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Dance

Smith College

48 months
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53940 USD/year
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About

The Dance major at Smith College is offered through the Five College Dance Department and culminates in a bachelor of arts degree from Smith College.

Overview

It is designed to give students a broad view of dance in preparation for a professional career or further study. Students are exposed to courses in dance history and culture, creative and aesthetic studies, scientific aspects of dance, the language of movement, and dance technique and performance. 

A dancer's instrument is her body and it must be trained consistently: at least five dance technique courses are required for the B.A. in Dance at the Smith College (ten are allowed for credit toward the GPA). Students should reach intermediate or advanced level in at least one form. A single level of technique courses may be taken for credit up to three semesters. Advanced technique courses (Levels V and VI) require a placement exam.

Learning outcomes

  • The major is designed to instill a broad view of dance in preparation for a professional career or further study while promoting liberal arts learning capacities. Students complete courses in dance history; anthropology and aesthetics; composition and creative process; kinesiological and somatic aspects of dance; dance production; and dance technique, movement vocabulary and performance. 
  • A dancer’s instrument is her body and it must be trained consistently; technique courses are therefore a core component of the curriculum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Dance Composition
  • Dance in the 20th Century
  • Scientific Foundations of Dance
  • Dance and Culture
  • Analysis of Music from a Dancer's Perspective
  • Dance Production

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Official SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Northampton

1156 - 2393 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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