Description

The dance major is designed to provide a comprehensive arts experience with an emphasis on dance. It is appropriate for students who wish to develop performance and technique skills in dance, who are interested in dance as a fine art, and who wish to prepare to choreograph and teach dance. This program teaches the cultural, theatrical, and performing aspects of dance, preparing dancers to participate in dance program concerts and department productions as well as community projects including collaborative works with professional artists. Students have opportunities to take professional master classes and to work with national and international guest choreographers.

Degree at a Glance

ACE Requirements30
Some ACE outcomes may be satisfied by courses taken for other requirements
Languages: Classical & Modern0-6
Select from the list of “Approved Courses” found under “College Degree Requirements.”
Dance Major Requirements51
Electives33-39
Total Credit Hours120

Admission

A performance audition is required for acceptance as a dance major or minor. Auditions are usually held in January and February. The Glenn Korff School of Music should be contacted for audition dates and other details.

College Requirements

College Admission

Requirements for admission to the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are consistent with general University admission requirements. These include:
 

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics (4 units)
  • Social studies (3 units)
  • Natural sciences (3 units)
  • Foreign language (2 units)

NOTE: One unit equals one year of high school credit.

One of the following performance standards must also be met:

New Freshmen: Minimum ACT 20 (composite), minimum SAT 950 (combined), or rank in top half of high school graduating class.

Transfer and Readmit Students: Completed 12 or more semester credits from a post-secondary institution with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and 2.0 GPA during the last semester of record at the time of application. (Emerging media arts majors: minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and 3.0 GPA during the last semester of record at the time of application.)

International Students: Minimum TOEFL 70 (Internet) or 523 (paper).

Individual departments may have higher standards for acceptance into the different degrees and options. Please check with the individual departments for these standards.

Auditions/Portfolio Reviews

Auditions are required for admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music for music, music education, and dance majors. Auditions are also required for admission to the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film for the acting major. A separate application and portfolio review are required for acceptance into all other programs in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at Nebraska. These conditions are in this catalog under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

Students with one deficiency, two deficiencies but not in the same category, or two deficiencies in foreign language who receive a Deferred Admission or Admission by Review, may be considered for admission to the college. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at Nebraska. These conditions are explained under Admission to the University, Removal of Deficiencies in this catalog.

College Degree Requirements

College General Education Requirements

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

The languages requirement serves to help students gain a working familiarity with a language and a culture other than their own.

All students pursuing bachelor of arts or bachelor of music degrees are required to complete the intermediate level in one foreign language. Some or all of these courses may be completed while in high school. Courses approved to satisfy the languages requirement are offered by the Department of Classics and Religious Studies and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the College of Education and Human Sciences. A student is required to successfully complete 202 to fulfill the languages requirement. (Exceptions: In Japanese, a student must complete JAPN 201 Second-Year Japanese I and one additional course from JAPN 202 Intermediate Grammar and Reading I, JAPN 203 Second-Year Japanese II, and JAPN 204 Intermediate Grammar and Reading II; in Greek, the student must complete two 300-level courses; in Latin, a student must take LATN 301 Latin Prose I and LATN 302 Latin Poetry I.) Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and American Sign Language. View the College page for a full listing of approved courses.


NOTE:

  • A student who has completed three years of one foreign language study in high school may fulfill the languages requirement by taking a fourth-semester-level course.
  • A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement.
  • Any student who achieves a specified scaled score in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam in French, German, and Spanish, levels 1 and 2, will be exempt from the languages requirement and will also receive credit for the fourth-semester course in the language.
  • A transfer student with 11 or 12 semester hours of accepted credit has two choices: 1) to complete 6 hours in the same language at the 200 level; or 2) with permission of the chair of the department to enroll in a fourth semester course.
  • A student from a foreign country who has demonstrated acceptable proficiency in his or her native language (other than English) is exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. American students who present acceptable evidence that their second language is English are exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. All such students should see the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building, for this exemption.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Students in the College are required to maintain a minimum current and cumulative GPA of 2.0. Individual departments may require a higher current and cumulative GPA.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools outside of the University of Nebraska system.

