Minors are a secondary area of academic focus.

Declaring a minor can be helpful if you are wanting a different area of study, but not declaring another major. You can minor in something that compliments your major, or something you find interesting!  

Students who minor in dance study courses in Movement Improvisation, Dance History, Choreography, Principles of Teaching Dance and diverse styles of dance technique. The minor is designed to balance creative and performance aspects of dance with historical and theoretical aspects. Dance minors are invited to participate in all areas of the dance program including academic courses, dance productions, and the student dance organization, University Dancers United. 

Dance Minor
(18 Hours Required)

Required Courses:

  • DA205 Rehearsal and Production I (1)
  • DA282 Movement Improvisation (3)
  • DA305 Rehearsal and Production II (1)
  • DA490 Western Dance History (3)

Choose 10 Hours (minimum of 2 hours must be upper division):
Hours must include courses from at least two different genres of dance.

  • DA130 Ballroom Dance I (2)
  • DA140 Conditioning for Dance (1)
  • DA211 Ballet I (1)
  • DA216 Ballet Pointe I (2)
  • DA221 Modern Dance I (1)
  • DA226 Jazz Dance I (1)
  • DA228 Hip Hop & Street Styles I (2)
  • DA231 Aerial Arts I (1)
  • DA236 Tap Dance I (1)
  • DA280 Movement & Body Analysis (3)
  • DA311 Ballet II (2)
  • DA316 Ballet Pointe II (2)
  • DA321 Modern Dance II (2)
  • DA326 Jazz Dance II (2)
  • DA327 Embodying Global Dance II (2)
  • DA328 Hip Hop & Street Styles II (2)
  • DA331 Aerial Arts II (2)
  • DA336 Tap Dance II (2)
  • DA380 Choreography I (3)
  • DA392 Dance in World Cultures (3)
  • DA411 Ballet III (2)
  • DA421 Modern Dance III (2)
  • DA426 Jazz Dance III (2)
  • DA436 Tap Dance III (2)
  • DA485 Choreography II (3)


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