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Dance students

Let’s Dance!

Does dance move you in ways that drive creativity and fuel your passion? Master dance techniques, study, choreograph, perform, and create with a B.A. in Dance from Georgian Court University. Dancers leverage their degrees to work as instructors, performing artists, choreographers, researchers, and as difference-makers in the arts, education, and even in social justice settings.

GCU dance majors are active learners who study in the classroom, practice in GCU’s state-of-the-art studios, and perform under the direction of world-class master artists. In addition, you’ll choreograph your own works for your peers to perform on campus and at local venues.

You can also combine your major with a second major/minor in art, music, exercise science, or communication to customize your B.A. in Dance. The opportunities are endless for putting your talent and degree to use.

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GCU dance students
“I choose to dance at Georgian Court because when I came to campus for my audition it felt like home. The dance professors were so kind, the studios are beautiful, and I enjoyed the challenge of the classes. My favorite experience has been our dance performances. The Ensemble Concerts, the Senior Concerts, the choreography showcases, and all the extra performances we get to do, is always a joy to be a part of. We work really hard on all these dances and getting to perform them is such a rewarding experience.”
GCU Dance Major Ally Ferry
Ally Ferry ’21
Dance Major

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Program Information




For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Minor Sequence

The dance minor is a 21-credit minimum. It is geared toward the entering first-year student with intermediate technical skills, who wishes to major in another discipline while studying dance. The required courses are:

DA100Dance Essentials & Wellness3
DA150Dance Improvisation2
DA201History of Dance3
DA221Ballet II 12
DA231Contemporary Movement Practice 2 22
DA250Choreography I3
DA280Kinesiology & Experiential Anatomy3
Any dance technique course or dance elective3
Total Credits21
1

DA221 Ballet II has a prerequisite of DA121 Ballet I or permission of the instructor.

2

DA231 Contemporary Movement Practice 2 has a prerequisite of DA131 Contemporary Movement Practice 1 or permission of the instructor.




For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Propel the power of movement to help others express themselves and heal from a myriad of conditions. A minor in dance therapy gives you a distinctive specialty area that can drive lasting impacts in yourself and others.

Minor Sequence

The dance therapy minor will supplement majors such as Dance, Music, Education, Psychology,  Special Education, and anyone interested in movement used as a therapeutic intervention. This is an interdisciplinary minor offering courses from dance and psychology. It consists of 23 credits: 12 credits from psychology and 11 from dance.

Dance Courses
DA150Dance Improvisation2
DA310Dance/Movement Therapy: Fundamentals3
DA360Laban Movement Analysis3
DA410Dance Move Therapy: Working w/Groups3
Psychology Courses
PS111Introduction to Psychology3
or PS113 Foundations of Psychology
PS221Child & Adolescent Development3
PS223Psychopathology 13
PS270Theories of Personality 13
Total Credits23
1

Prerequisite: PS111 Introduction to Psychology or PS113 Foundations of Psychology




For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

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Bonczek, Erin

Dance Program Coordinator
School of Arts & Sciences
Wellness Center (403)
ebonczek@georgian.edu
732-987-2171

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Silvana Cardell

Cardell, Silvana

Associate Professor
School of Arts & Sciences
Wellness Center (402)
scardell@georgian.edu
732-987-2170

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Megan Mazarick

Mazarick, Megan

Assistant Professor
School of Arts & Sciences
Wellness Center (404)
mmazarick@georgian.edu
732-987-2387

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First-Year Students

Submit:

  • Completed application.
  • Official high school transcript.
  • Required two letters of recommendation.
  • Required essay.

Please apply via the Common App.

Transfer Students

Submit:

  • Completed application.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities.
  • Students with fewer than 24 credits must also submit their high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.

Please apply via the Common App.

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