Hours53.5 - 55.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

A screening is required for placement and registration in technique courses and for mandatory advisement. Students will be assigned a faculty advisor after completing the pre-BA requirements and screening.
Dance technique courses (including Dance 243R and 244R) require a grade of at least B- for advancement to next level.
The Dance Department requires a minimum of 30 hours of dance credit to be taken in residency at BYU's Provo campus for this degree program. BYU Independent Study courses do not count toward residency. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
Students must complete annual mandatory advisement.
Complete the requirements in the Dance BA Pre-Major.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Note: PDBio 220 is preferred.
PDBIO 220 - (Not currently offered)
requirement 2 Complete 2 options
option 2.1 Complete 1 course
Note: Student must meet minimal screening criteria for strength, stamina, and overall fitness for successful completion of this course.
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
Courses not selected in core requirements can be taken as an elective.
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
requirement 7 Complete 3 options
Complete one course from each of the following categories:
Note 1: Cultural dance technique courses are offered on a rotation basis. Please see the department for a rotation schedule.
Note 2: One course may fulfill two of the required foot articulation, partnering, and cultural dance categories, possibly reducing the number of enrollments for this requirement from three to two: Dance 174, 274R, 277, or 374R will satisfy both articulation and cultural categories; Dance 273, 278, 373 will satisfy both partnering and cultural categories.
requirement 8 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 8 hours from the following technique courses (at least 7.0 hours must be from courses 300 and above):
requirement 10 Complete 2 courses
Complete two semesters (2-4 hours) from the following Performance Company options:
requirement 11 Complete 6.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 11.1 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
DANCE 356 - (Not currently offered)
Note: R courses may count only once to complete this requirement, with the exception of Dance 399R, 500R, 540R and 544R.
Program Outcomes: 

Technical Skill and Artistry

Students will demonstrate advanced technical and artistic skill in one dance genre, and intermediate skill in another.

Choreography, Performance, Teaching, or Research

Students will demonstrate competency in a self-selected dance specialty such as pedagogy, performance or choreography.

Research and Theory

Students will examine, synthesize, and apply theory within a comprehensive dance curriculum. The BA curriculum includes studies in dance history, cultural studies, dance sciences, somatics, and music.


Students will model professional behavior and practice.

Spiritual Values and Ethical Issues

Students will critically examine spiritual, ethical, and professional issues relevant to dance.