As a dimension of its continuing development in the performing arts, Wilkes University provides a comprehensive program in the field of dance. The program is structured in such a manner as to allow for the evolution of a major program in the academic discipline of dance.
The total minimum number of credits for a minor in Dance is 18 (above DAN 100). An advanced project in dance composition (DAN 320) is also required of all students enrolled in the Dance minor; this project will be under the supervision of the instructor.
Courses offered include
- Dance Appreciation: Comprehensive Dance Forms (DAN 100)
- Tap Dance I – IV
- Pointe I
- Pas De Deux I
- Modern Dance I - IV
- Jazz Dance I - IV
- Classical Ballet I - IV
- Dance Composition
- Dance History
Wilkes University's dance performance opportunities allow students to connect with other artistic individuals, encourages participation in the creative practice, and broadens their artistic abilities, promoting growth as a dancer and an individual. Wilkes University collaborates with faculty choreographers and highly encourages student choreography. Their accomplishments are demonstrated in various concerts throughout the year.
Dance Performance Opportunities include:
- Annual Dance Event
- Residential Ballet Company
For additional information, contact:
800-945-5378, ext. 4429