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Dance (Theatre & Dance, Minor)

The Old Dominion University Dance Program engages students in a dynamic and transformative process of dance training, fostering curiosity, imagination, versatility and innovation. Through interdisciplinary learning, scholarly research and engagement with local and global communities, students experience dance on many levels helping them to think critically and live creatively as dance artists.

Dance (Theatre & Dance, Minor)


Description


What is Dance at ODU like?

The Old Dominion University Dance Program engages students in a dynamic and transformative process of dance training, fostering curiosity, imagination, versatility and innovation. Through interdisciplinary learning, scholarly research and engagement with local and global communities, students experience dance on many levels helping them to think critically and live creatively as dance artists.

Program Highlights


What makes Dance at ODU unique?

  • With approximately 40 to 50 majors, students have many opportunities to perform and choreograph in multiple venues and concerts throughout their academic careers.

  • Students thrive in an academic and social community within a program that is supportive and encouraging of diversity and innovation.

  • Students interact with resident guest artists at least twice a year affording them the chance to experience art in the making, to network and form lasting bonds with dance professionals.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Dancers

$17.70 per-hour

MEDIAN SALARY


Perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording.

Choreographers

$52,970

MEDIAN SALARY


Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.

Actors

$32.89 per-hour

MEDIAN SALARY


Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

Managers, All Other

$113,180

MEDIAN SALARY


All managers not listed separately.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Chicago Dance Crash, Disney, Tokyo Disney, Virginia Opera, TR Dance, Virginia Ballet Theater, Schools: Salem High School, Woodside Highschool, York County High School, Churchland High School, Old Donation Center for the Gifted and Talented, Governor’s School for the Arts

Courses


What are some courses offered in Dance at ODU?

DANC 361:
Hip Hop Dance and Culture 1


This course will explore hip hop dance and culture from several points of entry: movement, historical, political, aesthetic, sonic, and geographical. The historical focus of the course locates hip-hop dance as a personal, interactive, and cultural expression. Students will navigate through the evolution of hip hop dance and culture from its birthplace in the Bronx, NY through its development into a global phenomenon. The course will discuss the elements of hip hop culture: DJ, B-Boy/Girl, Graffiti Art, MC, and Beat Box, and how they intersect. Students will explore how hip-hop influences and is influenced by geopolitics, race, gender, and other social structures. Prerequisites: DANC 261.

DANC 330:
EXTREME MOVES(CONDITIONING FOR


This course explores the extended physical technique known as Extreme Moves. The Extreme Moves training method focuses on the body?s alignment with regard to how forces are present, how they act upon it, and how to build strength to resist or collaborate with these forces. Students will work with props such as large physio balls, elastic bands, mats and the wall in order to improve their core strength, balance, upper and lower body strength and alignments. Through physical practice, readings and videos, students will learn the conceptual framework for Extreme Moves. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

DANC 241:
Pilates Mat Class I


The Pilates method of body conditioning is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. It is a series of controlled movements engaging the body and mind supervised by an extensively trained teacher. It promotes physical harmony and balance while providing a refreshing and energizing workout. Currently the Pilates method is used internationally by individuals at all levels of fitness as well as by dance companies, sports teams, fitness enthusiasts and physical therapists.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Dance at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Dance should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY


Name:

Marilyn Marloff


Location:

1106 DIEHN CENTER, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4354


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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