Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Dance

Bachelor of Arts in Dance-Pedagogy

This degree prepares a student for a career as a private dance teacher. The curriculum has a balanced combination of courses in dance, education and liberal arts.

Summary of Requirements

128 Credit Hours

Required Courses in the Major

Course # Course Title Hours
DA 109, 110 Professional Practices P/F
DA 111,112 (or 113, 114; 115, 116; 117, 118; 119, 120) Ballet Technique 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or Men's Ballet 4
DA 213, 214 (or 211, 212; 215, 216; 217, 218; 219, 220) Ballet Technique 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or Men's Ballet 4
DA 410 Ballet Technique 2/3/4 (Junior/Senior years) 4
DA 121, 122 (123, 124) or 125, 126 Pointe (women) or Pas de Deux (men) 2
DA 141, 142 Jazz 1 2
DA 131, 132 & 231, 232 Modern Technique 1 & 2 4
DA 233 Improvisation 1
DA 247 Character Dance 1
DA 248 World Dance Technique 1
DA 161, 162 Body Placement 2
DA 166 Masterworks of Dance 2
DA 263, 264 Music for Dance (Theory & Class/Choreography) 2
DA 261 Laban Movement Analysis 2
DA 365W, 366C Dance History I & II (Writing Intensive and Speaking Across the Curriculum) 6
DA 361 & 362 Choreography 1, Choreography 2 4
DA 466 Theory & Philosophy of Dance 2
DA 331 or 242 Modern 3 or Jazz 2 (Pre-Req. for Teach. Analysis) 1
DA 471 & 472; DA 474 or 476 Teaching Analysis (Classical, + Modern or Jazz) 6
DA 477 or 478 Dance Teaching Practicum 2
DA 151, 152; 251, 252; 351 or 352
(DA351 satisfies the ICR requirement for the core curriculum)
Butler Ballet 6
  Total Required Courses In The Major 58

Required Courses in Related Areas

Course # Course Title Hours
Science
NW 200 level Biology 5
BI 257 Physiology & Anatomy 5
Education
ED 241 Developmental Theory and Application 3
__ ___ Elective: Psychology or College of Education 3
Fine Arts
AM ___ Applied Music (AM 13 or higher, e.g. Piano, Voice, etc.)* 2
MH 111 Historical Survey of Music 3
PCA 200 Introduction to Visual Art 3
__ ___ Fine Arts Electives (may include AM011-012) 6
DA190-DA490 Performance Attendance Requirements P/F
* Proficiency for AM 013 Keyboard Skills must be demonstrated
  Total Required Courses in Related Areas 30

Core Curriculum

Course # Course Title Hours
FYS 101, FYS 102 First Year Seminar 6
PWB Physical Well Being 1
GHS 203-208 Global and Historical Studies 6
Areas of Inquiry Text and Ideas, The Social World, Analytic Reasoning 9
  Total Core Curriculum 22
Dance Electives   4
Free Electives      15
  Total Number Of Credit Hours for Degree 128