Requirements for Dance Minor | Academic Advising Handbook

The Dance minor is available to all undergraduate students. Dance studies complement majors in theatre, music, visual arts, media arts, exercise science, education and psychology. The Dance minor offers strong emphasis on creativity through performance and choreography.

Technique Foundations | 12 credits

Jazz or Contemporary (4 credits)
DANC 221, 222 | Intermediate Jazz Dance I/II
DANC 321,322 | Advanced Jazz Dance I/II
DANC 226,227 | Intermediate Contemporary Dance I/II
DANC 326,327 | Advanced Contemporary Dance I/II
Ballet (4 credits)
DANC 205, 206 | Intermediate Ballet I/II
DANC 305, 306 | Advanced Ballet I/II
Additional 300 level techniques and mechanics electives (4 credits)
DANC 305, 306, 326, 327 

Production (2 credits)

Choose 2 credits from the following list:
THEA 152 | Costume & Makeup 1 credit
THEA 156 | Run Crew 1 credit
DANC/THEA 336 | Lighting Design for Dance and Directors 2 credits

Context and Repertoire (4 credits)

DANC 261 | Dance Appreciation and History I
or
DANC 271 | Dance History and Appreciation II

or DANC 280 | World Dance and Culture

Mechanics (4 credits)

DANC 310 | Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dancers I

Composition (2 credits)

DANC 200 | Dance Improvisation

Pedagogy/Composition/Performance/Mechanics (6 credits)

Choose 6 credits from the list of courses below

DANC 301 | Choreography I

DANC 302 | Dance Concert Production

DANC 325 | Injury Prevention and Conditioning for Dancers

DANC 401 | Choreography II
DANC 420  | Teaching Methods of Dance
DANC 429 | Dance Ensemble Senior Company II
 

Other courses as approved by department head.

Total Required Credits for Minor: 26 credits

Rev 2019