Grades lower than C earned at Nebraska or transferred from other schools cannot be applied toward requirements in a major, but may be applied toward total hours.

Pass/No Pass

University regulations for the Pass/No Pass privilege state: The Pass/No Pass option is designed to be used by a student seeking to expand his/her intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where he/she may have minimum preparation without adversely affecting his/her grade point average.

  1. Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to a student’s GPA.
  2. P is interpreted to mean C or above. Some professional education courses require a C+ or above.
  3. A change to or from Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (1/2 of the course). This date coincides with the final date to drop a course without the instructor’s approval.
  4. The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing grading option.
  5. Prior to the mid-term deadline, changing to or from the Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with Husker Hub, first floor Canfield Administration Building. After the mid-term deadline, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with a professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing Pass/No Pass.
  6. The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.

Pass/No Pass privileges in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are extended to students according to the following additional regulations:

  1. Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of ACE requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  2. Freshmen and sophomores may enroll for no more than 6 hours of Pass/No Pass work per semester.
  3. Students may not elect to take courses on a Pass/No Pass basis to fulfill degree requirements in the major. Departments may allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass to be taken in the minor offered by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
  4. Departments may specify that certain courses can be taken only on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  5. The College will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of Pass/No Pass grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all “pass” grades earned at Nebraska and other schools.

Individual departments vary in their policies regarding Pass/No Pass hours as applied to the major and minor. Consult the individual departmental listings for these policies. Students who wish to apply Pass/No Pass hours to their major and minor(s) must obtain approval on a form that is available in the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building.

GPA Requirements

Students are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average each semester. Some programs within the College may have higher GPA requirements to keep in good academic standing.

Transfer Credit Rules

Ordinarily, hours earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. The maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college is 60.

Normally, credit is not given for pre-university work. In some instances, however, it may be possible to receive credit through satisfactory examination.

All transfer students must complete the Residency Requirement (see “Residency Requirement”), and at least 9 hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools other than UNO or UNK. All grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK. However, transfer courses within a student’s major or minor will be evaluated by that unit and held to the same minimum grade standards as courses taken at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Transfer Credit from Foreign Institutions

Credit for courses taken at foreign universities and colleges will be transferred only after validation by the appropriate department. This evaluation may include examination of the student over subject matter studied at the foreign institution.

International Baccalaureate Credit

Students who have studied art, music, or theatre within the International Baccalaureate Program will be given credit for courses at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln according to the guidelines established by each academic unit. Contact the department office for specific course information.

Course Level Requirements

Upper-Level Requirement: Thirty of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299.

Residency

Students must meet either of the following residency qualifications:
 

  • At least 30 of the last 36 hours of credit must be registered for and completed while enrolled at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  • A total of 90 credits must be registered for and completed while enrolled at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward degree requirements if students participate in prior approved programs and register through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Credit awarded from an institution other than Nebraska will be subject to transfer credit and residency rules.

Experiential Learning Requirement

All undergraduates in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts must complete an Experiential Learning (EL) designated course.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu.

Catalog Rule

Students who first enroll at Nebraska under the 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog must fulfill the requirements stated in this catalog or in any other catalog which is published while they are enrolled in the College, provided the catalog they follow is no more than ten years old at the time of graduation. A student must, however, meet the requirements from one catalog only rather than choosing a portion from one catalog and the remainder from another.

Exception: Students pursuing any degree in the Glenn Korff School of Music who fail to take at least one course that will fulfill their major requirements during a 12-month period must re-audition. They will then move to the catalog in effect at that time.

