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Dance (BA)

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The BA degree in Dance provides an awareness of the possibilities of dance: performance, choreography, community outreach and involvement, education, creative technology, social and cultural roles, and research/scholarly endeavors. The degree prepares enthusiastic and energetic graduates who will use their passion for the art form to guide their career interests and advanced study choices.

  • Language Requirement: Option 1 or 2
  • Minor: Not Required
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) and an overall GPA of 2.50 or “C+.” In addition, a grade of “B” or higher is in the 3000-level major course Contemporary Modern Dance.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation-a minimum of 60 of these must be Dance classes. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • Program Code: 3045BA
  • CIPC: 500301 


Students should meet annually, if not more often, with the faculty advisor for course and program advisement. Email josephblake@weber.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission requirements for this major.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  of this catalog for Bachelor of Arts requirements. See Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA listed under the major course requirements.  DANC 1010 CA EDI  and NUTR 1020 LS SUS  are prerequisites for required dance courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Technique/Performance - Students will apply dance technique and kinesiology principles to improve as dancers and performers.
  • Theory/Criticism - Students will apply and communicate principles of dance theory and criticism in many settings.
  • Creative Process - Students will engage in the evolving nature of the creative process in many settings.
  • Meaning/Self-discovery - Students will discover, express and gain ownership of their own point of view about dance, to speak the language of dance

Course Requirements for BA Degree: 59 Credit Hours

Creative Process and Performance (16 credit hours)

Note: The first three (3) courses must be taken in sequence.

Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA

Refer to Degree Requirements  in this catalog.  Dance Majors must complete Option 1 - Foreign Language (12 credit hours of a foreign language, refer to the Foreign Language section of this catalog for additional information on obtaining foreign language credit) OR Option 2 - Foreign Language and Language Arts (6 credit hours of a foreign language and 6 hours of language arts)–the required language arts course is: DANC 4800 - Individual Study  Credits: (3) taken 2 times for a total of (6) credit hours.

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