Dance MajorDance Minor


Bachelor of Arts Degree

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 or ballet 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 Department’s 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 combination, and a final across-the-floor ballet or modern 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 with faculty to discuss goals and receive program information. Students will be notified about acceptance into the program within a week following the audition.

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.

Course Rotation Grid
*Please note that the course offerings are subject to change at the department's discretion.

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The dance minor is designed for students who wish to continue their dance training while pursuing another 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.

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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 I 2 Credits
DANC 2210 Tap Dance Technique II 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 3320 Modern Dance III: Contemporary Dance Technique 2 Credits
DANC 3330 Modern Dance IV: Contemporary Dance Technique 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 4200 Analysis and Criticism of Dance 2 Credits
DANC 4300 Dance Pedagogy 2 Credits
DANC 4490 Special Topics 2 Credits
DANC 4500 Choreography 2 Credits

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