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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance, B.A.

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The B.A. degree in Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance will educate its students in the history, theory, creativity, practice, and performance of dance within the context of a broad liberal arts education. Dance students master interpersonal communication skills that incorporate physical authority and assurance, as well as anatomical integration and awareness. The primary emphasis and central focus of the degree is based in creativity and choreography through the lens of diverse dance genres, with an emphasis on contemporary practice. Admission to the B.A. Dance Degree is selective, in that students will audition for placement and acceptance into the program.

College Requirements

  • Art, Music and/or Arts Administration Credit(s): 6
    plus 39 hours at 300-level or above

Subtotal: College Required hours: 6

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

Major Requirements: 32

Dance Technique: 12

Students are required to complete 12 hours of dance technique courses at recommended skill level. Four credits must be 300 level and above; 4 credits in Ballet Technique; 4 credits in Jazz University of Kentucky 2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 280 College of Fine Arts Technique; 4 credits in Modern Technique. All Dance Technique classes are repeatable up to 12 credit hours.

Modern Technique

Subtotal: 4

Jazz Dance

Subtotal: 4

Ballet Technique

Subtotal: 4

Practice and Performance: 3

Students are required to repeat a practicum course 3 times for 3 credits total (may be a combination):


Subtotal: Major Requirement hours: 32

Electives: 13

Dance Electives: 4

Students may choose any TAD dance technique class; technique classes above the required 12 credits for the major will be counted as electives.

Theatre Electives: 6

Students may choose from the following TA courses or any other theatre course in consultation with their advisor.

Wellness and Conditioning Electives: 3

Students may choose from the following Life Fitness courses in KHP, or any other KHP course in consultation with their advisor and course availability.

Subtotal: Electives: 13


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