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Dance, Performance, Choreography, and Theory Concentration, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Dance with Concentration in Performance, Choreography and Theory is a comprehensive program of classes in technique and performance, creative process, production, history, culture, and theory.  Dance students begin their study in the freshman year.  In addition to coursework, students have opportunities to perform in two fully produced concerts a year choreographed by faculty and guest artists.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

  • Declaration of Major: Students may declare the major at any time.
  • Progression Requirement:  Students complete a formal review in their third semester for continued status in the Major in Dance.
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  Determined by UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions.

Degree Requirements

A Major in Dance with a Concentration in Performance, Choreography, and Theory leading to the B.A. degree requires 120 credit hours, including 52-53 credit hours of dance content coursework.

College Prospect for Success Course (2 credit hours)

All new freshmen in the College of Arts + Architecture must take the following:

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .  Both Writing Intensive (W) courses are fulfilled by courses in the major. The Oral Communication (O) course may be fulfilled by courses in the major.  Students in this major should take the following course that meets General Education requirements and also satisfies requirements in the major:

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)

Students in this major are required to demonstrate proficiency in the language of their choice through the 1202 level.  Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  • Completing the required coursework at UNC Charlotte
  • Completing three years of the same foreign language in high school through level three
  • Achieving a satisfactory score on the foreign languages placement test (in Spanish, French, or German)
  • Through approved transfer or transient credit earned at a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body
  • A combination of the above methods (e.g., placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1201 and completing the 1202 course, completing 1201 and placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1202)

Click here for a list of courses that meet the College of Arts + Architecture’s foreign language requirement. 


Major Courses (52-53 credit hours)

Movement Practice Courses (22-23 credit hours)

Advanced Movement Practice Courses (4-5 credit hours)

Select one area of focus and complete both courses in that area:

Advanced African Diaspora Dance Courses (5 credit hours)

Advanced Ballet Courses (4 credit hours)

Advanced Modern Dance Courses (4 credit hours)

Creative Process Courses (8 credit hours)

Dance Pedagogy Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Performance and Production Courses (5 credit hours)

Performance Courses (3 credit hours)

Select a total of 3 credit hours from the following repeatable courses:

Music Fundamentals Course (2 credit hours)

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation. Students may choose to pursue a minor or second major.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

All DANC courses must be completed with no more than one grade of D and a major GPA of at least 2.75.  Students must also have an overall (cumulative) 2.5 GPA or above.

Honors Program

For details about the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, visit the AAHP program page .

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