Dance Science

Coordinator: Professor Kearns

The Dance Science major combines the study of dance with the application of scientific principles to dance. This program is designed to provide a curricular path for students interested in studying the science of dance in order to pursue careers as dance teachers, conditioning and fitness coaches, kinesiotherapists, and researchers in a variety of fields including biomechanics, physiology, somatics and psychology. The major prepares students with a breadth of knowledge in the sub disciplines of dance science and helps students to reach their highest technical and creative potential in a variety of dance forms. The focus is on the practical application of scientific principles to enhance dance and movement performance, improve dance training, reduce injury and contribute to the overall well-being of dancers.

The B.S. in Dance Science does not require an audition to enroll and students can complete the B.S. at level I or II dance proficiency. If students desire a level III technique class they will need to take a placement level audition class. Students will only be placed in level III if they pass the audition class and if there is space available. Priority in level III technique classes goes to B.F.A. Dance Performance and Choreography majors.

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