith; a professional resume, headshot, and biography.

Electives Choose from the following courses
(At least 7 credit hours must be 300 level or above)
Addt’l Dance Tech. at 300-400 level DAN 149, or DAN 249 (1-6)
DAN - 252: Participation in Choreographic Projects (2 cr.)
DAN - 258: Mind/Body Integration (1 cr.)
DAN - 259: Improvisation II (1 cr.)
DAN - 261: Music for Dance (1 cr.)
DAN - 290: Production for Dance (3 cr.)
DAN - 352: Dance Repertory (1 cr.)
DAN - 356: Dance Composition II (3 cr.)
DAN - 358: Movement Studio for Somatics (2 cr.)
DAN - 360: Movement Structure and Function (4 cr.)
DAN - 455: Performing Arts Administration (3 cr.)
DAN - 457: Pedagogy in Dance Technique (2 cr.)
DAN - 460: Dance Practicum (1 cr.)
DAN - 461: Dance Practicum in Performance (1 cr.)
DAN - 462: Dance Practicum - Choreography (1 cr.)
DAN - 463: Dance Practicum - Technical Theatre (1 cr.)
DAN - 480: Internship in Performing Arts Administration (1 cr.)
DAN - 498: Honors Thesis in Dance (3 cr.)
or
DAN - 499: Dance Research (3 cr.)
DAN - 762: Methods of Teaching Dance, K-12 (3 cr.)
DAT - 430: Selected Topics in Dance and Theater (1 cr.)
ESS - 283: Prevention and Care of Movement Injuries (3 cr.)
PED - 129: Pilates (1 cr.)
PED - 148: Yoga (1 cr.)
THE - 224: Acting I (3 cr.)

Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.



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Carol Finley
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