The B.A. in Dance with an emphasis in Performance and Choreography is designed for those who wish to obtain a broad undergraduate liberal arts experience and grow as an artist in a rigorous dance classroom and studio environment. Students are provided with a variety of dance studies that stress performance and choreography, and, at the same time, intellectual depth and scope. The program offers a diverse repertory that provides the opportunity to gain a sound foundation of guided practice in the disciplines and principles of ballet and contemporary dance.
Degree requirements include courses in ballet & contemporary technique, dance history, dance anatomy and kinesiology, performance, choreography, improvisation, and a senior capstone project. The Performance and Choreography emphasis also requires that students pursue a minor or cognate in another discipline outside of the dance, allowing the students to combine their interests and build upon their University experience.
Admission to the Dance Program
Admission for the BA in Dance with an emphasis in Performance and Choreography is dependent upon a qualifying dance audition in ballet or contemporary dance. Of course, students must meet University admission requirements and academic standards. For information on these requirements, visit www.sc.edu/admissions.
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