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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Dance Minor

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Course Requirements

One Introductory Course (3 credits)

Four Technique Courses (12 credits)

Courses must be taken in two different tracks from among: Ballet, Modern or Jazz. Courses may be repeated, but students must successfully complete level 2 at a C or above before continuing to level 3 technique courses.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 27

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • Students enrolled in the Dance BFA or Dance BA program are not eligible to complete the Dance Minor.
  • To stay a student in good standing, Dance Minors must receive a grade of C or above in all departmental courses.

Learning Outcomes

Diversified Technique Methodologies. Students will demonstrate:

  • Understanding of rhythmic acuity moving musically & dynamically.
  • Cognitive use of dance vocabulary.
  • Sense of placement, elevation, control & style
  • Sense coordination, use of weight, directional focus
  • Knowledge of the theory of diversified techniques

Cultural and Historical. Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of historical facts, as well as social and cultural issues that influenced development of dance as an art form.
  • Discuss, articulate, express, and debate a variety of cultural movement contexts technically, historically, philosophically, and aesthetically.
  • Examine and communicate the importance of dance history in relation to other arts, social and political concerns that influenced the dancers and choreographers of the time
  • Discuss the role of dance in various cultures and historical periods.

Creative Practice. Students will be able to:

  • Investigate and generate new movement solutions.
  • Incorporate the process of movement exploration, concept development, manipulation of ideas, to structure original abstract ideas and to create movement to express them in powerful original ways.
  • Move spontaneously, without premeditated choreography.

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