Oct 22, 2018  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Dance (BA)


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Dance Department

 

Major required credits: 41-42

 

GPA requirements:

  • 3.0 in major
  • 2.7 overall



 

Requirements for the Major


Additional Core Requirements - Credits: 3-4


Students must select from Group 1, Group 2, or Group 3

Group 1: Dance Theory and Practice (Technique)


 Select two of the following courses totaling 4 credits bringing your total major credits to 42 for a BA in Dance. 

Group 2: Composition and Technology


Select one of the following courses totaling 3 credits bringing your total major credits to 41 for a BA in Dance.

Group 3: Social and Historical Perspectives


Select one of the following courses totaling 3 credits bringing your total major credits to 41 for a BA in Dance.

Dance Theory - Practice: Competency Based Requirements


Competency-based assessment constitutes the specification of knowledge, physical ability (technique) and proficiency. The application and synthesis of practice and theory competencies are required for employment in the dance field. The assessments developed by the dance faculty are flexible which allows the department to meet the changing demands of the dance field. In addition to successful completion of all Dance Core Courses, (including proficiency to Modern Dance IV), candidates for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance  from Slippery Rock university are required to demonstrate technical proficiency as indicated below:

  • Modern Dance    (Level IV Proficiency)
  • Ballet                (Level III Proficiency)
  • Jazz                  (Level III Proficiency)

Demonstrated achievement of Level III technical proficiency in Ballet and Jazz will be determined by performance-based assessment of candidates for the BA Degree in Dance from Slippery Rock University by members of the dance faculty.

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