DANCE BA

120 Hours (45 Jr/Sr) Required for Graduation

KU Core:

          Goal 1.1: (3)

          Goal 1.2: (3)

(MATH 101, 104, 105, or 115 recommended)

          Goal 2.1: (1ST unit): (3)

(ENGL 101 recommended in order to also fulfill CLAS requirements unless initial placement is 102/105 – see placement table)       

          Goal 2.2: (2nd unit): (3)

(ENGL 102 recommended in order to also fulfill CLAS requirements unless initial placement is 102/105 – see placement table) 

         Goal 3.1: Select one in Arts/Humanities (3)

         Goal 3.2: Select one in Social Sciences (3)

         Goal 3.3: Select one in Natural Sciences (3)

(BIO, GEOL, CHEM, or PHSX recommended)

         Goal 4.1: (3)

         Goal 4.2: (3)

(DANC 230, 330, 440, 460, or 490 recommended in order to also fulfill major requirements)

          Goal 5: (3)

          Goal 6: (3)

(DANC 550 Senior Project recommended in order to also fulfill major requirement)

CLAS Requirements:

          Quantitative Reasoning:  MATH 101 or 104 or equivalent, and an additional course of at least three credit hours approved for the KU Core Goal 1 Outcome 2, that has College Algebra or higher as a prerequisite.

          Non-English language Requirement: Demonstrate the equivalent of the fourth semester of study in a single language other than English, or demonstrate the equivalent of a third level of proficiency in one language other than English and the equivalent of the 1st level of study in another.

Language 1

Language 2

Language 3

Language 4 (or 1)

Laboratory or Field Experience Requirement: A combined lecture-laboratory course, a laboratory course or field experience of at least one credit hour, or an approved independent study of at least one credit hour.

Writing Requirement: ENGL 101 and 102, or placement in and completion of ENGL 102/105 and an additional Goal 2 Outcome 1 course.

Major Requirements:

Introduction to the Major: (1)

DANC 100 Introduction to the Dance Major - 1

Dance Technique: (16)

Students may choose 16 hours from among the following, but must take at least the following:  One semester of level III in jazz.  Two semesters of level III in ballet and two semesters of level III in modern. Courses may be taken twice for full credit and may be taken for variable credit thereafter.

DANC 102 Ballet II - 1.5

DANC 104 Modern I - 1.5

DANC 106 Jazz II - 1.5

DANC 201 Ballet III - 2

DANC 203 Modern III- 2

DANC 205 Jazz III - 2

DANC 301 Ballet IV - 3                                            

DANC 303 Modern IV - 3

Dance Composition: (10)

DANC 150 Improvisation- 2

DANC 250 Structured Solos - 2

DANC 350 Group Forms - 3

DANC 450 Environ. Choreography - 3

Pedagogy: (4)

DANC 430 Dance for Children - 3

DANC 530 Practicum - 1

Dance Performance: (3)

DANC 320 University Dance Company - 2 

DANC 550 Senior Project -  3

Dance Studies: (16)

Students must take:                                       

DANC 330 Approach to World Dance - 3

DANC 375 Ideokinesis - 3                                                              

Students may choose 10 hours from among the following:

DANC 210 Rhyth. & Struct. of Mus. - 1

DANC 230 Intro to African Dance Theater - 2

DANC 420 Video for Dance - 3

DANC 440: Intro to Classical Indian - 3

DANC 460 Dance History - 3

DANC 475 Performing Arts Admin. - 3

DANC 490 Intro. to Flamenco Dance - 3


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The Dance between Art and Science
 
The dance between art and science

Who do you find standing at intersection of art and science? Someone like Natali Diaz-Yepes, who graduated in May with a double major in dance and genetic biology. To prepare for her senior dance recital, Diaz-Yepes navigated lecture halls and dance floors, chemistry and choreography, body and mind.

Posted by The University of Kansas on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Michelle Heffner Hayes


Professor & Chair of Dance, Michelle Heffner Hayes, talks about finding your "voice" through dance.

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