Dance, (Minor)

Dance, (Minor)

About the Program: 

Buffalo State offers a bachelor of arts degree in arts and letters with a concentration in dance. Students receive a liberal arts education with dance as the primary course of study.

The dance program also offers a 21-credit-hour minor. This minor is rigorous and highly selective. It is meant to enhance a major where the study of dance in art, science, education, and culture is critical.

In addition, the dance program offers a course of study for the dance enthusiast and advocate. This series satisfies Buffalo State’s mission to provide quality liberal arts study through the Intellectual Foundations program.

The dance minor is designed for students with previous experience. The program focuses on studio techniques, theory, history, and composition.

Students who enter the dance minor with appropriate prior dance training will not be required to accrue credits in lower-division studio technique courses. Only six credits of lower-division courses may be applied to the 21-credit-hour dance minor. Upper-division courses may be substituted with faculty permission if the student is ready for the next technical level.

Program Requirements: 

Total Required Credit Hours: 21 credits

Required Courses (6 credits)
DAN 224 Dance Appreciation
DAN 303 Dance Composition

Lower-Division Studio Technique Courses (3 credits)
Choose one.
DAN 200 Modern Technique I
DAN 220 Ballet Technique I
DAN 230 Survey of African-American Dance

Upper-Division Studio Technique Courses (6 credits)
Choose two.
DAN 302 Modern Dance Technique II
DAN 312 Modern Dance Technique III
DAN 330 Ballet II
DAN 340 Ballet III

Elective Courses - General Upper-Division (6 credits)
Choose two.
DAN 302 Modern Dance Technique II
DAN 312 Modern Dance Technique III
DAN 320 Rehearsal and Performance (1 credit, repeatable up to six times)
DAN 330 Ballet II
DAN 340 Ballet III
DAN 350 Tap Dance for the Stage: Elementary (1 credit)
DAN 401 Teaching Dance
DAN 450 Tap Dance for the Stage: Intermediate (1 credit)
DAN 495 Special Project (1-3 credits)
DAN 499 Independent Study (3-6 credits)

Elective Courses - General Lower-Division
DAN 200 Modern Technique I
DAN 201 Teaching Creative Movement for Children
DAN 220 Ballet Technique I
DAN 230 Survey of African-American Dance
DAN 234 History of the Black Dance Movement
DAN 250 Jazz Dance
PAR 200 Performance Lab (1 credit)

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise stated.

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