Students apply for the dance production concentration during the second semester of their sophomore year and before the sophomore jury.

Sophomore jury results, along with a general aptitude for and interest in dance production, determine a student’s acceptance or denial. Freshmen and sophomores follow the basic curriculum.

Dance Production Concentration Requirements

Students must meet all general degree requirements and conservatory requirements for graduation. Students in the dance production concentration are required to complete 2 credits of repertory before graduation and, as a minimum technique requirement for graduation, a 2000-level course in either ballet or modern for one year.

Junior Year

  1. DPB —/Ballet Technique and/or
    DPM — /Modern Technique
  2. DPB 3530 and 3535/Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe I and/or
    DPB 3540 and 3545/Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe II/Variation and/or
    DPB 3800 and 3820/Special Ballet Technique and/or
    DPM 3800 and 3820/Special Modern Technique: Upper Level
  3. DPC 3700 and 3710/Composition III-A and III-B: Discovery and Development
  4. DPD 3330 and 3331/20th- and 21st-Century Performance
  5. DPD 3900/Independent Study in Dance Production (two semesters)
  6. DPM 155–/Somatic Practice for Dancers (Yoga, Fluid Form, Alexander Technique, or Massage)

Senior Year

  1. DPB —/Ballet Technique and/or
    DPM —/Modern Technique
  2. DPB 3530 and 3535/Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe I and/or
    DPB 3540 and 3545/Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe II/Variation and/or
    DPB 3800 and 3820/Special Ballet Technique and/or
    DPM 3800 and 3820/Special Modern Technique: Upper Level
  3. DPD 1075/Collaborative Video for Choreography
  4. DPD 3900/Independent Study in Dance Production (two semesters)
  5. DPC 4990/Senior Project (with production/stage management emphasis)

Any changes in concentration must be approved by the Dance Board of Study.


Updates to the 2016–18 Purchase College Catalog:


Effective Fall 2017:

  • DPM 1550 replaced by DPM 1551, 1552, 1553, and 1554
  • DPC 3010 and 3020 replaced by DPC 3700 and 3710