Minor in Dance

Learn more: Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

The minor in dance allows students to further their knowledge and understanding of dance as a creative art form and study the many facets of dance, including theory, criticism, history, technique, body mechanics, injury prevention and composition. Students are encouraged to cultivate their strengths and find a unique artistic voice in preparation for future careers as performers, choreographers and dance educators.

Required courses:

  • DNC100: Introduction to Dance
  • DNC200: Dance History
  • DNC220: Level II Modern Dance Technique (taken twice)
  • DNC221: Level II Jazz Dance Technique (taken twice)
  • DNC222: Ballet Technique (taken twice)
  • DNC400: Choreography

It is recommended that students fulfill the 18-credit requirement by choosing from the following courses:

  • DNC123: Tap Dance
  • DNC124: Dance for Musical Theatre
  • DNC125: Hip Hop Dance
  • DNC126: Conditioning for Dancers
  • DNC127: Ballroom Dance
  • DNC370: Extensions Dance Company
  • DNC399: Special Topics

In addition, minors are expected to participate in one main stage theatre arts production as a crew member.


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