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Dance - Pedagogy, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Whether you want a career as a dance teacher and possibly own a dance studio, or as a professional performing dancer, the dance major provides the option of a pedagogy track or a performance track. Palm Beach Atlantic University is one of only three schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to offer a major in Dance.

The dance major at PBA will allow you to master a variety of dance techniques, display articulate verbal and non-verbal communication, understand dance from a historical and cultural perspective and perform with a unique artistic voice.

The dance major at PBA will allow you to master a variety of dance techniques, display articulate verbal and non-verbal communication, understand dance from a historical and cultural perspective and perform with a unique artistic voice.

Whether you want a career as a dance teacher and possibly own a dance studio, or as a professional performing dancer, the dance major provides the option of a pedagogy track or a performance track. Palm Beach Atlantic University is one of only three schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to offer a major in Dance.

Your Experience
  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 18.
  • Gain historical and theoretical knowledge essential to an understanding of dance.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through internships with national dance companies and through residency and ensemble requirements.
  • Develop your dance skills by performing your own work as well as the works of faculty and visiting guest artists.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to teach dance privately or in schools, churches or recreational programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Applications are accepted throughout the year
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dance Production
  • Introduction to Dance
  • History of Dance
  • Creative Dance Practices 
  • Worldview Issues in the Arts
  • Pedagogical Concepts of Dance
  • Dance Somatics

Lecturers

One of our faculty members was the principal dancer with the Park Sunyoung Ballet Company in South Korea, and has worked with such world-renowned choreographers as Douglas Dunn, Sarah Kaufman and Sarah Pearson. Another is a national authority on dance education and performed with the School of Hartford Ballet in Connecticut.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

National Students Requirements:
  • ACT/SAT scores.
  • Official high school transcripts.
  • Online application.
International Students Requirements:
  • Completed online application with a $50 (US currency) application fee.
  • Essay of 300-500 words describing the intersection between your personal faith journey and academic collegiate goals.
  • Official high school or previous university transcripts evaluated and translated by a professional evaluation company that must be a member of the NACES.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Palm Beach

  • 1129 - 2030 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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