Dance: Technique | Webster University

Dance: Technique


Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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21 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts/Department of Dance and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Program Description

Webster University's Department of Dance in The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts educates students to become skilled, creative and compassionate thinking artists for 21st century careers as performers, choreographers, educators and scholars.

Learning Outcomes

Performance: Perform a variety of techniques and styles with a broad spectrum of expressivity and technical expertise.
Integrate and successfully utilize knowledge from courses in the breadth of the discipline.

Required Courses

  • DANC 1030 Dance as an Art Form (3 hours)
  • DANC 1220 Improvisation I (2 hours)
  • DANC 1310 Composition I (3 hours)
  • DANC 1000-level or higher applied dance genres, ballet, modern, jazz, or tap, with the following stipulations (10 hours):
    • Includes at least 2 hours of DANC 1000-level or higher ballet
    • Complete at least 4 hours DANC 1000-level or higher in one of the applied dance genres
    • Draws from at least two different genres: ballet, modern, jazz, or tap
    • Includes at least 2 hours of DANC 2000-level or higher in one of the applied dance genres
  • Additional elective DANC courses (3 hours)