The Jazz concentration is a comprehensive curriculum of dance studies with additional requirements in jazz and tap techniques.

Choreography by Cherice Barton, Photo by Eduardo PatinoChoreography by Cherice Barton, Photo by Eduardo Patino

The jazz dance component is structured with theories and practices created by such Broadway luminaries as Jack Cole, Agnes DeMille and Bob Fosse. Tap courses address both traditional Broadway and Rhythm Tap disciplines.

To maximize potential opportunities in the field, candidates within the concentration are encouraged to audition for the Musical Theatre Productions produced by the Theatre Department.

The goal of the concentration is to generate professionals through the dynamic synthesis of Western theatrical art forms, to provide relevant material for today’s artists, and to provide students the availability to develop a personal voice in jazz dance through exploring historical and contemporary styles.




Jazz (by placement)                         6
Tap (by placement, 1 credit each)                                                       2
Special Topic of Related Interest* 1
Total Credits 9

*Examples of Special Topics: Partnering, African, Flamenco, and/or Contact Improvisation