Dance - A.B.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

The dance major program is grounded in studio course work in dance technique, with a 32 semester-hour requirement in ballet and contemporary dance and additional requirements in jazz, tap, improvisation, and alternate forms. Complementing the program’s technique component is a range of courses which employ dance as a vehicle for study of the human body, the creative process, musical form, the history of world cultures, psychology, educational theory and practice, and technical design for the stage and for multi-media formats. The curriculum enables dancers to develop technical proficiency and choreographic ability; gain experience in performance, production, and teaching; explore the scientific, philosophical, and historical foundations of dance; consider the relationship of dance to other art forms; experience the power of dance as an educational tool; and encounter dance as a total theatre experience.

Accreditation: 

The degrees in dance at the University of Georgia Department of Dance are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Academics

What you will learn: 

The program of study is a comprehensive dance curriculum with professional training in contemporary dance and ballet. Jazz, tap and ballroom dance classes are also offered.

Coursework in dance explores the technical, stylistic, historical, analytical, and cultural aspects of dance with an emphasis on performance. Students explore, experiment and develop personal creativity and artistry.
 

Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$94,800
Low Salary: 
$19,100
Median Salary: 
$44,100
Employers: 
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
  • Amusement/Theme Parks
  • Arts Councils
  • Bravo Dance Center Inc.
  • Center for American Dance Inc.
  • Center Stage Dance Company Georgia
  • Dance Conservatory Inc.
  • Touring Companies
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Cruise Lines
  • Dance Cavise Inc.
  • Dance New Amsterdam Inc.
  • Dance Spirit
  • Dance Theater of Harlem Inc.
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Discovery Programs Inc.
  • Front & Center for Performing Horneff
  • Robin Performing Arts
  • University Theatre/Dance Groups
  • Macfadden Performing Arts Media, LLC
  • New Jersey Ballet Company Inc.
  • Opus Dance Theatre & Community
  • Parsons Dance Foundation Inc.
  • Playwrights Horizons Inc.
  • Television Networks
  • Xoregos Performing Co.
     
Possible Job Titles: 
  • Artist-in-Residence
  • Arts Council Director
  • Ballet Mistress/Master
  • Booking Agent
  • Choreographer
  • Choreography
  • College Professor
  • Community Dance Worker
  • Company Dancer
  • Costume Designer
  • Critic
  • Dance Notator
  • Dance Teacher
  • Dance Therapist/Movement Therapist
  • Editor
  • Equipment Support Technician
  • Event Planner
  • Financial Manager
  • Fundraiser
  • Journalist
  • Leisure & Recreation Instructor
  • Performer
  • Pilates/Conditioning Instructor
  • Professional Dancer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Rehearsal Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Stage Manager
  • Studio Owner