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Office of the Registrar
Hamilton Hall, Rm 230 | 215-717-6420

Advising Center
Gershman Hall, Suite 207 | 215-717-6818

Curriculum Questions

School of Dance Office 
Terra Building, 3rd Floor | 215-717-6110

Donna Faye Burchfield, Director | 215-717-6580

Sara Procopio, Assistant Director | 215-717-6577

School of Dance - Welcome, First Year Students!

Curriculum for first year students is carefully planned, ensuring a solid foundation before advancing into the remainder of your coursework.

You will learn the foundations of dance in your freshman and sophomore years through studio practice courses that weave both contemporary and traditional forms of training across the disciplines of ballet, modern, and jazz with a focus on choreography, improvisation, language of dance, and theory.

Registration Instructions

Complete your schedule in the Self Service Student Planning tool using the following key as a guide. Please review our Self Service instructions for assistance.

  •  Pink :  Students will self-register after placement exam in August
  •  Blue :  Dance department will register students by Orientation
  • Yellow: Students will work with an Advisor in the School of Dance during Orientation to register
Ballet - DASP*111
Modern & Jazz Dance - DASP*141
Body Pathways - DACR*175
Introduction to Improvisation - DACP*164
Contemporary Art Practices - DACR*150 or Elective
Elective - 1.5 credits
Composition - choose section in assigned course


All students will register for Composition after an online placement exam in August. Students will be prompted via email to complete their exam on August 1st and will have four days to complete the exam any time between August 1st and 16th.