School of Theatre & Dance
Dance at USF

BA in Dance Studies

The BA in Dance Studies is developed to explore the potential study of dance related to a spectrum of individual interests. It is designed to provide students with a comprehensive core of study in dance (Studio Technique, Creative Studio Studies, Dance Theory) while encouraging the development of an individualized program through a focused study of elective courses. The selection of electives should be designed to provide each student with the maximum value of a liberal arts education within a focused area of study.

A student with additional interest in another field [ie African Studies, Anthropology, Business, Communications, Women’s Studies, Theatre, History, Religious Studies, Psychology, etc.] would complete a focused study in that area along with the core of study in dance. Each student would be required to develop a final Independent Project incorporating dance with his/her focused area of study. These projects will be developed during the Senior year in consultation with a member of the faculty. The individual nature of this program provides students with flexibility in planning a course of study, in the format of the Independent Project, and in the development of career opportunities.

The design of the BA in Dance Studies is intended to be a cooperative degree plan allowing students to complete a Minor in another discipline, or to develop a unique program of study.

BA in Dance Studies Course Requirements

Studio Technique (18-27)*

DAA 2204 Ballet I 4
DAA 2104 Modern I
DAA 3108 Modern II
DAA 3214 Ballet II
DAA 3109 Modern III or
DAA 3209 Ballet III
DAA 3394  World Dance
* (credit hours vary based on audition placement)


Creative Studio Studies (13)

* Concurrent Enrollment in Dance Technique

DAA 3624  Dance Improvisation 2
DAA 3614  Choreography I 2
DAA 3615  Choreography II 2
DAA 4616  Choreography III 2
DAA 4617  Choreography IV 2
DAA 3686  Jr. Performance Project * 1
DAA 3686  Performance * 1
DAN 4906  Independent Research Project 1

Dance Studies (17)]

DAN 2160  Entry Seminar 2
DAN 3584  Technical Theatre in Dance I 2
DAN 3714 Dance Kinesiology 3
DAN 4134 Ballet History ** 3
DAN 4135 20th Century Dance History ** 3
DAN 4162 Research in Dance 2
DAN 4180 Dance Senior Seminar

Total Dance Hours
General Education/FKL Requirements
Language Requirements
Focus Electives
Free Electives


** Fulfill Exit Course Requirements




Audition Requirements - Please visit the Dance Program website for audition information and forms:  

This is only a worksheet provided to benefit the Student Seeking a BA in Dance Studies.  Its is strictly a guideline for catalog review.  Courses and course requirements are subject to change.  IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO READ ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE USF UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG

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