Prior to Moderation, students must take a minimum of
All moderating students must submit choreography for consideration in one of the year's two Moderation dance concerts. Each moderating student must present performance work for acceptance into the major.
- four credits in technique and
- three credits in dance composition.
Once accepted, students may choose to concentrate in creative work, performance, or both.
Once a student moderates, requirements for the major include
Additionally, attendance at Dance Workshop is required of all majors. Held each semester, the workshops help students prepare for any one of four annual productions. For the Senior Project, students prepare choreography, performance, or other material of appropriate scope for public presentation. All Senior Projects include a 20- to 30-page paper that synthesizes interests in areas outside of dance where appropriate and relates these processes to the development of the specific work presented.
- two courses in technique per semester (including three ballet and one world dance and culture course);
- three levels of dance composition (if concentrating in performance, two levels);
- Dance 250, Anatomy for the Dancer;
- Dance 360, Dance History;
- a music course;
- two courses in practicing arts disciplines outside of dance;
- an additional history course outside of the Dance Program; and
- a writing and/or criticism course (e.g., Philosophy and the Arts).