Course Minors

Spring Dance Concert 2007

photo credit: David Neal

Dance Minor in the Course Program

The goal of the course minor in dance is to expose a student to the broad scope of the field. The distribution of required courses for the minor provides students with an introduction to Choreography, Dance Studies, and Performance, and allows them to direct their final credit(s) in the minor toward a specific focus: Choreography or Dance Studies.  Minors will be encouraged, but not required, to develop an extended paper or a significant dance performance piece as part of their program. All dance majors and minors are strongly encouraged to participate in technique and repertory classes each semester.

Prerequisites for the Minor including both areas of focus:

These prerequisites are strongly recommended for first-year students and must be completed before the junior year. If a student has not completed all of these prerequisites at the time of an application for a minor, but has done good work in one or more courses in the program, the student may be accepted on a provisional basis.

1. One Dance Studies course
2. One Technique or Repertory/ensemble course for academic credit

Prerequisite credits for Minor: 1.5

Course requirements for Minor:

1. DANC 011. Dance Lab I: Making Dance
2. One Dance Studies course
3. Additional courses (totaling 2 credits) proposed by the student and approved on an individual basis by the faculty from a combination of choreography, dance studies, repertory, and technique courses.

Total credits in Minor: 4

Total prerequisites and credits required for Minor: 5.5