Undergraduate Program

Minors

The Dance and Movement Program offers two minors, one in dance and one in movement studies.

Dance Minor

Our dance minor develops skills in observation, analysis, and critical response to dance as an art form and as a component of life and culture. We do not merely dance for the sake of fitness or memorizing steps, as our studies are the result of theoretically based movement explorations and more.

Students in this minor will learn dance literacy and appreciation. They can also get hands-on experience in:

Regardless of an individual student’s career path, a minor in dance helps foster educated audiences and participants in the diverse field of dance in culture.

Requirements

Dance minors are required to take a total of 26 credits.

Core Context Courses 

Choose at least eight credits from the following:

Creative Expression Courses 

Choose at least six credits from the following:

*Offered every other year

Somatic Awareness Courses

Choose between two and four credits from the following:

Style Courses

Use the following courses to complete the remaining 26 credits:

Movement Studies Minor

The movement studies minor offers students an experiential and theoretical study of movement and dance. The minor educates students about dance as an art form, explores the use of movement and dance as a means of creative and personal expression. Though movement studies, students can also gain a greater understanding of culture, traditions, and philosophies from all over the world. 

Requirements

The movement studies minor consists of a minimum of 26 credits.

Fundamentals 

Choose at least two credits from the following:

Core Context Courses 

Choose at least eight credits from the following:

Dance Appreciation 

Choose between four and six credits from the following:

Movement Studies

Use the following courses to complete the remaining 26 credits: