Jordan College of the Arts



| Bachelor of Arts

The Dance—Pedagogy major prepares students for a career as a private dance teacher. The curriculum has a balanced combination of courses in dance, education, and the liberal arts. Through Butler’s Department of Dance, you’ll receive conservatory-level instruction from a faculty of highly respected artists and teachers, each offering classes with an emphasis on strong technical development, detailed artistic mentoring, and professionally focused advising. With numerous performance and choreographic opportunities and a program consistently recognized as one of the top five classical dance programs in the nation, you will be prepared for a lifelong professional career in dance.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • DA 151/152 and DA 251/252 Butler Ballet
  • DA 266 Dancing Beyond Boundaries
  • DA 233 Improvisation
  • DA 365-W and DA 266-C Dance History 1 and 2
  • DA 361 and DA 362 Choreography 1 and 2
  • DA 477 or DA 478 Dance Teaching Practicum

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.