Students who have transferred from a community college may be eligible to fulfill the requirements as stated in the catalog for an academic year in which they were enrolled at the community college prior to attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  The decision to utilize a previous catalog should be made in consultation with academic advisors and must be requested within the first two semesters of enrollment after transferring. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year and within the time frame allowable for that catalog year.

Eligibility to use a prior catalog is dependent upon:

  • Admission to the university as a transfer student
  • Enrollment at a community college during the catalog year being used
  • Continuous enrollment at the previous institution for one academic year or more
  • Proceeding to enrollment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln within one calendar year from the last enrollment at the previous institution
  • Maintaining the same major after the admission process

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of dance will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and principles in a variety of dance and somatic practices studied.
  2. Integrate dance practice and theory through cultural, social, and historical understanding.
  3. Bring global and interdisciplinary approaches to dance and somatic practices and studies.
  4. Analyze and apply scientific and practice-based research in movement practices.
  5. Develop a pedagogical framework for embodied learning and dance instruction.
  6. Explore personal artistry through performance, improvisation, and choreography.
  7. Engage in cooperative, collaborative, inclusive, and student-centered processes of embodied learning.

Major Requirements

Specific Major Requirements

Movement
DANC 111Ballet I2
DANC 112Beginning Modern Dance2
DANC 171Pilates2
DANC 212Intermediate Modern Dance2
DANC 271Bartenieff Fundamentals2
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Hip Hop Dance
Ballet II
Tai Chi
Advanced Modern Dance
Contact Improvisation
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Theory and History
DANC 159Introduction to Dance History3
DANC 349Dance, Culture, and Politics3
DANC 448Dance Pedagogy3
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Music for Dance
Dance Kinesiology and Injury Prevention
Seminar in Dance
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Composition and Performance
DANC 300Dance Composition (2 semesters)6
DANC 360Repertory, Improvisation and Performance (4 semesters)4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 10
Dance Electives
Select any DANC courses13
Credit Hours Subtotal: 13
Total Credit Hours51

Minor Requirements

Minors are allowed, but not required, with the dance major.

Additional Major Requirements

Prerequisite Requirements/Advancement in Major

All majors should participate in a performance each semester.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Students must earn grades of C or better in courses required for the major. Any course in which a student earns a grade of C- or below must be repeated in order to count toward the requirement.

Pass/No Pass

All courses taken to fulfill dance major or minor requirements must be taken for a grade (except those only offered as Pass/No Pass).

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Students must audition for dance faculty for acceptance as a minor.

Plan A Minor – 18 credits

DANC 111Ballet I2
DANC 112Beginning Modern Dance2
DANC 113Modern Dance II2
DANC 159Introduction to Dance History3
DANC 212Intermediate Modern Dance2
DANC 213Modern Dance IV2
DANC 312Advanced Modern Dance2
DANC 338Dance Kinesiology and Injury Prevention3
Total Credit Hours18

Grade Rules

All courses must be taken for a grade. No grade can be lower than C.  

DANC101
Beginning Ballet

Description: Basic technique and practice of classical ballet, including the ballet vocabulary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

DANC111
Ballet I

Counts toward a dance minor and may count toward the dance major.

Description: Classical ballet technique leading to an exact and proper application of the fundamentals and principles of ballet movement and vocabulary.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:8
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC112
Beginning Modern Dance

Description: Introductory phase of studio training in Modern Dance. Emphasis is placed on mastering the fundamentals of movement including style, phrasing, musicality, personal interpretation, and improvisation.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 113; DANC 212

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC113
Modern Dance II

Prerequisites: DANC 112 or equivalent

Description: Second phase of the earliest stages of studio training in Modern Dance. Beginning modern dance technique with continued emphasis on mastering the fundamentals of movement including style, phrasing, musicality, personal interpretation, and improvisation.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC130
Hip Hop Dance

Description: Theory and practice in the history and movement vocabulary of Hip Hop Dance. Includes related Street Dance styles such as Party Dance and House Dance.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC159
Introduction to Dance History

Description: Historical survey of dance from the late 19th through 21st Century.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 349; DANC 469

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

DANC171
Pilates

Description: Theory and practice of Pilates through the lens of various philosophies of instruction.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC211
Ballet II

Prerequisites: DANC major or minor.

