Dance Certificate Program

Dance Certificate ProgramOne Year Certificate in Dance

The Belhaven University One Year Dance Certificate Program is an opportunity for foreign students, dependents of missionaries in the field and those in missions or ministry desiring instruction through Belhaven University courses and faculty to be more effective.  Each student will carry a full-time load in dance and transcripts will reflect the credits earned in courses taken at Belhaven.

The program's size is limited to 10 positions.  Admission will only be granted at the beginning of the fall semester.  At the discretion of the Chair of Dance, an apprentice may be admitted at the beginning of the Spring semester.  Eligibility for this program is after admission through the Office of Admission and by approval from the dance faculty only, following audition and application procedures described below.

The following are required at the time of application:

  1. Completed application for admission and $25.00 non-refundable fee.
  2. High school diploma or its equivalent with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale from high school.  Transfer students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale from prior college or university work.
  3. A student who has been educated at home (home-schooled) must submit a transcript outlining courses taken to include the minimum of 16 units required for all freshmen as well as a certificate of completion if such a certificate is recognized by the student's home state as the equivalent of a high school diploma.  If the certificate is not recognized, the student must submit ACT scores commensurate with Belhaven's admission requirements or a GED certificate.
  4. Reference and recommendation from a teacher or administrator familiar with the student's previous dance instruction.
  5. Student's letter of intent.
  6. Audition for the Dance faculty and admission to the Program.
  7. Submission of audition registration form, snap shots as prescribed and video if applicable.

For International Students:

  1. Completed application for admission and $25.00 non-refundable fee.
  2. International students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale from prior college or university work.  Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale from prior college or university work.
  3. An English translation of all course work.  We recommend the following company and can provide an application for this service:

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: 212.966.6311 or 800.937.3895
Fax: 212.966.6395
Email: info@wes.org

  1. International students must have a reference and recommendation from a teacher or administrator familiar with the student's previous dance instruction.
  2. International students must include an official guarantee of funds (in the form of an official letter of sponsorship and/or an official bank statement showing funds available for the first academic year of attendance.)  This from may be referred to as the Affidavit of Support.
  3. International students must have medical insurance and submit mumps, measles, and rubella immunizations certificate and must have arrangements made to be tested for tuberculosis prior to registration.
  4. Student's letter of intent.
  5. Audition for the Dance faculty and admission to the Program.
  6. Submission of audition registration form, snap shots as prescribed and video if applicable.

The certificate program in dance requires 21-24 credit hours and takes two consecutive semesters to complete, with some flexibility to facilitate appropriate substitutions.

The certificate is not the equivalent of a major in dance.

Students who complete the dance certificate program after 24 credit hours and who wish to enter the traditional program may be eligible for scholarships on the same basis as any other transfer student applying for admission to the traditional program.  Students considering this continuation must apply through the Office of Admission and meet all admission requirements as transfer students, including language requirements and program requirements in effect at that time, prior to registration for classes.  The transfer GPA will be based on the credits earned while in the dance certificate program as well as on any additional college-level credits.

 

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