Explanation of the minor

  • Provide theoretical and creative experiences to help the student to develop an understanding of the art of dance
  • Provide exceptional training in choreographic methods, modern and ballet techniques and historical perspectives
  • Produce graduates who have technical versatility and a firm command of their aesthetic and choreographic interests after college.
  • Obtain an appreciation for and high level of technical mastery
  • Acquire a significant body of theoretical and historical knowledge pertaining to the dance field
  • Be capable of producing work and solving professional problems independently, and develop a coherent set of artistic/intellectual goals, which are evident in their work.

Course Requirements:

Two semesters of Dance Technique at the 200 level or above.
One semester of Orchesis (one credit).
Three additional dance courses selected in consultation with the Dance faculty.

Example Course Schedule for Dance Minor