Our B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreograhy focuses on providing dance majors with mulitple performance opportunities throughout the year in faculty, guest artist and student choreography concerts. Additionally, our program places a high value on developing young artists and provides numerous venues for students to present their own choreography.
Our dance program brings in a national/international guest artist each winter term to set a piece of repertory on members of the Elon Dance Company. That guest work is always featured in the spring dance concert. Since 2007, our winter term guest artists have included: Lila York, Chuck Davis, Laura Dean, Leslie Scott, Jon Lehrer, Jason Aryeh and Larry Keigwin.
Additional guest artists and teachers are brought in throughout the year to teach master classes. Since 2007, we've had the pleasure of welcoming the following artists: Beth Corning, Miyoung Dempsey, Paige Whitley-Baugess, Nicholas Leighter, Niki Juralewicz, Diana Turner-Forte, Sarah Skaggs, Liz Maxwell, James Pierce, Germaul Barnes, Frank Smith, Janis Brenner, Claire Porter, David Parker, Diego Carrasco Schoch, Noriko Hara, Judith Jamison, Diane Coburn-Bruning, Kathryn Ross-Nash, Jan Van Dyke and Kit McDaniel.
A major in Dance Performance and Choreography requires the following courses:
NOTE: All dance majors, by virtue of their audition for the program, are placed into Level III technique classes.
|DAN||102||Somatic Theories I||4 sh|
|DAN||202||Somatic Theories II||4 sh|
|DAN||230||Dance Improvisation I||4 sh|
|DAN||301||Dance History I||4 sh|
|DAN||302||Dance History II||4 sh|
|DAN||231||Dance Choreography I||4 sh|
|DAN||331||Dance Choreography II||4 sh|
|DAN||495||Senior Seminar||2 sh|
|DAN||496||Senior Seminar||2 sh|
|Twelve semester hours from the following:||12 sh|
|DAN 204, 214, 304, 404 (Modern)|
|DAN 206, 216, 306, 406 (Ballet)|
|Students may repeat each technique class once and must reach level V in one genre and level VI in the other.|
|Four semesters from the following:||4 sh|
|DAN 107, 207, 307, 407 (Jazz)|
|DAN 105, 205, 305 (Tap)|
|DAN 108 (World Dance I)|
|Sixteen semester hours of dance electives||16 sh|
|(At least 4 sh must be at the 300-400 level)|
|DAN||223||Dance Ensemble||4 sh|