Prior to Moderation, students must take a minimum of 4 credits in technique and 6 credits in composition. 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. Once accepted, students may choose to concentrate in creative work, performance, or both.
Upper College Course Work
Once a student moderates, requirements for the major include two courses in movement practices per semester, including three ballet courses; at least one course in a dance form or practice of the African diaspora; three levels of dance composition (if concentrating in performance, two levels); Dance 355, Anatomy for the Dancer; Dance 335, Problems in Dance and Performance History: The Postmodern Shift; a music course; two courses in practicing arts disciplines outside of dance; an additional history course outside of the Dance Program; a writing and/or criticism course (e.g., Philosophy and the Arts); a full year of technique under the Dance Program professional partnership (ADF); and Junior/Senior Seminar. Additionally, attendance at Dance Workshop is required of all majors. Held each semester, the workshop helps students prepare for any one of four annual productions.