A major in dance necessitates the daily training of the body and mind in technique classes. Dance majors are advised to participate in two daily classes, preferably one in Ballet and with the other in Modern technique. Dance majors are required to successfully complete the fourth level of both Ballet and Modern in order to graduate. Care must be taken by the new dance major to follow the suggested course timeline. Some of our core courses required for graduation are rotated. These courses are offered every other semester. Losing sequence in the rotation schedule will both complicate and prolong your graduation.
The curriculum has been carefully designed to give the students experiences in prerequisite classes that are then built upon in the upper division coursework. The Four Year roadmap outlines the coursework for each semester. Please study this and refer to the plan before seeing your adviser.