Description: The principles of classical ballet technique and vocabulary.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 228; DANC 338

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:16
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC212
Intermediate Modern Dance

Prerequisites: DANC 112

Description: Movement vocabulary, concepts, principles of Modern Dance techniques at the intermediate level. Broad understanding and practice of modern dance styles and cultures.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 213; DANC 228; DANC 312; DANC 338

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC213
Modern Dance IV

Prerequisites: DANC 212 or equivalent

Description: To expand the vocabulary and concepts of the Modern Dance idiom. Low intermediate modern dance technique with continued emphasis on mastering the fundamentals of movement including building technical and physical strength, musicality, facility of movement, and improvisation.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC228
Music for Dance

Prerequisites: Dance major; DANC 211 and 212.

Description: Rhythmic reading and analysis, dance accompaniment techniques, music resources and the interrelationship of sound to movement. The use of percussion instruments and sound inventions in the theory and practice of accompaniment for dance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

DANC271
Bartenieff Fundamentals

Description: Principles and basic exercises of Bartenieff Fundamentals, an integrative approach to patterning efficient movement and increasing body awareness for dancers and non-dancers alike.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC272
Tai Chi

Description: Introduction to the movement and philosophy of Tai Chi (also known as Taijiquan), an ancient Chinese martial art.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC300
Dance Composition

Prerequisites: Dance major.

Description: Structural organization of the elements of movement. Theory and practice in the craft of dance composition. Concepts, content, and their perceptual validity through movement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

DANC301
Dance Techniques

Description: Modern dance technique with emphasis on mastering the fundamentals of movement including style, phrasing, musicality, personal interpretation, and improvisation.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:16
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

DANC312
Advanced Modern Dance

Prerequisites: DANC 212

Description: Movement vocabulary, concepts, principles of modern dance techniques at the advanced level. Advanced technical, artistic, and contemporary practice of modern dance.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 313

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC313
Modern Dance VI

Prerequisites: DANC 312 or equivalent

Description: Challenges the student to increase their vocabulary and technical ability at the (high) intermediate level of modern dance technique, with an emphasis on improvisation.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 412

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC338
Dance Kinesiology and Injury Prevention

Prerequisites: Dance major or minor; DANC 211 and 212.

Description: Biomechanical principles affecting the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Causes, treatment methods, and prevention of dance-related injuries. Body conditioning programs for injury prevention.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

DANC349
Dance, Culture, and Politics

Prerequisites: DANC 159.

Description: Focuses on understanding how dance practices are embodied enactments of specific historical, cultural, and political developments.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 469

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

DANC360
Repertory, Improvisation and Performance

Prerequisites: Dance major or minor

Requires active participation in dance productions.

Description: Rehearsal of dance repertory. Participation in the creation of original works. Application of improvisational techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:8
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Course and Laboratory Fee:$25

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

DANC361
Contact Improvisation

Description: Contact Improvisation is a technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for movement improvisation. Emphasis is on spontaneity, collaboration, movement awareness, full and partial weight-sharing, and touch.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC398
Special Topics in Dance

Description: Requires analysis and annotation of a major original choreographic work, a solo performance in a major dance work and participation in a technique course offered with a guest artist in a medium not usually offered in the program, or an advanced research project.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

DANC411
Ballet IV

Prerequisites: DANC 311.

Description: Application of advanced classical ballet technique and performance styles.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:16
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC412
Modern Dance VII

Prerequisites: DANC 313 or equivalent.

