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    The Bachelor of Arts major program is a modern dance program that focuses equally on performing, choreography and teaching, with additional emphasis on dance technology and wellness for dancers, thereby providing students with a well-rounded education.

    We are known for our outstanding ability to educate dancers by dramatically increasing students’ dancing and artistic ability and level of knowledge about dance.

    The faculty members pride themselves on their ability to spot artistic potential, and then work with each student to perfect technique, performance, choreography, and teaching skills.In the SRU Department of Dance, students will find a warm, friendly, safe and disciplined environment in which to explore, learn, and grow.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Rolling basis Tuition fee Not specified Start date August 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Requirements for the Major

    Core Courses - Credits: 38

    • DANC 100 - Introduction to Dance Credits: 3
    • DANC 101 - Wellness for Dancers Credits: 3
    • DANC 199 - LMA/Performance Techniques Credits: 2
    • DANC 200 - Dance Composition I Credits: 3
    • DANC 216 - Principles of Dance Production Credits: 3
    • DANC 223 - Creative Dance for Children Credits: 2
    • DANC 224 - Improvisation Credits: 2
    • DANC 323 - Teaching of Dance Credits: 3
    • DANC 324 - Music for Dance Credits: 3
    • DANC 326 - Dance Kinesiology Credits: 3
    • DANC 350 - Field Experience in Dance Technique Credits: 1
    • DANC 419 - Dance History II: Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries Credits: 3
    • DANC 420 - Modern Dance Technique: Level IV Credits: 2
    • DANC 425 - Senior Synthesis Credits: 3
    • DANC 498 - Selected Topics Credits: 1-3

    Additional Core Requirements - Credits: 3-4

    Students must select from Group 1, Group 2, or Group 3

    Group 1: Dance Theory and Practice (Technique)

    Select two of the following courses totaling 4 credits bringing your total major credits to 42 for a BA in Dance.

    • DANC 321 - Ballet III Credits: 2
    • DANC 322 - Jazz III Credits: 2
    • DANC 424 - Contemporary Partnering Credits: 2

    Group 2: Composition and Technology

    Select one of the following courses totaling 3 credits bringing your total major credits to 41 for a BA in Dance.

    • DANC 271 - Dance Technology Credits: 3
    • DANC 300 - Dance Composition II Credits: 3

    Group 3: Social and Historical Perspectives

    Select one of the following courses totaling 3 credits bringing your total major credits to 41 for a BA in Dance.

    • DANC 305 - Society and Social Dance Credits: 3
    • DANC 318 - Dance History I: Through the Nineteenth Century Credits: 3


    • DANC 299 - Dance Rehearsal & Production Credits: 1
    • DANC 499 - Dance Rehearsal & Production Credits: 1
    Dance Theory - Practice: Competency Based Requirements

    Competency-based assessment constitutes the specification of knowledge, physical ability (technique) and proficiency. The application and synthesis of practice and theory competencies are required for employment in the dance field. The assessments developed by the dance faculty are flexible which allows the department to meet the changing demands of the dance field. In addition to successful completion of all Dance Core Courses, (including proficiency to Modern Dance IV), candidates for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Slippery Rock university are required to demonstrate technical proficiency as indicated below:

    • Modern Dance (Level IV Proficiency)
    • Ballet (Level III Proficiency)
    • Jazz (Level III Proficiency)

    Demonstrated achievement of Level III technical proficiency in Ballet and Jazz will be determined by performance-based assessment of candidates for the BA Degree in Dance from Slippery Rock University by members of the dance faculty.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    Slippery Rock University has a strong commitment to student success, and we thoroughly research the academic background of the students who tend to succeed at SRU. We use this information to establish admission guidelines for first year students (new freshmen).

    We are seeking students who have attained at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of admission, have demonstrated proficiency in college preparatory coursework, and who have average to above average scores on the SAT or ACT. We will accept either test and use the best scores available. Offers of admission for new freshmen from high school may be made as soon as August following their junior year in high school. High school admitted students are required to submit proof of high school graduation in the form of Official Transcripts upon high school graduation.

    In order to apply for admission, the following credentials are required:

    • Official High School Transcripts, including a 12th Grade class schedule if applicable
    • SAT or ACT Scores
    • $30.00 application fee

    WAIT LIST: Applicants who do not meet the admission guidelines are still encouraged to apply for admission if they are close to our admission guidelines. Such applicants may be placed on a wait list for admission consideration. Students who are placed on a wait list need to understand it is not the same as being denied admission. Wait list status simply means that an applicant's credentials may require a closer review beyond just the quantitative numbers. Offers of admission will be made to wait listed applicants on regular intervals.

    Wait listed applicants should strive to improve their grades and/or test scores and re-submit them to the Office of Admissions as soon as is practical after the next marking period or re-test. Periodic review of the wait list will likely begin in November and offers of admission made on a rolling basis. Our goal is to have most of the wait list offers of admission made in March or April. A final round of wait list offers may be made in mid-May on a space available basis. We encourage students to submit additional information if it improves the academic record.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Slippery Rock University.


    Contact the Office of Financial Aid for detailed information on various financial aid programs and scholarship materials. You can submit your questions regarding financial assistance directly to the Financial Aid Office at Students are encouraged to apply for admission early.

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