A dance certificate (19 credits) provides a general, core curriculum in dance that is available for students in other majors and fields. The courses intend to give the certificate student a solid foundation in contemporary dance practice and theory.
Undergraduate students in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, may declare this certificate. University Special students who have previously completed any bachelor’s degree are also eligible and encouraged to pursue this program of study.
Students must meet with the dance certificate advisor, Joseph Koykkar, to discuss their intention to pursue the certificate. Interested students should contact Professor Koykkar for an advising appointment. Students will enroll in two semesters of dance technique and apply for admission to the dance certificate program at the end of the second semester. Complete a dance certificate application to declare the certificate.
The dance certificate requires the following course distribution for a minimum of 19 credits.
Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory
Select 6 credits from the following:
|DANCE 111||Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I||1-3|
|DANCE 112||Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory II||1-3|
|DANCE 211||Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory III||1-3|
|DANCE 212||Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory IV||1-3|
|DANCE 311||Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory V||1-3|
|DANCE 312||Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory VI||1-3|
|DANCE 411||Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory VII||1-3|
|DANCE 412||Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory VIII||1-3|
Select 2 credits from the following:
|DANCE 125||Ballet Technique I||1-2|
|DANCE 126||Ballet Technique I-B||1-2|
|DANCE 225||Ballet Technique II||1-2|
|DANCE 226||Ballet Technique II-B||1-2|
|DANCE 325||Ballet Technique III||1-2|
|DANCE 326||Ballet Technique III-B||1-2|
|DANCE 425||Ballet Technique IV||1-2|
|DANCE 1||Workshop in Dance Activity (Hip-Hop)||1-2|
|DANCE 1||Workshop in Dance Activity (Tai-Ji)||1-2|
|DANCE 116||Workshop in World Dance||2|
|DANCE 118||African Dance||1|
|DANCE/ASIAN AM 121||Asian American Movement||3|
|DANCE/THEATRE 218||African Dance Performance||2|
|DANCE/AFROAMER/MUSIC 318||Cultural Cross Currents: West African Dance/Music in the Americas||3|
|DANCE/FOLKLORE/THEATRE 321||Javanese Performance||2|
|DANCE/FOLKLORE/THEATRE 421||Javanese Performance Repertory||2|
Additional Required Courses
|DANCE 131||Somatic Theory and Practices||2|
|or DANCE 157||Introduction to Movement Analysis|
|DANCE 156||Movement as Material Through Improvisation||2|
|DANCE 255||Movement Composition for the Performing and Visual Arts||2|
|DANCE 265||Dance History I: Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance through the 1920s||3|
Verification of Certificate Completion
Submit the certificate completion form during the semester that all certificate requirements will be completed. This form starts the administrative process that (1) verifies that the requirements have been completed and (2) posts this information on the student's transcript.
Information about faculty, staff, and other contributors to the Department of Dance can be found on the department's website.