School of Theatre + Dance

Dance

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Dance

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in dance is intended for professional careers, allied fields or graduate study. This B.F.A. also is offered at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. In addition, the department offers a minor in dance.

Freshman first semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA 2204 Basic Ballet
2
DAA 2104 Basic Modern Dance
2
DAA 4930 West African Dance
2
DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation for the Twenty-first Century (GE-H and N)
3
Mathematics (GE-M)
3
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B)
3
Freshman second semester (14 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA ballet or jazz, as placed
2
DAA modern dance, as placed
2
DAN 4180 Professional Development for Dance
1
HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​
3​
TPA 2232C Beginning Costume
3
Composition (GE-C, WR)
3
Sophomore first semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA ballet or jazz, as placed
2
DAA modern dance, as placed
2
DAA 2381 World Dance and Intercultural Performance
3
DAA 2610 Dance Composition 1
2
MUL 2010 Introduction to Music Literature (GE-H and N)
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)
3
Sophomore second semester (16 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA ballet or jazz, as placed
2
DAA modern dance, as placed
2
DAA 2611 Dance Composition 2
2
THE 4950 Production and Performance
1
TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)
3
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B)
3
Junior first semester (16 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA 2381 World Dance
3
DAA 3108 Intermediate Modern Dance
2
DAA 3508 Intermediate Jazz or DAA 3208 Intermediate Ballet
2
DAA 3614 Dance Composition 3
2
TPA 3217 Introduction to Lighting and Sound
4
Mathematics (GE-M)
3
Junior second semester (17 credits)
Courses
Credits
APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy with Laboratory
4
DAA 3108 Intermediate Modern Dance
2
DAA 3508 Intermediate Jazz or DAA 3208 Intermediate Ballet
2
DAA 3615 Dance Composition 4
2
DAN 4430 Laban Movement Analysis
3
THE 4950 Production and Performance
1
Humanities (GE-H)
3
Senior first semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA 4110 Advanced Modern Dance
2
DAA 4510 Advanced Jazz or DAA 4210 Advanced Ballet
2
DAA 4685 Dance Ensemble
1
DAN 4124 Dance History
3
DAN 4959 Senior Project
2
Approved elective
3
Approved elective
2
Senior second semester (13 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA 4110 Advanced Modern Dance
2
DAA 4510 Advanced Jazz or DAA 4210 Advanced Ballet
2
DAA 4685 Dance Ensemble
1
DAE 4300 Dance Teaching Methods
3
DAN 4180 Professional Development for Dance
1
DAN 4959 Senior Project
2
Approved elective
2
Summer (3 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA 4920 Summer Dance Intensive
3
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Dance

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in dance is designed to educate the student as a generalist in dance studies. In addition to a course of study essential to the field of dance the B.A. provides the student with the flexibility to pursue other areas of study.

Freshman first semester (13 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA 2104 Basic Modern Dance
2
DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation (GE-H and N)
3
DAA 2331 West African Dance and Music​
​2
HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)
3
Composition (GE-C-T)
3
Freshman second semester (13-14 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA 2104 Basic Modern Dance
2
DAA 2204 Basic Ballet
2

TPA 2232C Beginning Costume or

TPA 3217 Light and Sound
3-4
Composition (GE-C)
3
Mathematics (GE-M)
3
Sophomore first semester (13-14 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA Technique dance, as placed​
2​-3
DAA 2610 Dance Composition 1
2
THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation (GE-H,D-T)
3
Mathematics (GE-M)
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)
3
Sophomore second semester (14 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA Technique dance, as placed
2-3
Natural Science (GE-B/P-T)
3
​Outside Interest (3000 level or higher)
3
Biological or Physical Science (GE-P)
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S-T)
3
Junior first semester (12-13 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA Technique dance, as placed
2-3
DAA 2381 World Dance
3
THE 4950 Production and Performance​
1​
Outside interest course, (3000-level or higher) *
6

* Cannot select courses from dance.

Junior second semester (15-16 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA Technique dance, as placed
2-3
DAN 4430 Laban Movement Analysis
3
DAN 4180 Professional Development
1
Outside interest course, (3000-level or higher) *
9

* Cannot select courses from dance.

Senior first semester (15-16 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA technique dance, as placed
2-3
DAN 4124 Dance History (GE-H and N)
3
THE 4950 Production and Performance
1
Outside interest course, (3000-level or higher) *
9

* Cannot select courses from dance.

Senior second semester (13-14 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA technique dance, as placed
2-3
DAN 4959 Senior Project
2
Outside interest class, 3000-level or higher *
9

* Cannot select courses from dance.

Summer (10 credits)
Courses
Credits
APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy (GE-B)
4
DAA 4920 Summer Dance Intensive
3
Outside interest course, 3000-level or higher *
3

* Cannot select courses from dance.

Dance (Minor)

The dance minor is designed to bring the student in close contact with classroom expertise in technique, as well as the enriching artistic and production aspects of dance.

Admission to the dance minor requires the completion of Modern Dance (at appropriate level) at UF with a minimum grade of B. Then the student will meet with the dance minor adviser for approval to enter the program and to establish a program of study.

The minor is comprised of a core of 10-11 credits plus 6-7 credits of emphasis as approved by the adviser. At least 12 of these credits must be completed at UF. It normally takes four semesters to complete the minor.

Required Courses: (10-11 credits)
Courses
Credits

DAA #### Modern Dance (at appropriate level)

Must achieve minimum grade of B
2
DAA #### Technique (modern, ballet, jazz or world dance)
2-3
DAA 2610 Dance Composition 1 (fall only)
2

DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation for the 21st Century (fall only) or

DAN 4124 Dance History (fall only)
3
DAN 4905 Independent Study (assignment in dance area)
1
Emphasis-Area Courses: (adviser approval is required) (6-7 credits)
Courses
Credits
DAA #### Technique course
2-3
DAA 2611 Dance Composition 2 (spring only)
2
DAA 4920 Summer Dance Intensive (audition only)
3
DAA 4930 Special Topics: West-African Dance
2
DAA 4930 Special Topics in Dance
1-3
DAE 4300 Dance Teaching Methods (spring only)
3
DAN 3775 Dance in Medicine
2-3
DAN 4430 Laban Movement Analysis
2
THE 4950 Production and Performance
1

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