Dance

Description

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance.  This program offers classes in ballet, modern dance and jazz technique as well as academic classes in choreography, anatomy/kinesiology, dance history and teaching.  The dance program also provides performance opportunities.  The Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, a pre-professional student company, presents two concerts of faculty and guest artist works per year.  There are also two Dance Alabama! concerts per year which present choreography by University of Alabama students.  Admission to the Dance Major program is by audition only. 

Interests and Skills

Students entering the program should have a strong background and interest in dance.  This should include experience in at least two dance styles (ballet, modern or jazz).

Degree Options

B.A. in Dance

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include performing with professional dance companies (ballet, modern and/or jazz), Broadway/off Broadway/touring productions, cruise lines, commercial/television, teaching/running a private dance studio and freelance choreography.  Students are also prepared to enter graduate programs in dance for the purpose of teaching at colleges and universities.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Graduates of the University of Alabama dance program have accepted jobs in dance performance, choreography, dance instruction and administration.

Jobs of Experienced Alumni

Our alumni have worked in professional venues such as the Radio City Rockettes, Gus Giordano, Alabama Ballet, Complexions, Disney Productions, national Broadway tours, cruise lines, freelance choreography and top graduate schools, as well as running their own private studios.

Accreditation

The University of Alabama Dance Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) and a contributing member of the American college Dance Festival Association (ACDFA).

Dance (DN)

Semester 1 Semester 2

DN 121 or DN 221

DN 122 or DN 222

DN 251 or DN 211

DN 212 or DN 252

EN 101

EN 102

C PREREQ OR FL

SB COURSE

MA COURSE

C OR FL

Semester 3 Semester 4

DNCA 265

DNCA 240

DN TECHNIQUE (300-499)

DN TECHNIQUE (300-499)

N COURSE

N COURSE

HI COURSE

MINOR COURSE

L COURSE

C OR ELECTIVE

Semester 5 Semester 6

DN TECHNIQUE (300-499)

DN TECHNIQUE (300-499)

TH 324                  

HU OR FA COURSE

HI/L SEQ ELECTIVE

MINOR COURSE

MINOR COURSE

SB COURSE
FA COURSE

ELECTIVE 300-499

Semester 7 Semester 8

DNCA 470

DNCA 471

DN/DNCA (300-499)

DN/DNCA (300-499)

MINOR COURSE

MINOR 300-499

MINOR 300-499

MINOR OR ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE 300-499

ELECTIVE 300-499

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