On a darkened stage, dancers pose with lights in their hands

Dance Minor

The Dance Minor offers students the opportunity to pursue the specialized skills necessary for dance performance. Students will complete courses in dance technique, performance, dance history, and production/design; and integrate learning through involvement with dance concerts and/or music theatre productions. The minor is intended to provide curriculum and instruction in the area of dance as well as enhance current music theatre and theatre curricula and programming.

This minor is an interdisciplinary offering between the Departments of Theatre (THE) and Kinesiology and Health (KNH) with course requirements from the two departments. Students interested in the dance minor should meet with the Chief Departmental Adviser in Theatre.

Program Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES: (13 credit hours)

  • KNH 110.A – Ballet – 2 credit hours
  • KNH 110.G – Modern Dance – 2 credit hours
  • KNH 244 – Functional Anatomy – 4 credit hours
  • THE 351 – Dance History (new course) – 3 credit hours

Students  choose either an intermediate ballet course or an intermediate modern course:

  • THE 261 – Intermediate Ballet (name and number change) – 2 credit hours
  • THE 262 – Intermediate Modern (name and number change) – 2 credit hours

ELECTIVES: (5—6 credit hours)
Students may choose from the following:

  • CCA 231 – Dance for the Musical Stage – 3 credit hours
  • THE 123 – Acting for the non-­‐major – 3 credit hours
  • THE 271 – Dance Practicum (new course) – 1 credit hour
  • CCA 201 – Introduction to Arts Management – 3 credit hours
  • THE 454/554 – Lighting Design – 3 credit hours


Lewis Magruder, Associate Professor
College of Creative Arts

Images from 2015-16 Dance Theatre Concerts