Dance Arts

The Dance Arts program presents Good Trouble!

Join us Saturday December 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

View the Showcase Trailer here.

The composition showcase is under the direction of Jocelyn E. Cox, with choreography from Keishonna Belcher, Zanyah Dorfeuille, Deirdre Dunkin, Jordin Greene, Tanasia Lane and Nia Mapp.

Good Trouble: Dance Composition Showcase Trailer

Dance Arts Program (120 hours)

The Dance program is designed to educate, train and develop talented students in the performance skills of dance. The program combines theoretical classroom instruction, studio techniques and rehearsal and performance skills. The student is provided with the opportunity of technical development with guest artists, internships with major performance companies, and critical guidance in level placement and training. Entry requirements for dance students include auditions and interviews and exit requirements involve passing a jury examination. A major emphasis in this program is the successful completion of the practicum experience in the senior year.

Admission into this area of concentration is by audition and invitation only

Dance Arts Course Curriculum Scheme

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                                       

2- THDN-076 DANCE TECH I BAL/MOD/AFR & SEM 

1- FRSM-001 FRESHMAN SEMINAR 

3- THDN-067 KINES CHARACT DEV & STORYTEL 

3- THFD-201 IND STUD RESEARCH: NUTR FOR DNC or

NUTR-106 NUTRITION FOR NON-MAJORS 

3- ENGW-101 RHETORIC, INQUIRY & CRIT WRIT or

ENGW-102 *EXP. WRITING & LIT 3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE I                                                        

                           TOTAL CREDITS- 15   

 

SPRING SEMESTER

2- THDN-077 DANCE TECH II BAL/MOD/AFR&SEM 

3- MATH-006 COLLEGE ALGEBRA I 

3- ENGW-103 PERSUASIVE WRIT & RESEARCH 

3- THTT-057 STAGE MAKE-UP/LAB 

2- THDN-021 DANCE COMPOSITION I 

1- HHPL-002 BEGINNING SWIMMING

3- FOREIGN LANGUAGE II                 

                           TOTAL CREDITS- 18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                                             

2- THDN-007 *BALLET I

2- THDN-001 *MODERN I 

2- THDN-015 AFRICAN DANCE I 

3- THDN-031 ANATOMY/KINESIOLOGY 

2- THDN-022 DANCE COMPOSITION II 

3- THDN-029 DANCE HISTORY I 

3- THTT-051 BSC STAGE LTG: LTG THE DANCE                             

                         TOTAL CREDITS - 17                                                    

 

SPRING SEMESTER

2- THDN-008 *BALLET II 

2- THDN-002 *MODERN II 

2- THDN-016 AFRICAN DANCE II  

3- PSYCH-050 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY or

SOCI-020 INTRO TO SOCIAL PSYCH 

2- THDN-023 DANCE COMPOSITION III  

3- THDN-037 METHODS OF TEACHING DANCE 

3- THDN-030 DANCE HISTORY II

1- THDN-201 DANCE TECH PRODUCTION 

                          TOTAL CREDITS - 18

*Based on placement

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                                   

2- THDN-009 *BALLET III

2- THDN-003 *MODERN III  

2- THDN-116 AFRICAN DANCE III 

2- THDN-024 DANCE COMPOSITION IV

3- THMT-107 SINGING FOR THE PERFORMER or

THMT-041 INTRO TO THEORY FOR MUSCL THE 

2- THDN-062 CONTEMP TRENDS IN DANCE I 

3- ARTH-161 ART APPRECIATION or 

ARTH-164 SURVEY OF VISUAL ART                           

                        TOTAL CREDITS- 16                                                          

 

SPRING SEMESTER

2- THDN-010 *BALLET IV 

2- THDN-004 *MODERN IV  

2- THDN-046 MAJ AFRICAN PERF WORKSHOP 

2- THDN-071 DANCE MAJ MOVEMENT TECH 

2- THDN-085 CONTEMP TRENDS IN DANCE II

1- THDN-200 DANCE TECH PRODUCTION I

1- HHPL-011 WEIGHT TRAINING OR HHPL-061 PILATES        

                           TOTAL CREDITS- 12

SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                                 

2- THDN-036 DANCE SENIOR SEMINAR W/LAB 

3- THAT-191 FUNDRAISING FOR THE ARTS 

2- THMT-065 TAP I 

2- THMT-067 JAZZ DANCE 2

3- FREE ELECTIVE 1                                                                                                                

                           TOTAL CREDITS- 12

 

SPRING SEMESTER

2- THDN-061 DANCE SENIOR SEMINAR II

3- THAT-156 STAGE MANAGEMENT 

3- THTT-053 COSTUME FOR THEATRE

1- THDN-225 DANCE TECH PRODUCTION II

3- FREE ELECTIVE 2                   

                         TOTAL CREDITS- 12

Additional Information

IN ADDITION TO SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSES LISTED ON THIS SCHEME, STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE 5 POINTS TO GRADUATE: POINTS FOR DANCE MAJOR CONCENTRATION STUDENTS: 1 (FALL SHOWCASE/SPRING CONCERT/MUSICAL) 1 (FALL SHOWCASE/SPRING CONCERT/MUSICAL) 1 (FALL SHOWCASE/SPRING CONCERT/MUSICAL) 1 (FALL SHOWCASE/SPRING CONCERT/MUSICAL) 1 (BACKSTAGE CREW FOR: FALL SHOWCASE/SPRING CONCERT/MUSICAL) TOTAL = 5

* Based on placement

***Students participating in the Honors Program will be required to enroll in additional courses and participate in accompanying activities. Report to the Honors advisor for information and program requirements.

Dance Majors entering as Howard University recognized Honor/Merit Scholar/Legacy Scholarship Students will be recognized as such in the Dance concentration. These students will therefore automatically be assigned to the Honors Program with its accompanying course workload and research assignments. Such students should report to the Honors advisor for information on program requirements.

NOTE FOR COURSES WITH LAB HOURS: Laboratory hours allow for practical application of the theoretical approach addressed in both classroom exercises and lectures. Lab hours vary depending on the expectations and demands of the class/production. All students should anticipate committing additional time outside of classroom instruction for Lab work.

ALL DANCE COMPOSITION COURSES HAVE LAB HOURS