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Dance Majors

Lower Division Curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Dance

The College of Communication and Fine Arts offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Dance in the following tracks:
  • General Track
  • Performance Track

University Core Requirements for pre-Fall 2015 transfer students
Please consult the University Core requirements page page for additional courses as required by the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Lower Division Major Requirements
Students in both Dance tracks are required to complete foundation courses in Dance and Dance Technique.  Students in the Performance track are required to take additional technique and performance courses.

Foundation Courses
Students take the following courses:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 100: Orientation to Dance No course equivalency
DANC 101: Principles of Movement No course equivalency
DANC 160: Fundamentals of Composition I Take the following 3 courses:
• DANC 008A: Beginning Composition & Choreography
• DANC 008B: Intermediate Composition & Choreography
• DANC 008C: Advanced Composition & Choreography
DANC 161: Fundamentals of Composition II No course equivalency
DANC 183: Stagecraft No course equivalency
DANC 260: Laban Movement Analysis No course equivalency
DANC 262: Dance Styles and Forms No course equivalency
DANC 281: History of Dance Theatre No course equivalency
   







Dance Technique Requirements common to both tracks

Modern Dance requirement
Students in the General Track take Modern Dance for at least 2 semester hours at their level of proficiency. Students in the Performance Track take Modern Dance for at least one semester hour for 4 semesters:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 102: Modern Dance I DANC 009A: Beginning Modern Dance
OR
DANC 009B: Intermediate Modern Dance
AND/OR AND/OR
DANC 202: Modern Dance II DANC 009C: Advanced Modern Dance
   


Ballet requirement
Students in the General Track take Ballet for at least 2 semester hours at their level of proficiency. Students in the Performance Track take Ballet for at least one semester hour for 4 semesters:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 120: Ballet I DANC 011A: Beginning Ballet
OR
DANC 011B: Intermediate Ballet
AND/OR AND/OR
DANC 220: Ballet II DANC 011C: Advanced Ballet
   


World Dance requirement
Students take World Dance for 1-2 semesters:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
General Track: students take 1-2 semesters of World Dance chosen from the following list: DANC 004A, 004B, 004C, 004D, 004E, 004F, 004G, 004H, 005A, 005B
Performance Track: students take 1-2 semesters of World Dance chosen from the following list: DANC 004A, 004B, 004C, 004D, 004E, 004F, 004G, 004H, 005A, 005B
   





Dance Technique Requirements specific to the Performance Track

Jazz Dance requirement
Students take Jazz Dance for at least 2 semesters at their level of proficiency:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 142: Jazz Dance I DANC 015A: Beginning Jazz Dance
OR
DANC 015B: Intermediate Jazz Dance
AND/OR AND/OR
DANC 242: Jazz Dance II No course equivalency
   


Pilates/Yoga requirement
Students take two semesters of pilates or yoga:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
Pilates/Yoga requirement: students choose from the following list: DANC 013: Pilates-based Method for Alignment & Correction
   


Dance Performance requirement
Students are required to perform in 2 dance concerts:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 279: Rehearsal and Performance I DANC 010: Modern Dance Production
AND/OR
DANC 022A: Dance Performance
AND/OR
DANC 022B: Dance Performance
AND/OR
DANC 022C: Dance Performance
AND/OR
MUSC 067: Music Theatre Production (only 1 unit may be applied towards fulfillment of this requirement)