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The Dance Minor is intended for students who desire a formal course of study in dance as an adjunct to their major in another field. The Dance Minor provides students with practical and intellectual experiences in dance and a limited degree of physical proficiency in contemporary dance idioms. The dance minor is comprised of a total of 21 credit hours of required course work. The program is anchored by 9 credits of training in the physical techniques of dance, with additional studies of creative practices, anatomy and dance scholarship.
As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:
demonstrate body awareness through a variety of dance techniques;
engage with improvisation as a creative mode of investigation and as a resource for creating choreography; and
identify and discuss the social-political implications of dances on stage, screen and in social settings.