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The B.F.A. in Dance provides training for dance professionals within a liberal arts education. In addition to intensive technical training in a variety of dance styles, additional studies in choreography, repertory, dance history, kinesiology, and musical training are required. The dance program curriculum is consistent with the guidelines developed by The National Association of Schools of Dance. Acceptance to the dance major is by audition. Contact The Department of Theatre & Dance for guidelines.
Dance majors are required to audition for The Fredonia Dance Ensemble, the pre-professional training ensemble. They are also welcome to participate in the assorted dance clubs on campus. The dance program sponsors activities throughout the year including performances, master classes, and workshops with professional artists. Dance majors are required to complete a minor, allowing for the pursuit of a secondary interest, or as support for professional career goals. Recommended minors include: arts administration (18 credits), theatre (22 credits), business administration (18 credits), communications (18 credits), film studies (21 credits), sport and exercise science (12 credits), or other fields.
Watch this video of Brian Moe, senior BFA Dance major, discussing his experiences studying dance at Fredonia.
Dance 111, 211, 311 (Modern Technique I, II, III; 2 credits each)
Dance 112, 212, 312 (Ballet I, II, III; 2 credits each)
Dance 113, 213,313 (Jazz Dance I, II, III; 2 credits each)
Dance 114, 214 (Tap I, II; 2 credits each)
Total credits in required courses must equal 20 credits. Must complete 16 hrs. at 200 or 300 level, and at least 4 credits each in: ballet, modern, and jazz. Note: students will be placed according to their prior experience and proficiency.
DANC 110 (Dance Productions; 1 credit to be taken twice)
DANC 241 (Dance Improvisation)
DANC 250 (Dance Ensemble; 1 credit hour taken six times) -or- DANC 251 (Dance Repertory; 1 credit hour taken six times)
DANC 260 (Dance Kinesiology)
DANC 264, 364 (Choreography I & II; 3 credits each)
DANC 341 (Selected Topics in Dance; Repertory, Pilates, Laban Movement Analysis, etc.)
DANC 353 (Western Dance History)
DANC 460 (Senior Project; 1 credit to be taken twice)
Dance Electives (under advisement)
THEA 121 (Intro. to Technical Theatre)
THEA 130 (Acting for Non-Majors) -or- THEA 133 (Introduction to Acting)
Required minor in: arts administration (18 credits), theatre (22 credits), business administration (18 credits), communications (18 credits), film studies (21 credits), sport and exercise science (12 credits), or other field upon advisement.
27 credit hours
The Minor in Dance is comprised of dance technique courses in a variety of styles, with additional studies in choreography, repertory, dance history, kinesiology, and musical training. The dance program sponsors activities throughout the year, including master classes and workshops with professional companies and teachers. The dance minor can complement any major, and is open to all students on campus. Students must have completed 30 credits to audition for the dance minor. Auditions for the minor are held annually during the fall semester. Acceptance into the minor is based on an audition and a review of the student's transcript, with particular attention paid to grades achieved in DANC courses. Students wishing to declare the minor should have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. Contact the Department of Theatre & Dance for more information.
A. 10 credit hours from the following by advisement:
Dance (DANC) 111, 211, 311: Modern Technique I, II, III (2 credit hours each)
Dance (DANC) 112, 212, 312: Ballet I, II, III (2 credit hours each)
Dance (DANC) 113, 213, 313: Jazz I, II, III (2 credit hours each)
Dance (DANC) 114, 214 Tap I, II (2 credit hours each)
Eight (8) credit hours at 200 or 300 level and at least two credit hours each in ballet, modern, and jazz.
Students will be placed based on experience and proficiency.
B. 17 credit hours:
DANC 264, DANC 364: Choreography I, II (3 credit hours each)
MUS 101 Music Theory I (non-majors)
DANC 250 Dance Ensemble (1 credit hour taken twice)