Dance Education, B.S.

The Dance Education program is dedicated in preparing students to teach, create, and perform dance at the highest level. Students participate in a rigorous Bachelor’s of Science degree program focusing on developing exceptional dance artists and outstanding dance teachers dedicated to the art, craft, creativity, and teaching of dance. Students are encouraged to participate in the dance and education communities through guest artist, workshops, and conferences (regional, national, and international). Rigorous coursework includes various dance techniques, choreography, performance, dance history, world dance, kinesiology, somatic studies, pedagogy, music and production. Students receive their secondary certification with an option to receive their elementary endorsement in dance. Dance Education majors have numerous career options. to include the public and private school settings, private studios, community centers, and higher education. Students are able to pursue both the BFA in Modern/Contemporary Dance and a BS in Dance Education. Performance opportunities include Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) a pre-professional level modern dance company and upper division course; Synergy Dance Company, which produces student and guest artists work in concert; and Senior Capstone Concerts. The Dance Education Program participates annually in the festival of the American College Dance Association, and has been selected to perform at the national festival held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. In addition, it also participates in several academic conferences and regional festivals including the Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research and the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Matriculation Requirements

Dance Department Matriculation Requirements

  1. DANC 143R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester IDANC 144R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester II DANC 161R Dance Conditioning,DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance FF, and DANC 2330 Improvisation with B- or higher.

  2. Pass audition, interview, and portfolio review with faculty members.

Education Department Matriculation Requirements

  1. ENGL and MATH QL courses must have a grade C or higher.

  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.

  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and 70% of content area courses.

  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.