Minor in Dance
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:
- 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
- Serving as a teaching assistant in a Level I technique class with assignment from the dance coordinator
- 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 344||History of Dance||3|
|Select two of the following:|
|The Dancer's Body|
|Dance Composition & Choregraph Techniques|
|Musical Theatre Dance and Choreography|
|Technique and Performance Courses 1||10|
|Select 10 credits of the following:|
|Modern Dance I|
|Jazz Dance 1|
|Tap Dancing I|
|Hip Hop Dance I|
|Modern Dance II|
|Jazz Dance II|
|Tap Dancing II|
|Modern Dance III|
|Directed Studies in Dance|
|Co-Curricular 2, 3|
|Total Minimum Credits Required||19|
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.