Office of the Registrar

Academic Advising Handbook > Major Requirements > Dance

Academic Advising Handbook

Dance

Table of Contents

Sample First and Second Year Programs

Notes:

First Year Students: Dance 111, 112, 201, and 232 are appropriate for first year students with no prior dance experience. Dance 211, 212, and 252 are appropriate for incoming students who have a year or more of prior dance training. Dance 311, 312, 313, and other upper-level dance courses may be appropriate for first year students with significant prior dance training. Dance 101 offers a variety of dance technique classes at beginning through advanced levels; please consult the catalog and schedule of classes for more specifics. All students should feel free to contact the dance faculty with questions about which course will be most appropriate to their experience level and interests. In all the sample course plans below, Group I requirements are fulfilled in Dance and Language courses.

For students beginning the major as first-year students who do not have prior dance studio training:

Year 1:

Fall Spring
Hum 110  Hum 110
Dance 111 (.5)  Dance 112 (.5 or 1)
Dance 201 (1) Dance Elective (.5)
First-year language (1 unit) First-year language (1)
Crew

 

Year 2:

Fall Spring
Dance 211 (1)  Dance elective (1)
Second-year language (1) Second-year language (1)
Group II (1) Group II (1)
Group III (1) Group III (1)

 


For students beginning the major as first-year students who have prior dance studio training:

Year 1:

Spring  Fall
Dance 211 or 201 (1) Dance Elective (1)
Dance Elective (.5) Dance Elective (.5)
Hum 110 (1.5) Hum 110 (1.5)
First-year Language  (1 unit)  First-year language (1 unit) 
Crew

 

Year 2:

Fall Spring
Dance 201 or 211 (1) Dance Elective (1)
Second-year language (1) Second-year language (1)
Group II  (1) Group II (1)
Group III (1) Group III  (1) 

                                          

For students beginning the major as sophomores who do not have prior dance studio training:

Year 2:

Fall Spring
Dance 111 (.5)  Dance 112 (.5 or 1)
Dance 201 (1) Dance elective (1)
Dance 101 (.5)  Dance 101 (.5)
First-year Language  (1)  First-year language (1)
Group Requirement (1) Group Requirement (1)
Crew

 


Year 3:

Fall Spring
Dance 211 (1)  Dance 212 (1)
Second-year language (1)  Second-year language (1 unit)
Group Requirement  (1) Junior seminar (1)
Theatre Design (Studio track) or Elective (1) Group Requirement (1 unit)
Dance elective (.5)

 

For students beginning the major as sophomores who have prior dance studio training:

Year 2:

Fall Spring
Dance 211 (1) Dance 212 (1)
Dance 201 (1) Dance elective (.5)
Dance 101 (.5)  Dance 101 (.5)
First-year Language  (1) First-year language (1)
Group Requirement (1) Group Requirement (1)
Crew

 


Year 3:

Fall Spring
Dance elective (1)  Junior seminar (1)
Dance 101 (.5)  Dance 101 (.5)
Second-year language (1)  Second-year language (1)
Group Requirement (1)  Group Requirement (1)
Theatre Design (Studio track) or Elective (1) Dance elective (1) 

 

Off-campus Study Options

Reed dancers have the opportunity to participate in dance-intensive exchange programs in New York, Paris, and Jerusalem. Reed students may also register for dance courses at nearby Lewis and Clark College.

Back to Handbook