Dance Theatre Specialization
(B.F.A. 60 credits min., B.A. 36 credits. min.)
"If dance is to be brought into universal use, if it is to help in the development of a more general appreciation of human art values, it must be considered educationally." Margaret N. H'Doubler, Dance: A Creative Art Experience
The Dance Theater Specialization is designed for students with a performance interest in both Theater and Dance. The Dance Theatre Production specialization electives provide a diverse selection of dance courses to better prepare students interested in a Theater Dance Production career. In addition to having performance possibilities in annual dance concerts and involvement in University theatrical productions, students may participate in dance workshops and student choreography.
The Dance Theatre Specialization within the Theatre major fosters creativity, mastery of varied dance techniques, and the training of the artist-scholars, through classes in World Dance, Modern, Ballet, Jazz dance and Repertory Ensemble.
Combining a Liberal Arts education with a dance curriculum the student receives:
- Training by professionally trained faculty and adjuncts;
- Performance opportunities, and the chance to work collaboratively;
- The opportunity to develop and articulate your aesthetic both as a choreographer and as a dancer.
Training with and performing in the University Dance Company "BURDE," provides student the opportunity to work with professional dancers and choreographers and perform in the University's Broad Auditorium, or in an alternative dance space which expands the performance experience.
Collaborations with live musicians and interaction with professional dance companies round out the opportunities to hone the dancers' skills.
The program is designed to help students articulate both their creative and physical goals, and to prepare students with a competitive edge for careers in dance or dance/theatre and graduate school. Classes and workshops on topics such as choreography, dance production, kinesiology, and dance history equip the student with a more well-rounded college experience.
In keeping with the Mission of the University's commitment to collaborative service to the community, the University's Dance area presents performances both on campus and in venues around the city of Miami Shores.
|Theatre Core||18 credits|
|TH 100||Intro to Theatre||3 credits|
|TH 105||Intro to Tech. Theatre||3 credits|
|TH 111||Technical Theatre Lab I|
(min 2 credits required)
|TH 155||Acting I: Fundamentals||3 credits|
|TH 439||Theatre History I||3 credits|
|TH 440||Theatre History II||3 credits|
|TH 497||Senior Seminar||1 credits|
|Dance Theatre Specialization Requirements:||8 credits|
|DAN 109 Modern Dance I||2 credits|
|DAN 180 Repertory Ensemble||1 credit|
|DAN320 Dance Composition/Choreography||2 credits|
|DAN 410 Dance Production||3 credits|
|Dance Theatre Specialization Electives:||34 cr. min. for B.F.A degree|
10 cr.min. for B.A. degree
|DAN 104||Dance Appreciation||3 credits|
|DAN 105||Ballet I||2 credits|
|DAN 108||Theatrical Movement||1 credits|
|DAN 110||Modern/Jazz Dance I||2 credits|
|DAN 119||Latin Dance I||2 credits|
|DAN 180||Repertory Ensemble||1-2 credits|
|DAN 199||Special Topics in Dance||2 credits|
|DAN 205||Ballet II||2 credits|
|DAN 209||Modern Dance II||2 credits|
|DAN 210||Modern/Jazz Dance II||2 credits|
|DAN 219||Latin Dance II||2 credits|
|DAN 220||Dance Composition/ Choreography I||2 credits|
|DAN 300||Special Topics in Dance||2 credits|
|DAN 305||Ballet III||2 credits|
|DAN 309||Modern Dance III||2 credits|
|DAN 310||Modern Jazz III||2 credits|
|DAN 325||Dances of African Diaspora||3 credits|
|DAN 380||Repertory Ensemble||1-2 credits|
|DAN 429||History and Philosophy of Dance||3 credits|
|TH 180||Theatre Ensemble||1 credits|
|TH 380||Theatre Ensemble||3 credits|
|TH||Any TH elective not listed above||1-6 credits|
The Dance Minor consists of 21 credits of DAN courses. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses.