Dance Minor

The goal of the department is to provide comprehensive dance training within the liberal arts framework of the university. The study of dance involves intellectual, artistic, and physical development. The Department of Dance emphasizes all three areas of growth, a commitment made possible by the breadth of its curricular offerings and the depth of faculty expertise. In addition to the academic components, dance students experience the rigorous professional discipline that is inherent in studio classes. The department explores diverse idioms in dance: African dance and drumming, ballet, contact improvisation, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, modern, partnering, and Salsa.

The dance minor is available to undergraduate students who want to combine an interest in dance with a major in another area of study. The minor allows students flexibility in constructing a program of courses to enhance and complement any chosen major.

Program's Admission Requirements

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Dance Minor Requirements

Dance courses applied to the minor must be passed with a grade of C– or better. Most upper-division courses have prerequisites, corequisites, or both. Minors are encouraged to take Looking at Dance (DAN 251) as an arts and letters group-satisfying course and Anatomy of Human Movement (DAN 260) as a science group-satisfying course to enrich their understanding of dance, even though these courses do not count toward the minimum 26 credits required for the minor.

Technique 19
Contemporary I
Contemporary II
Contemporary III
Ballet I
Ballet II
Ballet III
Hip Hop I
Hip Hop II
Hip hop III
African I
African II
Special Studies: [Topic]
Special Studies: [Topic]
Special Studies: [Topic]
Advanced Movement Practice
Student Dance Concert Performance
Workshop: [Topic]
Dema African Performance Ensemble: [Topic]
Faculty Dance Concert Performance
Student Dance Collective: [Topic]
Creative Practice1
Dance Improvisation: [Topic]
Theory 214
Screendance: History and Theory
Looking at Dance
Dance Production I
Dance Somatics
Musical Elements of Dance
Anatomy of Human Movement
African Dance Aesthetics
Dance Production II
Dance Kinesiology
Dance and Power
Contemporary Issues in Dance
Music for Dancers
Teaching Dance
Total Credits26