The minor in dance is designed to provide the student with a broad overview of dance as an art form.
Our curriculum is designed to use dance and the body to challenge assumptions about practices, values, technology, sustainability and personal and global positionality. Our program scaffolds entrepreneurial approaches to art-making based in personal initiative, curiosity and versatility. Required courses introduce students to basic elements of dance while the remaining plan is created by the student in conjunction with their primary advisor. If you have specific dance questions, please contact the director of dance or the undergraduate director of dance.
The rules of the College of Arts and Sciences apply in designing each student's program.
Requirements include a minimum of 20 credit hours; 9 of which must be upper division; a minimum grade of C- in each dance class; and a minimum of a 2.00 GPA for all dance and approved non-dance courses. Transfer students may apply a maximum of 9 transfer hours with a maximum of 6 upper-division credit hours to the dance minor. Students select courses from the dance curriculum based on their interests and course availability.
Required Courses and Credits
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Dance in Popular Culture and Media|
|Dance in Cultural Perception and Expression|
|Dancing Histories: Sex, Gender and Race in U.S. Concert Dance|
|Contemporary Concert Dance: Shifting Perspectives in Performance|
|Hip-Hop Dance History|
|Plus 4 additional credit hours of dance technique courses, which could include the following:||4|
DNCE courses ending in 0 or 1
|Elective Courses 1||10|
|First Year Dance Seminar|
|Movement Awareness and Injury Prevention for the Dancer|
|Inside the Groove: Developing Rhythmic Skills|
|SOUND Choices: Enhancing the Music/Dance Relationship|
|Performance Improvisation Techniques|
|Dance Teaching Practices: Inclusive Approaches to Instruction|
DNCE Independent Studies
DNCE Technique courses ending in 0 or 1
|Stage Lighting Design 1|
|Musical Theatre Repertory|
|Arts and Sciences Special Topics|
|Performing Voices of Women|
|Total Credit Hours||20|
Some upper-division courses may require prerequisites. 800–900 sections are controlled enrollment and require an audition or instructor consent.