Dance Minor

Program Requirements

Core

A survey of dance in all its vibrant forms intended to develop student understanding and appreciation for the significant role dance plays in world cultures.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Fundamentals of African-based dance forms explored through West African and Caribbean roots. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Expanding knowledge and skill of jazz dance technique with more direct application to musical theatre and concert dance, as well as focus on emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 123 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Cross-cultural survey of dance from around the world with emphasis on historical, social, and cultural dimensions. Includes western concert dance as one among many other forms.

Prerequisites: DANC 125, DANC 126 or DANC 128 

Goal Areas: GE-08, GE-11

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Expanding knowledge and skill of ballet technique, with increasing development of centerfloor and across-the-floor variations, as well as emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 126 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Expanding knowledge and skill of tap technique, in musical theatre, as well as focus on emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 127 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Expanding knowledge and skill of modern dance technique, including floor work, elevations, inversions, and emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 128 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Exploration of a variety of improvisational techniques for beginning Dance Majors and Minors. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 128 

Performance scenes and exercises for the beginner.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Electives

Must take 2 credits of the following:

Fundamentals of jazz technique, including knowledge and application of terminology. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Fundamentals of ballet technique, including knowledge and application of terminology. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Fundamentals of tap dance technique utilized in musical theatre. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Fundamentals of modern dance technique, including an improvisatory component. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Increasing difficulty of jazz dance technique through complexity of combinations, multiple turns, and more developed performance skills as applied to musical theatre or concert dance. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 223 or consent 

Increasing difficulty of ballet technique with more complex combinations, multiple turns, pointe work, and greater emphasis on performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 226 or consent 

Increasing complexity of tap technique for musical theatre with greater emphasis on performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 223 

Increasing complexity of modern dance technique, including floor work, partnering, elevation, inversions, and performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 228 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11