The minor in dance allows students to explore theoretical, historical, compositional, performance, and production elements of the discipline of dance within a multidisciplinary framework. With courses being offered in choreography, various dance techniques, and dance conditioning and injury prevention, students can feel prepared and confident creating dance works and/or performing set choreography on stage.
The total number of courses required for the minor is 6−9 (16−21 semester hours).
• Both of the following (7 sem. hrs.)
DANC 106 Get Moving! (3 sem. hrs.)
THEA 100 Introduction to Performing Arts (4 sem. hrs.)
• Several of the following technique and/or performance courses, for a total of 6-12 sem. hrs.
Note: students must take classes in at least three different genres, OR two different genres and an additional performance course (DANC 281 or DANC 350) to satisfy this requirement.
DANC 205 Modern Dance Technique I (2 sem. hrs.)
DANC 206 Ballet Technique I (2 sem. hrs.)
DANC 210* Dance Technique I (2 sem. hrs.)
DANC 305 Modern Dance Technique II (2 sem. hrs.)
DANC 306 Ballet Technique II (2 sem. hrs.) DANC 310**
Dance Technique II (2 sem. hrs.) *
* DANC 210 topics may include Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, and/or Choreography.
** DANC 310 topics may include Jazz II, Contemporary II, and/or Tap II.
DANC 281 Rehearsal and Performance/Dance/Faculty (1−3 sem. hrs.)
DANC 350 Advanced Rehearsal and Performance/Dance/Faculty (1−3 sem. hrs.)
• The following theory and creative process course (3 sem. hrs.)
DANC 316 Dance History (3 sem. hrs.)