Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Dance

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance-Performance

Butler is one of very few schools accredited to offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance-Performance professional degree. This degree provides excellent preparation for a performing career and beyond. It combines professional specialization with theoretical studies and focuses on the discipline and tradition of classical ballet.

Summary of Requirements

128 Credit Hours

Required Dance Courses

Course # Course Title Hours
DA 109-10 Professional Practices P/F
DA 111-112 (or 113-14,15-16,17-18,19-20) Ballet Technique 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or Men's Ballet Tech. 4
DA 213-214 (or 215-216, 217-218, 219-220) Ballet Technique 2 or 3 or 4 or Men's Ballet Tech. 4
DA 315-316 (or 317-318, 319-320) Ballet Technique 3 or 4 or Men's Ballet Tech. 4
DA 121-122 (or 123-124 or 321-322) / 125-126 Pointe 1 or 2 or 3 (Women) / Pas de deux (Men) 2
DA 131-132, 231-232, 331-332 Modern Technique1, 2, 3 6
DA 233 Improvisation 1 1
DA 141-142, 241-242 Jazz 1 & 2 4
DA 247 Character Dance 1
DA 248 World Dance Technique
DA 161-162 Body Placement 1 & 2 2
DA 166 Masterworks of Dance 2
DA 263-264 Music for Dance 1 & 2 2
DA 261 Laban Movement Analysis 2
DA 361-362 Choreography 1, 2 4
DA 365W-366C Dance History 1 & 2 (Writing Intensive and Speaking Across the Curriculum) 6
DA 466 Theory & Philosophy of Dance 2
DA 471 Teaching Analysis of Classical Techniques 2
DA 472 or 474 or 476 Teach. Analysis - Adv.Classical or Modern or Jazz 2
DA 151-152, 251-252 Butler Ballet 4

DA 351-352, 451-452
(DA 351 fulfills the ICR core requirement)

Butler Ballet 8

Advanced Technique Requirements

Choose 8 credits from the following combinations:

Course # Course Title Hours
DA 417-418 or DA 419-420 + DA410
(DA 410 & 431-432)
(DA 410 & 341-342)
Ballet Technique 4 or Men's Ballet Tech.
Ballet Technique 2 (2 cr.) & Modern 4 (2 cr.)
Ballet Technique 2 (2 cr.) & Jazz 3 (2 cr.)
4

DA 223-224 or 341-342
(DA 225-226)

Pointe 2 or Jazz 3 (Women)
Pas de Deux (Men)
2
DA 321-322 or 341-342
(DA 325-26)
Pointe 3 or Jazz 3 (Women)
Pas de Deux (Men)
2
  Total Required Courses In The Major 71

Related Areas Requirements

Course # Course Title Hours
AM ___ Applied Music* (AM13 or higher) 2
MH 111 Historical Survey of Music 3
DA 492 Introduction to Acting 2
__ ___ Fine Arts Electives (may include AM011-012) 2
DA190-DA490 Performance Attendance Requirements P/F
* Proficiency for Keyboard Skills at AM 013 level must be demonstrated
  Total Courses In Related Areas 9

Core Curriculum

Course # Course Title Hours
FYS 101; FYS 102 First Year Seminar 6
PWB 1 Physical Well Being 1
GHS 203-208 Global and Historical Studies 6
Areas of Inquiry Text and Ideas, The Social World, The Natural World, Analytic Reasoning 14
  Total Core Curriculum 27
  Dance Electives 15
  Other Area Electives 6
  Total Credit Hours for Degree 128