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Dance


The Dance program is in the process of being phased out at the University of Waterloo. New or transfer students will not be accepted into the degree program. The Calendar provides guidance for students currently in the program to plan their courses toward graduation.

The Dance program at the University of Waterloo enables students to pursue dance as both academic and applied study.

The program features a core of courses ensuring an appropriately balanced knowledge and technical base for all students. Additionally students may opt to focus their elective courses around one of several areas including teaching foundations, documentation and performance. Each of these focal areas targets a number of potential career fields.

Courses offered in 1995-1996 are available to any student on campus provided they meet the prerequisites.

Joint Program with National Ballet School of Canada

This program presents a unique opportunity for the prospective teacher of classical ballet blending the academic and professional expertise of the National Ballet School and the Dance Department. Graduates of this program earn both an Honours degree in Dance and a Diploma from the National Ballet School.

Joint Honours Degrees

Joint Honours degrees are available with a number of departments. Requirements in the Joint Honours programs vary and students should consult the Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies in both departments regarding course sequencing, course or credit requirements, minimum averages and required courses.

Minors

A minor program in Dance consists of ten term courses or the equivalent. Students must complete Dance 110, 111, 230, 235, plus six term courses including a maximum of four term-course equivalents in Dance Technique.

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Course Requirements

To be eligible for the Honours BA degree in Dance, students must successfully complete 42 term courses and maintain an overall cumulative average of 63% and a cumulative average of 67% in their Dance courses. To be eligible for the General BA degree, students must successfully complete 30 term courses and maintain a minimum overall cumulative average of 60% and a minimum cumulative average of 63% in their Dance courses.

Note
Course sequencing for each program should be developed in consultation with the Undergraduate Officer for Dance or the Faculty Advisor for Dance in Applied Health Sciences.

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Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

  1. Required Dance Courses (13):
    Dance 110 111, 230, 235, 336; 351 or 353; 241 and 341 or 242 and 342; 409 or 410
    Two term-course equivalents in each of Ballet and Modern Dance Technique.
  2. Required Outside Courses (four):
    Two English courses as approved.
    MUSCI 100 and 111
  3. Dance Electives (nine):
    Nine term courses in Dance. Of these, up to four term-course equivalents may be in Dance Technique.
  4. Arts Electives (six):
    The student must present at least six term courses from the Faculty of Arts.
  5. Other Electives (ten)
    These electives may be taken in any department of the University of Waterloo.
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Honours Bachelor of Arts: Joint program with National Ballet School

  1. Required Dance Courses:
  2. Required Outside Courses (two):
    Two English courses as approved.
  3. Dance Electives (two)
  4. Arts Electives (six):
    Students must present six term courses from the Faculty of Arts.
  5. Other Electives (12):
    These electives may be taken in any department of the University of Waterloo.

Only students currently accepted and enrolled in the Joint Program may proceed in these programs.

Program A: three years at the University of Waterloo followed by two years at The National Ballet School (NBS). Students must pass the Elementary Cecchetti Exam and the ISTD Elementary National Exam by the time they have completed third year at the University of Waterloo.

Program B: three years at NBS followed by two years at the University of Waterloo. Students are registered as Non-Degree Dance students. Students will complete three distance education courses with the University of Waterloo and three courses in dance offered at NBS as part of the program at NBS. For details on the Teacher Training Program at NBS students should contact NBS in Toronto.

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General Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

  1. Required Dance Courses (12):
    DANCE 110, 111, 230, 235, 336; 351 or 353; 241 and 341 or 242 and 342
    Two term-course equivalents in each of Ballet and Modern Dance Technique
  2. Required Outside Courses (four):
    Two English courses as approved.
    MUSIC 100 and 111
  3. Dance Electives (three):
    Three term courses in DANCE, including up to two term-course equivalents in Dance Technique.
  4. Arts Electives (six):
    Students must present any six term course from the Faculty of Arts.
  5. Other Electives (five):
    These electives may be taken in any department of the University of Waterloo.

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