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DANCE (Minor)

Dance courses in a variety of styles and levels are offered through the Department of Visual & Performing Arts to all students. The study of dance enhances a student’s liberal arts curriculum both as an art form and as a means to physical self-expression and fitness.

Students may declare a minor in dance to complement a major in any other area of study. The combination of a dance minor with a major in Public Health and Wellness, Psychology, Studio Arts, or Business Administration, for example, may lead, respectively, to graduate study and/or careers in such fields as dance/health education, expressive therapies, or arts administration. A minor in dance may also enhance the preparation and competitiveness of students enrolled in the educator licensure majors.

A student who decides to declare the dance minor must do so through a member of the dance faculty, the coordinator of Dance, or the chairperson of Visual & Performing Arts.

The dance faculty works with the student to plan a sequence of courses most appropriate to individual background and goals. Some dance courses are repeatable for additional credit.

In addition to the requirements listed below, the faculty encourages dance minors to elect an inter-area field experience that applies a knowledge of dance in a field placement appropriate to the student’s major. 



DANC______or VPA ______Electives at the 1000-level or above


Choose from the list below

DANC______Dance electives at the 2000-level or above




Available Electives:

VPA 1000 Introduction to Visual & Performing Arts (Hum)

VPA 1500 Arts Immersion (Arts)

DANC 1010 Introduction to Ballet (Wellness / Arts) - Repeatable

DANC 1200 The Language of Movement (Wellness)

DANC 1302, 2302, 3302 Private Instruction in Ballet (Arts) - Repeatable

DANC 1410 Somatics for Dance: Yoga - Repeatable

DANC 2030 Modern Dance (Wellness / Arts) - Repeatable

DANC 2050 Ballet I (Wellness / Arts) - Repeatable

DANC 2080 Ballet II (Wellness / Arts) - Repeatable

DANC 2100 The Art of Making Dance (Arts)

DANC 2200 Dance Social Justice

DANC 2300 World Dance History (Hum / Global / ILE)

DANC 2350 West African Dance (Arts) - Repeatable

DANC 2470, 2480 Dance Performance (Active Learning / Arts) - Repeatable

DANC 4050 Independent Studio: Dance - Repeatable