BA Dance

The B.A. in dance gives students a broad-based education and training in dance allowing students a wide range of flexibility to explore any and all aspects of dance. The degree combines a theoretical and analytical approach to understanding dance with a practical approach through experiential learning. The degree program allows students to combine their dance training with another discipline or area of study to prepare for careers not specifically within the professional world of dance performance. For example, students may combine the B.A. in dance with a minor in fine arts entrepreneurship to prepare for careers in the administrative and management fields. Students might also combine a B.A. in Dance with a double major in Exercise Science to prepare for a career in Dance Conditioning or Physical Therapy. The B.A. in Dance also serves to prepare students interested in continuing their studies to the M.A. and Ph.D. level.


Bachelor of Arts in Dance Students will demonstrate:

  • A broad range of knowledge and skills in the area of dance within a liberal arts context
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of dance repertory and dance styles
  • A fluency in all practical applications of dance, including performance, choreography, kinesiology and teaching
  • An ability to develop and defend critical evaluations
  • An understanding of the major historical and cultural aspects of dance and
  • An understanding of the many facets of dance production and other professionally oriented work

BA in Dance Degree

Four Year Course Rotation
NOTE:This is a template and should be used as a guide only. All students will be advised each semester to ensure that they are enrolling in the appropriate courses and properly progressing through the curriculum.

Fall Semester (14 hours)

  • DA105 Rehearsal & Production (1)
  • EN100 English Composition I (3)
  • CL001 & CL002 Career Linkages I & II (0)
  • MAPP1 Test (0)
  • UI100 1st Year Seminar (3)
  • Dance Technique (2 courses) (4)
  • DA282 Movememnt Improvisation (3)

Spring Semester (12 Hours)

  • DA105 Rehearsal & Production (1)
  • Dance Technique (1 course) (2)
  • DA280 Movement Analysis OR DA290 Dance in World Cultures (3)
  • 100/200 Univ. Studies Lower Level choices (6)

Fall Semester (12 hours)

  • DA305 Rehearsal & Production (1)
  • DA380 Choreography I (3)
  • Dance Technique (1 course) (2)
  • 100/200 Univ. Studies Lower Level choices (6)

Srping Semester (12 Hours)

  • DA305 Rehearsal & Production (1)
  • DA485 Choreography II (3)
  • Dance Technique (1 course) (2)
  • DA280 Movement Analysis OR DA290 Dance in World Cultures (3)
  • 100/200 Univ. Studies Lower Level choices (3)

Fall Semester (12 hours)

  • DA305 Rehearsal & Production (1)
  • DA430 Principles of Teaching Dance OR DA490 Dance History (3)
  • Dance Technique (1 course) (2)
  • CL003 Career Linkages III (0)
  • 100/200 Univ. Studies Lower Level choices (6)

Srping Semester (12 Hours)

  • DA305 Rehearsal & Production (1)
  • Dance Technique (1 course) (2)
  • WP003 Writing Proficiency Exam (0)
  • University Studies choices (including UI3xx) (9)

Fall Semester (12 hours)

  • DA305 Rehearsal & Production (1)
  • DA430 Principles of Teaching Dance OR DA490 Dance History (3)
  • Dance Technique (1 course) (2)
  • CL004 Career Linkages IV (0)
  • MAPP 2 Assessment (0)
  • University Studies choices (including UI3xx) (6)

Srping Semester (12 Hours)

  • DA305 Rehearsal & Production (1)
  • Dance Technique (1 course) (2)
  • University Studies choices (including UI433 Aesthetics of Movement) (9)

In order to graduate, all Southeast Missouri State University BA degree students must include a second major or a minor that will add up to a minimum total of 120 credit hours.


Program Admittance

There is no formal admissions process for the BA in Dance. Students wishing to pursue the BA in Dance degree should select that degree on their Admissions paperwork and will be advised on courses during new student orientation. However, students are strongly advised to participate in the Audition process to be eligible for dance scholarships and to be assessed for technique level placement.

For continuance in the BA in Dance degree program, each BA candidate must:

  1. earn a 'C' or better in all Dance courses.
  2. earn a 'C' or better in all DA 105/305 Rehearsal and Production classes.
  3. maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA within the Dance major and a minimum overall 2.0 GPA.

Dismissal from the BA in Dance degree program:

  1. Any BA candidate who does not meet the academic requirements for continuance in the BA degree program will be placed on probation for one calendar year. If in that time, the candidate does not improve his or her grades to meet minimum BA requirements, the student will be dismissed from the BA program.
  2. Following dismissal from the BA program, the student may petition to be readmitted into the program the following academic year, assuming grades have been raised to meet minimum requirements.

Contact

(573) 986-7492
hpeterson@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary, Room 463

Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701