Oct 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Dance, BFA


Program Coordinator: Tommi Galaska (252-328-4916; galaskat@ecu.edu)

The Dance, BFA prepares students for a professional performing career with equal emphasis placed on ballet, jazz, modern and tap allowing for versatility and specialization.  Students develop professional skills to blend precise technical choreography to meet the demands of a competitive arts industry.

In order to declare a major in dance, a student must be admitted through an entrance audition, and must pass an examination by a dance faculty jury in the spring of the first and second year to maintain enrollment in the program. Dance faculty will determine placement in technique levels.

Dance majors must attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all required DNCE courses, and all students must earn a C (2.0) or better in technique classes to advance to the next level. All dance courses are restricted to declared dance majors. Enrollment by other majors requires permission of instructor.

See College of Education  Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements.

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.


2. Core - 40 s.h.


3. Concentration areas - 39-40 s.h.


(Choose one.)

Dance education - 39 s.h.


Dance performance and choreography - 40 s.h.


Dance technique courses (28 s.h.)


  • DNCE 2136 - Intermediate Jazz I
  • DNCE 2146 - Intermediate Jazz II
  • 12 s.h. in ballet, modern and/or jazz at the 3000-level (take two techniques each semester, including at least one semester of each technique)
  • 12 s.h. in ballet, modern and/or jazz at the 4000-level (taking two techniques each semester, including at least one semester of each technique)

4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.