Dance Minor

On a darkened stage, dancers pose with lights in their hands
 dancer by the water  dancer by the water
 Five dancers with arms outstretched strike a pose onstage
 Two dancers in red dresses and blonde wigs move toward figures on the floor of the stage
Six dancers pose onstage. The first 4 are bowed, and the others cross arms over their chests
 On a dimly lit stage, four female figures flank a male figure, all with arms raised

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 musical theatre productions.

This minor is an interdisciplinary offering between the Departments of Theatre (THE) and Kinesiology and Health (KNH) with course offerings from the two departments. Students interested in the dance minor should meet with Ashley Goos, director of the dance minor.

Program Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES: (13 credit hours)

  • SLM 110.A or THE 261 - Ballet - either level - 2
  • SLM 110.G or THE 262 - Modern - either level - 2
  • THE 110.B or THE 263 - Jazz - either level - 2
    *Must matriculate to at least a 200 level in a technique
  • KNH 244 Functional Anatomy - 4
  • THE 351 - Dance as Culture -3

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

  • THE 250 - Topics in Dance Technique (Repeatable. Maximum 4 credit hours) - 1 - 2
  • THE 261 or THE 262 or THE 263 - 200 level in any required technique - 2
  • THE 239 - Alexander Technique - 1 (credit/no credit)
  • THE 361 - Choreography - 3
  • THE 271– Dance Practicum – 1
  • CCA 201 – Introduction to Arts Management – 3

Dance at Miami

On a darkened stage, dancers perform while holding illuminated devices

A dancing couple dressed in 40s fashion face each other, holding hands

Four dancers pose with outstretched arms onstage, as another crouches in the center

Female dancers in turquoise dresses pose with arms jubilantly raised around a man wearing suspenders

A dancer executes a handstand as another dancer sits on a box, facing away

A dancer in white slouches. Another dancer leans toward the first dancer's back.

Two dancers perform with a grouping of chairs

Two women dance as a woman's face is projected on a screen behind them

A dancer poses with hand over mouth and one leg horizontal as others look on

A male dancer lies on the floor and reaches behind his head to support a woman leaning forward

Two dancers in red dresses and blonde wigs perform. Others sit on the stage floor and watch.

Six dancers perform. Some lean forward and others cross arms across their chests.

dancer in the shallow water