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Dance, BA

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This major is administered by the area of Dance  in the School of Performing Arts .

Program Learning Outcomes

As a student graduating with a major in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate, explore, and embody full physical expression
  2. Achieve anatomical efficiency and employ optimal anatomical alignment to support injury-free dancing
  3. Explore and experiment within artistic processes in order to develop a personal approach to dance making
  4. Cultivate contemporary inquiry that is culturally relevant and historically grounded:
  1. recognize important people, artistic works, and ideas that have contribute(d) to the historical, current, and cultural perspectives of dance
  2. discuss and employ current theoretical approaches to contemporary thinking in dance
  3. articulate an individual point of view about trends and perspectives in the global dance field
  4. interpret, analyze, and critically appraise a variety of artistic work within a historical/cultural context
  1. Communicate, contribute and lead as a global citizen artist

Consists of 48-56 credits.

Core, 22 credits

Three credits from

(Placement exam or consent of instructor required for entrance):

Six credits of

Seven credits of


We recommend that if you are interested in continuing your dance technique studies, you should take two core classes per semester and participate in summer dance workshops.

Performance and choreography, 9 credits

Electives, 4 credits

Choose from:


See description .

World Language Courses, 0-8 credits

Complete a two-semester sequence of university entry-level world language courses (101, 102). The requirement may be fulfilled through equivalent coursework or other language acquisition as demonstrated through a test-out policy (including Native American languages and American Sign Language). If your native language is not English and you can document formal high school or university study of your native language, you may use ENGL 101  and ENGL 202 , or ENGL 150  as a means of fulfilling this world language requirement. Please see the Department of World Languages and Literatures  for details.

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