Minor in Dance

College of Arts and Humanities

To fulfill this program of study, all dance minor students are required to take 19 credits in the dance curriculum. Students should follow requirements as listed under core, technique, and performance courses. Further requirements include the following:

  1. Involvement in the performance area for a minimum of two years which can be accomplished for credit as a dancer, choreographer, officer, or production assistant
  2. Serving as a teaching assistant in a Level I technique class with assignment from the dance coordinator
  3. Recording all course work in a portfolio that will be presented to the dance coordinator at the conclusion of the course of study

Auditions are not required for admittance into the program; however, each applicant has the responsibility of meeting with the dance coordinator each semester before registration begins.

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor.*

Core and Performance Courses
DAN 344History of Dance3
Select two of the following:
The Dancer's Body
Dance Pedagogy
Dance Composition & Choregraph Techniques
Musical Theatre Dance and Choreography
Technique and Performance Courses 110
Select 10 credits of the following:
Modern Dance I
Jazz Dance 1
Beginner's Ballet
Tap Dancing I
African Dance
Hip Hop Dance I
Modern Dance II
Jazz Dance II
Ballet II
Tap Dancing II
Modern Dance III
Jazz III
Ballet III
Advanced Tap
Directed Studies in Dance
Performance Courses
Repertory Development
Repertory Performance
Co-Curricular 2, 3
Total Minimum Credits Required19

Maximum of 4 credits from the Performance category. Maximum of 3 technique credits from the 100-level.


The co-curricular will be assigned through a discussion with the dance minor advisor.

Teaching Assistant – assisting a dance faculty member in a Level I course.             


Choreographic Assistant – assisting a faculty choreographer in the Musical Theatre Production. 


Recorded/digital Portfolio: a record of course materials covered in each dance course taken by the student will be presented to the dance coordinator at the students exit interview upon completion of the minor.

 *Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.