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  • Dance, Bachelor of Arts

    The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in dance is designed to educate the student as a generalist in dance studies. In addition to a course of study essential to the field of dance the B.A. provides the student with the flexibility to pursue other areas of study.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Admission

    Admission to the B.A. dance program for incoming freshmen does not require an audition. Transfer students should consult with the department regarding admission requirements.

    Satisfactory Progress

    Students must receive minimum grades of C in all courses for the major. After completion of the second semester students are evaluated by faculty for permission to continue in the program. 

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 7 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: DAA 2104 twice, DAA 2204, two DAA technique dance courses (as placed), DAN 2100, and THE 2000
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • Complete a successful audition/jury as determined by the dance faculty (only for students who did not complete an audition prior to semester 1)
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    DAA 2104 Basic Modern Dance 2
    DAA 2331 West African Dance and Music​ ​2
    DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation
    GE-H and N
    3
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Total 13
    Semester 2 Credits
    DAA 2104 Basic Modern Dance 2
    DAA 2204 Basic Ballet 2
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume or
    TPA 3217 Light and Sound
    3-4
    Composition
    GE-C
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Elective 2
    Total 15-16
    Semester 3 Credits
    DAA 2610 Dance Composition 1​ 2​
    DAA technique dance
    As placed
    2-3
    THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation
    State Core GE-H; N
    3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Social Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 13-14
    Semester 4 Credits
    DAA technique dance
    As placed
    2-3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Physical Science
    GE-P
    3
    Outside interest course
    3000 level or higher
    3
    Total 14-15
    Semester 5 Credits
    DAA technique dance
    As placed
    2-3
    DAA 2381 World Dance and Intercultural Performance 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance​ 1​
    Outside electives
    3000-level or above; can't be from theatre or dance
    6
    Total 12-13
    Semester 6 Credits
    DAA technique dance
    As placed
    2-3
    DAN 4180 Professional Development for Dance 1
    DAN 4430 Laban Movement Analysis 3
    Outside electives
    3000-level or above; can't be from theatre or dance
    9
    Total 15-16
    Summer Semester Credits
    APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy with Laboratory
    GE-B
    4
    DAA 4920 Summer Dance Intensive 3
    Outside elective
    3000-level or above; can't be from theatre or dance
    3
    Total 10
    Semester 7 Credits
    DAA technique dance
    As placed
    2-3
    DAN 4124 Dance History
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    Outside elective
    3000-level or above; can't be from theatre or dance
    9
    Total 15-16
    Semester 8 Credits
    DAA technique dance
    As placed
    2-3
    DAN 4959 Senior Project 2
    Outside electives
    3000-level or above; can't be from theatre or dance
    9
    Total 13-14

    Intermediate and advanced-level courses must be approved by the dance advisor and appropriate to the student's technical level.

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