Dance Bachelor of Science (B.S.) is a curriculum for students with prior dance experience who wish to combine university-level dance studies with a broad program of general study in the arts and sciences.
The Bachelor of Science in Dance offers an integrative program in the study of dance, culture and community and provides students multiple opportunities to enhance technical skill, to investigate shifting social and global concerns, and to cultivate innovative approaches to dance in diverse contexts and professions. The BS in Dance provides multi-career preparation through its unique blend of inquiry, practice, pedagogy, and technology, preparing students to be imaginative and innovative leaders for improving people's lives and social circumstances through dance and related professions.
There are three performance ensembles: the W.S.U. Dance Company One, Dance Workshop, and To Sangana African Dance Company composed of skilled dance students who must qualify for membership through auditions. They present concerts, lecture/demonstrations, and performances on campus and in the community, choreographed by visiting artists, faculty, and talented students. Students must have a minimum 2.5 overall g.p.a. to participate in a performance ensemble.
Admission to the program is contingent upon satisfaction of the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University and a successful audition conducted by the Department faculty. Audition dates are scheduled throughout the year prior to admission. Entering students are required to consult the Departmental advising staff prior to their first registration for classes.