Dance Study

Effective as of the fall 2014 semester for all new or readmitted Rider University students on both campuses: All students whose major or minor program does not require applied dance study under the DAN prefix, or for those students who have completed dance requirements, elective fees will apply. All part-time students are charged a dance fee.

Registration for applied dance study follows this table of courses.  Students will register for the appropriate course number, as indicated in the curriculum pages found elsewhere in this catalog. Maximum enrollment under full-time tuition:

  • In B.A.-Dance/Performance Track, a total of 15 credits of applied dance instruction, including all dance courses taken at Rider University and at Princeton Ballet School (PBS).
  • In B.A.-Dance/Dance Studies Track, a total of 14 credits of applied dance instruction, including all dance courses taken at Rider University and at Princeton Ballet School.
  • In Dance Minor, a total of 8 credits of applied dance instruction, including all dance courses taken at Rider University and at Princeton Ballet School.
  • Registration for DAN 100, 101, 300 and 301 require a placement completed with dance faculty.

Full-time Students

DAN 100-01 – 1-credit required course taken at PBS. Included in tuition – no extra charge.
Example: B.A./Dance majors and minors up to the maximum stated above.

DAN 100-EF – 1-credit elective course taken at PBS. Not included in tuition – fee charged per semester.
Examples: Student who has completed all required applied dance study in their major, student who has completed all required applied dance study in their minor, or student whose major or minor does not require lessons.

DAN 151 (Pilates and Modern) – 1-credit course taken at Lawrenceville campus. Included in tuition – no extra charge. Course counts toward the maximum stated above.

DAN 152 (World Dance & Improvisation) – 1-credit course taken at Lawrenceville campus. Included in tuition – no extra charge. Course counts toward the maximum stated above.

DAN 300-01 – 2-credit required course taken at PBS. Included in tuition – no extra charge. Example: B.A./Dance majors and minors up to the maximum stated above.

DAN 300-EF – 1-credit elective course taken at PBS. Not included in tuition – fee charged per semester.
Examples: Student who has completed all required applied dance study in their major, student who has completed all required applied dance study in their minor, or student whose major or minor does not require lessons.

Note: Students choosing to register for both DAN 100-EF and 300-EF as elective study in the same semester will be charged an inclusive fee.


Part-time Students

(all students, both campuses, regardless of major or requirements)

DAN 100-EP –1-credit course taken at PBS. Not included in tuition – fee charged per semester. For majors and minors, course counts toward the maximum stated above.

DAN 300-EP –2-credit course taken at PBS. Not included in tuition – fee charged per semester.
For majors and minors, course counts toward the maximum stated above.

Note: Part-time students choosing to register for both DAN 100-EP and 300-EP in the same semester will be charged an inclusive fee.