DANCE BFA                                              

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, 102, or 105 recommended, depending on initial placement -- see placement table)

Goal 2.2 (2nd unit): (3)

(ENGL 102 or 105 recommended, depending on initial placement -- see placement table)

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

Goal 3.2: Select one in Social Sciences (3)

Goal 3.3 (Science & Lab): Select one in Natural Sciences (5)

(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 requirements)

Major Requirements:  

Introduction to the Major (1)

DANC 100 Introduction to the Dance Major - 1                                           

Dance Technique (33)

Technique hours are repeated for credit until a student reaches 33 hours.  The following may be substituted for DANC 201/203/303 if four semesters of Level IV Ballet or Modern are complete: DANC 307 Pointe and Pas de Deux (2), DANC 308 Pas de Deux (1), DANC 309 Men's Ballet (2). 

DANC 201 Ballet III - 2 

DANC 201 Ballet III - 2

DANC 203 Modern III - 2

DANC 203 Modern III - 2

DANC 205 Jazz III - 2

DANC 301 Ballet IV - 3

DANC 301 Ballet IV - 3

DANC 303 Modern IV - 3

DANC 303 Modern IV - 3

DANC 305 Jazz IV - 3

and four semesters of:

DANC 201 or 301 - 1

DANC 203 or 303 - 1

Level IV classes may be substituted for Level III.

Choreography (10)

DANC 150 Dance Improvisation - 2

DANC 250 Structured Solos - 2

DANC 350 Group Forms - 3

DANC 450 Environmental Choreo. - 3

Dance Performance (15)

DANC 260 Musical Theatre Dance  - 2

DANC 320 University Dance Company - 4

DANC 440 Classical East Indian - 3

DANC 490 Intro. to Flamenco - 3

DANC 550 Senior Project - 3

Dance Theory, History, Pedagogy & Science (20)

DANC 210 Rhythm & Structures of Music - 1

DANC 330 Approaches to World Dance - 3

DANC 375 Ideokinesis - 3

DANC 420 Video for Dance - 3

DANC 430 Dance for Children - 3

DANC 460 Dance History: Research - 3

DANC 475 Performing Arts Admin. - 3

DANC 530 Practicum - 1

*You may fulfill both KU Core and Major requirements by taking the courses indicated.


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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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