• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Allentown, PA, United States
The Bachelor in Dance Program at Cedar Crest College is grounded in the Liberal Arts and is an interdisciplinary approach of synergizing the Liberal Arts. Dance is a form of specialized knowledge that enables the creation of expressiveness. It is also, however, a mode of problem solving, analyzing and developing insights.
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Dance is an art form critical to providing balance to the work of the aforementioned majors. It provides an opportunity, for example, for the science-driven student to balance modes of learning in a holistic manner. A convergence of dance and other disciplines enhances students’ knowledge base as well as open more doors of opportunity regarding career choices. It enables all members of the college community to benefit from an experience in the Performing Arts. Courses provided engage students in the exploration of ideas which affect society and the human condition. Nu Delta Alpha, the dance honor society, provides students the opportunity of civic engagement through community outreach. The Cedar Crest College student who majors in dance is an independent thinker and displays self-initiative through creative projects both in research and performance.

Program Mission Statement

The mission for this Bachelor in Dance program is to provide multiple perspectives and experiences for understanding dance as a discipline of study. Emphasis is placed on how dance connects with other disciplines within a liberal arts Education. The dance program provides all students with a framework for the exploration of creativity and individual artistic and intellectual expression. The purpose of dance as a discipline of study in liberal arts education is to provide students interested in including dance in their education the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation for dance as art. Movement styles and technical understandings are used to support this philosophical and aesthetic concept of education through movement. The study of dance is used to develop discipline-specific technical skills, enhance perpetual and analytical skills, develop aesthetic and cultural awareness and explore new venues.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Dance Major

Student Learning Outcomes are articulated on all departmental course syllabi and are reinforced through production work (DNC 252 and 253) and through regular traditional classroom instruction. Technical and compositional work is the lab component of the entire dance program.  All courses essentially support production in some way. Experiential and practical training activities are grounded in the Student Learning Outcomes.

  • The student will demonstrate knowledge of the historical development of different dance genres, specific movement styles and identify different cultural movement styles and cultural influence on movement.
  • The student will utilize proper dance terminology, demonstrate solid skills of movement retention, execution of movement and reversal of movement and apply kinesthetic and anatomical awareness of movement
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to recognize their personal movement style and demonstrate basic teaching skills of multiple dance genres.
  • The student will demonstrate an awareness of the effects of political and societal influences on dance and the future of dance in education. The student will communicate the relationship between original work or research and defend the impact of their creative contributions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dance Improvisation
  • Dance History 
  • Dance Pedagogy
  • Kinesiology
  • Public Speaking
  • First Friday
  • Practicum: Arts Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

    • Complete a free application: Online CCC International Student Application
    • A required personal essay (minimum of 3 paragraphs)
    • Original score reports of one of the following to demonstrate proficiency in the English language: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT

* TOEFL or IELTS test must have been taken within the past two years.

    • Official transcripts (academic records) from your high school (secondary school.)

    • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic counselor in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

  • Copy of foreign passport and current U.S. visa (if applicable)
  • Financial/Bank Statements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Allentown

  • 1110 - 1620 USD/month
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