Description: Application of advanced modern dance techniques to styles of performance. Repertory work and extended preparation of complex movement phrases.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 413

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC413
Modern Dance VIII

Prerequisites: DANC 412 or equivalent

Description: Challenges the student to find and apply his or her own physical/artistic style in the performance of modern dance technique with the emphasis on activities to prepare the student for post university dance life.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

DANC448
Dance Pedagogy

Prerequisites: Senior standing; Dance major; two 300-level DANC technique courses.

Description: Methods and materials for the teaching of dance. Alignment analysis of the theory and execution of technique leading to structuring exercise progressions, developing lesson plans, creating course outlines. Teaching observations and teaching practice.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 498

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

DANC469
Seminar in Dance

Prerequisites: Senior standing and DANC 159 and 349.

Description: Survey and history of major critical writings on dance with emphasis on a sound and supportive approach to viewing, reviewing, and critically analyzing the dance art form.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

DANC496
Independent Study/Internship

Description: Field work in dance, dance teaching, or a specifically arranged course of dance study under the supervision of a faculty adviser.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

DANC498
Practicum in Dance Teaching

Prerequisites: DANC 448.

Description: Supervised application of pedagogic principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


 

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16 HR TERM 1
Dance Movement
complete DANC 112
2hr
C
Only offered in the Fall semester.

Dance Theory/History
complete DANC 159
3hr
C
Only offered in the Fall semester.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

Language Sequence
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
Depending on your language background and current skill level, select the appropriate course. Prerequisite courses at the 100 level will count as electives.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Dance Movement
complete DANC 111, DANC 171
4hr
C
DANC 171 is normally offered in the Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Language Sequence
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
Depending on your language background and current skill level, select the appropriate course. Prerequisite courses at the 100 level will count as electives.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
14 HR TERM 3
Dance Movement
complete DANC 271
2hr
C
Normally offered in the Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

Dance Composition
complete DANC 300
3hr
C
Only offered in Fall semester.

Dance Performance
complete DANC 360
1hr
C

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

Dance Electives
complete Any Dance Course*
2hr
C

Language Sequence
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Depending on your language background and current skill level, select the appropriate course.
16 HR TERM 4
Dance Movement
complete DANC 212
2hr
C
Normally offered in the Spring semester of even-numbered years.

Dance Performance
complete DANC 360
1hr
C

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

Dance Electives
complete Any Dance Course*
3hr
C

Language Sequence
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Depending on your language background and current skill level, select the appropriate course.

Electives
complete Any Course*
4hr
15 HR TERM 5
Dance Movement
2hr
C

Dance Composition
complete DANC 300
3hr
C
Only offered in the Fall semester.

Dance Performance
complete DANC 360
1hr
C

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

Dance Electives
complete Any Dance Course*
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
15 HR TERM 6
Dance Movement
2hr
C

Dance Theory/History
complete 1 from DANC 228, DANC 338, DANC 469
3hr
C

Dance Performance
complete DANC 360
1hr
C

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

Dance Electives
complete Any Dance Course*
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
15 HR TERM 7
Dance Movement
2hr
C

Dance Theory/History
complete DANC 349
3hr
C
Normally offered in the Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
4hr
14 HR TERM 8
Dance Theory/History
complete DANC 448
3hr
C
DANC 448 will fulfill the ACE 10 requirement. Normally offered in Spring semester of even-numbered years.

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Dance Electives
complete Any Dance Course*
2hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 of the last 36 hours in residence at UNL OR Complete 90 hours of the 120 hours required in residence at UNL.
  4. Complete a minimum of 30 hours numbered 300 or above. This may include both major and non-major courses.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Dance Instructor, Reflections of Soul Dance - Beatrice NE
  • Dance Instructor, I Do Art For All - Omaha NE
  • Company Member/Dance Teacher, Mamlust and Company - Cincinnatti OH
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Actress/Performer, The National Theater For Children - Minneapolis MN

Internships

  • Dance for Parkinson's Intern, Ruth Davidson Hahn and Company - Lincoln NE
  • Massage Therapist, UNL - Campus Recreation - Lincoln NE