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Western Kentucky University

Dance Curriculum

Degrees Offered

The Department of Theatre & Dance offers a baccalaureate degree and a minor in dance.  In order to  major in Dance you must audition and be accepted into the program.

For prospective students:  Dance Audition Registration Form
For current students: B.A. in Dance Application

 

Bachelor of Arts in Dance

The B.A. in Dance is designed to provide a solid foundation in the discipline of dance.  A minor (or double major) in another field is also required.   The B.A. in Dance is a 44 credit hour program.  You must achieve at least level 5 in either Ballet or Jazz and level 3 in a second genre in order to graduate.

BA Suggested Sequence 

**Attention Tennessee residents: Students pursuing a B.A. in Dance at WKU are eligible to receive in-state tuition.  For more information, please visit the Tennessee Higher Education Commission information page on Academic Common Market for Tennessee Residents.

 

Dance Minor

The Dance Minor provides students who have an interest in dance but do not want a bachelor degree with the opportunity to continue their studies in the area of dance.  The Dance minor is a 27 credit hour program.  You must achieve at least level 4 in either Ballet or Jazz and level 3 in a second genre in order to complete the minor.

 

General Education Courses

The Department of Theatre & Dance offers 12 different dance courses that can be used to fulfill general education requirements.

 

Honors Dance Courses

Each semester the dance program offers several honors courses.  Past offerings have included classes in ballet, jazz and modern as well as Dance in Culture.

Company Dancer James Harvener

Company Dancer James Harvener.

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 Last Modified 11/18/14