Palladino School of Dance | Majors and Courses

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    Dance

    Bachelor's Degree in Dance (all concentrations)

    Available Concentrations:

    • Dance Studies
    • Performance/Choreography
    • Studio Management
    • Teaching

    Dean College’s world-renowned Palladino School of Dance prepares graduates to succeed in dance, teaching, choreography, management and more.

    Recognized as one of the top programs in New England and beyond, Dean is one of the few programs in the nation to offer intensive training in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop and tap. Dean’s dance program combines conservatory-level training with a broad foundation in the liberal arts.

    The Bachelor’s Degree in Dance program with a required concentration in one of four areas features:

    • 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
    • A wide array of performance opportunities
    • On-campus auditions with talent agencies

    Course Sequence

    Dance

    Major (48 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 301
    Dance History II
    3
    DAN 131
    Improvisation
    1
    DAN 132
    Pilates
    1
    DAN X5X
    Ballet
    8
    DAN X7X
    Modern
    8
    DAN X9X
    Jazz or Tap or Hip Hop
    8
    DAN 124
    Rehearsal and Performance
    1
    CAR 200
    The Internship Preparation Seminar
    1
    CAR 300
    The Internship Experience
    2
    DAN 401
    Senior Seminar
    3
    Core (43 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
    ENG 331
    Writing for the Arts and Entertainment World
    3
    COM 327
    Applied Professional Communication
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    Concentrations and Open Electives (30-31 Credits) Credits
    Performance/Choreography Concentration Credits
    DAN 206
    Pedagogy I
    3
    DAN 304
    Dance Composition II
    3
    BIO 387
    Kinesiology
    3
    DAN 385
    Film Survey in Dance
    3
    DAN 305
    Dance Composition III
    3
    DAN 301
    Dance History II
    3
    DAN 481
    Laban Movement Analysis
    3
    THA 132
    Technical Production 2
    3
    DTECH
    Choose 3 Dance Technique Courses - Pointe, Modern, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz
    9
    Teaching Concentration Credits
    DAN 100
    Creative Movement
    3
    DAN 206
    Pedagogy I
    3
    DAN 306
    Pedagogy II
    3
    DAN 304
    Dance Composition II
    3
    DAN 305
    Dance Composition III
    3
    DAN 385
    Film Survey in Dance
    3
    DAN 301
    Dance History II
    3
    DAN 481
    Laban Movement Analysis
    3
    BIO 387
    Kinesiology
    3
    EDU 103
    Foundations of Education
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    PSY 211
    Child Psychology
    3
    Studio Management Concentration Credits
    DAN 100
    Creative Movement
    3
    DAN 206
    Pedagogy I
    3
    DAN 306
    Pedagogy II
    3
    BIO 387
    Kinesiology
    3
    DAN 385
    Film Survey in Dance
    3
    DAN 304
    Dance Composition II
    3
    DAN 305
    Dance Composition III
    3
    DAN 481
    Laban Movement Analysis
    3
    BUS 123
    Foundations of Business
    3
    BUS 230
    Principles of Management
    3
    AMGT 205
    Fundraising for Not-for-Profit Organizations
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    Dance Studies Concentration Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 120 Credits

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