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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.

About the Theater Department

222 Donald Savage Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6416
Fax: (716) 878-4409
http://theater.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Course (3 credit hours)
DAN 303 DANCE COMPOSITION 3

Lower Division Studio Technique (6 credit hours) selected by advisement
Select two from the following: 6
DAN 200 MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE I
DAN 201 TEACHING CREATIVE MOVEMENT
DAN 220 BALLET TECHNIQUE I

Upper Division Studio Technique (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following: 3
DAN 302 MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE II
DAN 330 BALLET TECHNIQUE II

Electives (3 credit hours lower/6 credit hours upper or 9 credit hours) Selected by advisement
Choose one lower division and two upper division courses or three upper division courses: 9
DAN 200 MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE I
DAN 201 TEACHING CREATIVE MOVEMENT
DAN 220 BALLET TECHNIQUE I
DAN 250 JAZZ DANCE
DAN 301 KINESTHETIC LEARNING METHODS AND PRACTICES
DAN 302 MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE II
DAN 310 DANCE FOR THE MUSIC THEATER
DAN 312 MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE III
DAN 330 BALLET TECHNIQUE II
DAN 340 BALLET TECHNIQUE III
DAN 350 TAP DANCE FOR THE STAGE: ELEMENTARY (1)
DAN 389 TOPIC COURSE
DAN 401 TEACHING DANCE
DAN 450 TAP DANCE FOR THE STAGE: INTERMEDIATE (1)
DAN 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)

Total Credit Hours 21

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