This is an interdisciplinary degree combining a solid selection of practical dance coursework and a protocol of management and entrepreneurial studies offered by the Williamson College of Business Administration. It is designed to provide skills applicable to teaching dance with an understanding of basic practices related to creating or managing a small business such as a dance studio or performance company.

Important Notes

  •  View the Undergraduate Catalog for information including course descriptions and prerequisites, major and minor requirements, academic policies, etc.
  •  Check the Undergraduate Catalog for course prerequisites; classes taken out of sequence will not count toward graduation.
  •  A grade of “C” or better is required in all required major and minor courses. Courses taken as “CR/NC” will not count towards the major or minor.
  •  Courses cannot count toward both the major and minor.
  •  Courses taken for the major and minor may be applied toward satisfying General Education requirements but credit hours cannot be double counted.
  •  Course numbers of 3700 and higher are considered upper-division courses.
  •  You must complete coursework totaling a minimum of 124 s.h. to graduate (at least 60 s.h. must be completed at the 2600 level or higher and 48 s.h. must be at the 3700 level or higher).
  •  The following courses do NOT count as hours toward graduation:
    COURSETITLES.H.
    MATH 1501Elementary Algebraic Models5
    MATH 1507Intermediate Algebra3
    ENGL 1509Academic English for Non-native Speakers3
    ENGL 1512English Conversation for Non-native Speakers1
    ENGL 1539Fundamentals of College Writing4
    ENGL 1540Introduction to College Writing3
    RSS 1510AAdvanced College Success Skills3
    RSS 1510BBasic College Success Skills3
    RSS 1510CSTEM Advanced College Success Skills4
  • The residency rule states that the last 30 s.h. of your degree and at least 16 s.h. in your major and 21 s.h. in upper-division courses must be completed at YSU.
  •  Eligibility to continue receiving federal financial aid is affected by your “satisfactory academic progress.” Carefully review details on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship website.
  •  Meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure you are meeting requirements for graduation.

Graduation Process

  •  One Year Before Expected Graduation
    •  Request a Graduation Evaluation
    •  When your evaluation is complete, make an appointment with the chairperson of your department.
  •  Semester You Plan To Graduate
    •  Apply for graduation during the first three weeks of the semester you plan to graduate (you must have a graduation evaluation completed in advance).
COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities (Must take THTR 1560 & THTR 1590)6
FNLG 1550Elementary Foreign Language4
FNLG 2600Intermediate Foreign Language4
Natural Sciences7
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective (Must take DNCE 2698. Credit Hours Appear under Major Requirements)
Major Requirements
DNCE 1541Modern Dance 22
DNCE 1542Dance Composition2
DNCE 1550Wellness for Actors and Dancers1
DNCE 1565Topics in Dance1
DNCE 1571Tap and Jazz 22
DNCE 1573Ballet 22
DNCE 2606Creative Dance for Children1
DNCE 2680Tap Dance 32
DNCE 2698Survey of Dance3
DNCE 3730Music for Dance2
DNCE 3751Modern Dance 32
DNCE 3767Choreography for Musical Theater2
DNCE 3770Jazz Dance 32
DNCE 3781Ballet 32
Dance Participation DNCE 3791 must be taken 7 times7
DNCE 4871Jazz Dance 42
DNCE 4881Ballet 42
DNCE 4885Dance Kinesiology3
DNCE 4892Pedagogy of Dance Technique3
DNCE 4898Senior Project3
Theater Sequence
THTR 1561Stagecraft (take THTR 1560 first)3
THTR 1563Costume Construction and Craft3
THTR 2668Acting 1: Fundamentals3
THTR 3761Stage Makeup3
THTR 3765Lighting Design3
Business Sequence
BUS 1500Exploring Business3
ENT 3700Entrepreneurship New Venture Creation3
ENT 4800Entrepreneurship-Business Plan Development3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MKTG 3740Professional Selling3
Select one of the following:3
Marketing Concepts and Practice
Basic Public Relations
Total Semester Hours124
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
FNLG 1550 Elementary Foreign Language 4
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATH XXXX Approved General Education Math course 3
DNCE 1541 Modern Dance 2 2
DNCE 3791 Dance Participation 1
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
FNLG 2600 Intermediate Foreign Language 4
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Natural Science GER 3
DNCE 1542 Dance Composition 2
DNCE 3791B Dance Participation 1
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
Natural Science + Lab 4
THTR 1563 Costume Construction and Craft 3
THTR 1560 Understanding Theater (Arts & Humanities GER) 3
DNCE 1571 Tap and Jazz 2 2
DNCE 1550 Wellness for Actors and Dancers 1
DNCE 3791C Dance Participation 1
DNCE 2606 Creative Dance for Children 1
 Semester Hours15
Spring
Social & Personal Awareness GER 3
Social Science GER 3
THTR 1561 Stagecraft (take THTR 1560 first) 3
DNCE 2698 Survey of Dance 3
DNCE 1573 Ballet 2 2
DNCE 3791A Dance Participation 1
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
Social Science GER 3
DNCE 2680 Tap Dance 3 2
THTR 2668 Acting 1: Fundamentals 3
ENT 3700 Entrepreneurship New Venture Creation 3
DNCE 3770 Jazz Dance 3 2
DNCE 3791E Dance Participation 1
DNCE 3781 Ballet 3 2
 Semester Hours16
Spring
Social & Personal Awareness GER 3
DNCE 3730 Music for Dance 2
THTR 3761 Stage Makeup 3
THTR 3765 Lighting Design 3
DNCE 3767 Choreography for Musical Theater 2
DNCE 3791F Dance Participation 1
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 4
Fall
DNCE 4871 Jazz Dance 4 2
DNCE 4881 Ballet 4 2
DNCE 4885 Dance Kinesiology 3
MKTG 3740 Professional Selling 3
THTR 1590 History of Motion Pictures (GER) 3
DNCE 3791G Dance Participation 1
DNCE 1565 Topics in Dance 1
 Semester Hours15
Spring
DNCE 4898 Senior Project 3
Business Sequence choice 3
ENT 4800 Entrepreneurship-Business Plan Development 3
DNCE 4892 Pedagogy of Dance Technique 3
DNCE 3751 Modern Dance 3 2
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours124

Learning outcomes for the degree in dance management include:

  • Basic Management Process – Students demonstrate an understanding of basic management principles and entrepreneurship.
  •  Dance Techniques – Students demonstrate competence in a number of dance techniques and styles, including a basic understanding of world dance forms and styles.
  •  Pedagogy – Students demonstrate competence in transferring the knowledge, skills, aesthetics, and art of dance through teaching assessment.
  •  Choreography and Composition – Students demonstrate the ability to create movement combinations leading to successful compositional studies and performance choreography.