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. 

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).

B.A. in Dance

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.

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

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.

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).

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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