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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 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 SADDLEBACK COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 100: Orientation to Dance No course equivalency
DANC 101: Principles of Movement Choose one course:
• KNES 2: Strength Training
• KNES 6: Conditioning
• KNES 9: Stretching, Flexibility and Conditioning
DANC 160: Fundamentals of Composition I No course equivalency
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
LMU SADDLEBACK COLLEGE






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 SADDLEBACK COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 102: Modern Dance I DANC 55: Modern Dance Level I
AND/OR AND/OR
DANC 202: Modern Dance II DANC 56: Intermediate Modern Dance
LMU SADDLEBACK COLLEGE


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 Modern Dance for at least one semester hour for 4 semesters:
LMU COURSE SADDLEBACK COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 120: Ballet I DANC 52: Ballet Dancing Level I
AND/OR AND/OR
DANC 220: Ballet II DANC 53: Intermediate Ballet
LMU SADDLEBACK COLLEGE


World Dance requirement
Students take World Dance for 1-2 semesters:
LMU COURSE SADDLEBACK COLLEGE COURSE
General Track: students take 1-2 semesters of World Dance chosen from the following list: DANC 66
KNES 28, 29, 93, 94
Performance Track: students take 1-2 semesters of World Dance chosen from the following list: DANC 66
KNES 29, 93, 94
LMU SADDLEBACK COLLEGE







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 SADDLEBACK COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 142: Jazz Dance I DANC 58: Jazz Dancing Level I
AND/OR AND/OR
DANC 242: Jazz Dance II DANC 59: Intermediate Jazz Dancing
LMU SADDLEBACK COLLEGE


Pilates/Yoga requirement
Students take two semesters of pilates or yoga:
LMU COURSE SADDLEBACK COLLEGE COURSE
Pilates/Yoga requirement: students choose from the following list: DANC 65
KNES 28, 40, 65
LMU SADDLEBACK COLLEGE


Dance Performance requirement
Students are required to perform in 2 dance concerts:
LMU COURSE SADDLEBACK COLLEGE COURSE
DANC 279: Rehearsal and Performance I DANC 11: Dance Rehearsal and Performance
LMU SADDLEBACK COLLEGE