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    Dance

    Associate Degree in Dance

     

     

    The Associate Degree program in Dance at Dean offers conservatory-level training in all four genres of dance - ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop and tap - within the context of a liberal arts foundation.

    Many associate students at Dean go on to four-year schools; others step directly into the professional dance world or pursue a nationally credited independent study at the world-renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Center in New York City.

    Here's some of what you'll find here:

    • Rigorous dance training
    • Expert faculty who are professional performers
    • Master classes with nationally known performers such as Diane Walker, Al Blackstone, Jay-T Jenkins, and members of Alvin Ailey, Pilobolus, and Mark Morris
    • Performance opportunities on campus and beyond
    • Internships with nationally known companies such as the Boston Ballet
    • On-campus auditions with talent agencies

    Course Sequence

    Dance

    MAJOR (27 credits) Credits
    DAN 111
    The Discipline and Profession of Dance
    3
    DAN 182
    Rhythmic Analysis
    3
    DAN 204
    Dance Composition I
    3
    DAN 201
    Dance History I
    3
    DAN 124
    Rehearsal and Performance
    1
    DAN 131
    Improvisation
    1
    DAN 132
    Pilates
    1
    DAN X5X
    Ballet
    8
    DAN X7X
    Modern
    8
    DAN X4X
    Tap
    1
    DAN X6X
    Jazz or Hip-Hop
    1
    DAN X9X
    Jazz or Tap or Hip Hop
    8
    CORE (28 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 175
    Anatomy Essentials
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (6 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 61 Credits
    If students change their major from dance, they will have to complete BIO 180 to complete the core requirements in their new major. Students are advised to complete electives that correspond with their desired specialization if/ when they move into the bachelor's degree in dance. Credits

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