The B.F.A. degree in dance is a professional degree offering students an education in dance technique, choreography, and dance theory. Along with intensive training in Modern Dance and Ballet, our students study Jazz Dance, Tap Dance, Improvisation, and Choreography. Dance students also have the opportunity to be exposed to many other styles of dance at UALR, including Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre Dance. Courses in Dance History, Music, Kinesiology, Performance, Production, and Technology help to give our dancers a complete dance education and prepare our graduates for the demands of a professional career in dance.
Many courses offered in the dance program are open to all UALR students.
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REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE B.F.A. IN DANCE PERFORMANCE
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THEA 1201 – Theatre/Dance: A First Experience
DANC 2201 – Modern Dance I (2 semesters)
DANC 3301 – Modern Dance II (2 semesters)
DANC 4301 – Modern Dance III (2 semesters)
DANC 2241 – Ballet I (2 semesters)
DANC 3341 – Ballet II (2 semesters)
DANC 4341 – Ballet III (2 semesters)
DANC 4302 – Modern Dance IV (2 semesters)
or 4342 – Ballet IV (2 semesters)
DANC 2261 – Jazz Dance I
DANC 3261 – Jazz Dance II
DANC 2281 – Tap Dance I
DANC 2271 – Dance Improvisation
DANC 3371 – Choreography I
DANC 4371 – Choreography II
DANC 4372 – Choreography III
DANC 3311 – Dance History I
DANC 3313 – Dance History II
DANC 3240 – Music for Dance
DANC 3360 – Dance Pedagogy
DANC 4330 – Dance Science & Kinesiology
DANC 4191 – Dance Performance (3 semesters)
THEA 2359 – IT for Theatre & Dance
THEA 3380 – Lighting Design
or 3382 – Costume Design
DANC 4399 – Senior Dance Project
83 hours dance requirements (minimum)
44 hours UALR core curriculum requirements (SEE CHECKSHEET)
TOTAL: 127 credit hours (minimum)
NOTE: Technique placement/advancement by audition and/or faculty consent only. Higher level technique classes may be substituted for lower levels in the same technique; however, the total number of semesters required in each technique remains the same. Majors must complete 6 semesters each of Ballet and Modern technique, including 2 semesters in Level III of each discipline. Majors must complete and additional 2 semesters in Level IV of either Ballet or Modern. Dance majors are expected to enroll in 2 technique classes (Ballet, Modern, or Jazz Dance) every semester, and should schedule classes to ensure daily technique class.
For more specific questions about the dance curriculum, or to inquire about studying dance at UALR, please contact us.