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Courses for a Degree in Dance

In addition to a focus on dance courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Dance Technique Courses:

  • Ballet
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Pointe and Pas de Deux

Dance Choreography Courses:

  • Improvisation
  • Structure Solos
  • Group Forms
  • Environmental

Dance Performance Courses:

  • Ballet
  • Musical Theatre
  • University Dance Company

Dance Theory/ History Courses:

  • Rhythm and Music Structure
  • World Dance
  • Ideokinesis (an approach to the improvement of human posture and body movement)
  • Video for Dance
  • Dance for Children
  • Dance History  

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology