B.A. in Dance

We integrate composition, training, and improvisation, while challenging students to locate dance culturally, politically, and historically.

The B.A. in Dance thoroughly integrates learning to dance, learning to make dances, and critical interrogation of dance as a cultural practice. Students study a variety of dance techniques from around the world throughout their studies. They enroll in a four-term sequence in dance composition, with additional opportunities to participate in the creation of their own dances, as well as working as dancers in the creation of new works by faculty members and visiting artists. Further, they engage in a core of four courses in the study of scholarly discourse around the body and dance, launching a critical inquiry into their own study of bodily practices, internalization of the embodied experience, and how bodily ideas and embodied experiences are interpreted and communicated outwardly and interpersonally, both locally and globally.

Focuses on training and education include:

  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Dance theory
  • Videography
  • Dance in the public sphere

Dance Major Curriculum (100.77 kB)

Comprehensive information on the undergraduate curriculum for current students can be found in the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Handbook.

Check out the UCLA Registrar's course descriptions for detailed information about individual classes and seminars.

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