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B.A. in Dance

UCI’s dance major is one of the largest and most comprehensive university dance programs in the United States. Students embrace dance in its many forms, including ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, Spanish dance, and a changing selection of world dance forms.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall quarter admission
Tuition Fee: $ 45,540 
Location: IrvineCAUnited States

Students in the UCI Dance Department discover that performance opportunities, creative projects and theoretical studies complement and reinforce each other. This is a supportive educational environment for students to create, perform, analyze and study dance from historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives.

Courses cover dance history, critical issues in dance, research methods, kinesiology, injury prevention and dance science, choreography, video technology, and more.

There are ample opportunities for dance students to perform at UC Irvine. Each year the department presents five fully mounted, on-stage dance concerts. Two are choreographed by faculty and guest artists; two are choreographed by graduate students; the fifth concert is created by undergraduate students. In addition, informal showings held every quarter are open to all faculty and students.

Students benefit from exposure to many styles and approaches and the result is a stimulating, well-rounded educational experience.

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The Department of Dance fosters an educational environment in which performance opportunities, creative projects, and theoretical studies complement and reinforce each other, providing a foundation for careers in dance.

Courses include

  • Dance Health and Injury Prevention
  • Scientific Concepts of Health
  • Studio Workshop in Spanish Dance
  • Social Dance
  • Music for Dancers
  • Studio Workshop in Ballet
  • Studio Workshop in Modern
  • Studio Workshop on Jazz
  • Workshop in Tap

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