About the Minor

The Minor in Dance consists of 5.25 credits:

 

Physical Practice in Dance Techniques  2 credits

Four courses (two credits at .5 credits per course) in a physical practice representing at least two traditions, and achieving level 2 in at least one tradition.

Elective 1 credit   

One additional credit (any level) within the Dance Department. This can be in the form of one 1 credit course, or two .5 credit courses.

Performance .25 or .5 credit

One Advanced Dance Practice experience (either DANC435 .25 credit or DANC445 .5 credit)

Project-Based courses 2 credits

Two credits must be in project-based courses within the Dance Department that culminate in making. At least one of these must be an upper-level course. These may be dance-making courses  or hybrid courses that require a substantial final practical project in the form of a public performance or event. The culminating project does not need to be a choreographed dance. Projects could be events, workshops, site-specific happenings, social media platforms, etc. that have an embodied component and circulate in a public context.  Projects need to be approved by a Dance Department advisor.

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Physical Practice Courses include: West African Dance I, West African Dance II, West African Dance III, Bharata Natyam I, Bharata Natyam II, Bharata Natyam III, Contemporary Techniques I, II, III, Afro Brazilian Dance I, Ballet I, Ballet II, Javanese Dance I and II, Dance Forms of the African Diaspora I and II, Hip Hop, Contact Improvisation, and Delicious Movements.

Project Based Courses include:

Dance making courses such as Solo Dance Composition, Group Dance Composition, Site Specific Choreography, Choreography Workshop, and

Hybrid courses such as Dancing Bodies, Perspectives in Dance as Culture: Queering the Dancing Body, Research Methods, Auto-Ethnographic Methods, Dances of the African Diaspora, Repertory, Performance Art, and Media for Performance,.

Other elective options include, in addition to those listed above: History, Repertory, Dance FYS courses, Introduction to Dance, Space Design for Performance, and Forays into Dance (tba currently being developed).

Physical Practice Courses include:

DANC260 West African Dance I,

DANC360 West African Dance II,

DANC365 West African Dance III,

DANC261 Bharata Natyam I,

DANC362 Bharata Natyam II, Bharata Natyam III (tutorial)

DANC211, 215, 300, and 309 Contemporary Techniques I, II, II/III, III,

DANC201 Afro Brazilian Dance I,

DANC 202, 302 Ballet I, Ballet II,

DANC251 Javanese Dance I and II,

DANC213 Dance Forms of the African Diaspora I and II, Hip Hop,

DANC351 Improvisation, Contact Improvisation,

DANC244 Delicious Movements.

 

Project Based Courses include:

Dance making courses such as

DANC249 Solo Dance Composition,

DANC250 Dance Composition:  Choreography Workshop,

DANC371 Site Specific Choreography, Choreography Workshop, and

and

Hybrid courses such as

DANC103 Dancing Bodies,

DANC377 Perspectives in Dance as Culture: Queering the Dancing Body, Research Methods, Auto-Ethnographic Methods, Dances of the African Diaspora,

DANC375 History/ Dance History:  Why Dance Matters

DANC378 Repertory,

DANC378 Embodiment and Education (ampersand with DANC447)

DANC237 Performance Art,

DANC240 Deeper Ecology: Moving to Connect with the Earth and Environment

DANC364 Media for Performance,

DANC244 Delicious Movement

DANC381 Japans Nuclear Disasters

 

Other elective options include, in addition to those listed above:

DANC104 Dance FYS courses,

DANC107 Writing as Dancing, Dancing as Writing

DANC111 Introduction to Dance,

DANC Space Design for Performance,

DANC301 Anatomy and Kinesiology

DANC447 Dance Teaching Practicum (ampersand with DANC378)

 

Minor Requirements

The Minor in Dance consists of 5.25 credits:

Physical Practice in Dance Techniques  2 credits

Four courses (two credits at .5 credits per course) in a physical practice representing at least two traditions, and achieving level 2 in at least one tradition.

Elective 1 credit   

One additional credit (any level) within the Dance Department. This can be in the form of one 1 credit course, or two .5 credit courses.

Performance .25 or .5 credit 

One Advanced Dance Practice experience (either DANC435 .25 credit or DANC445 .5 credit)

Project-Based courses 2 credits

Two credits must be in project-based courses within the Dance Department that culminate in making. At least one of these must be an upper-level course. These may be dance-making courses  or hybrid courses that require a substantial final practical project in the form of a public performance or event. The culminating project does not need to be a choreographed dance. Projects could be events, workshops, site-specific happenings, social media platforms, etc. that have an embodied component and circulate in a public context.  Projects need to be approved by a Dance Department advisor.


Physical Practice Courses include: West African Dance I, West African Dance II, West African Dance III, Bharata Natyam I, Bharata Natyam II, Bharata Natyam III, Contemporary Techniques I, II, III, Afro Brazilian Dance I, Ballet I, Ballet II, Javanese Dance I and II, Dance Forms of the African Diaspora I and II, Hip Hop, Contact Improvisation, and Delicious Movements.

Project Based Courses include:

Dance making courses such as Solo Dance Composition, Group Dance Composition, Site Specific Choreography, Choreography Workshop, and Hybrid courses such as Dancing Bodies, Perspectives in Dance as Culture: Queering the Dancing Body, Research Methods, Auto-Ethnographic Methods, Dances of the African Diaspora, Repertory, Performance Art, and Media for Performance. 

Other elective options include, in addition to those listed above: History, Repertory, Dance FYS courses, Introduction to Dance, Space Design for Performance, and Forays into Dance (TBA currently being developed).

Physical Practice Courses include:

DANC202 Ballet I 0.5
DANC211 Contemporary Dance Technique I 0.5
DANC213 Jazz Technique 0.5
DANC244 Delicious Movement: Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty 1
DANC251 Javanese Dance I 0.5
DANC260 West African Dance I 0.5
DANC261 Bharata Natyam I: Introduction of South Indian Classical Dance 0.5
DANC360 West African Dance II 0.5
DANC362 Bharata Natyam II: Embracing the Traditional and the Modern 0.5
DANC365 West African Dance III 0.5

PROJECT BASED COURSES

Includes dance making courses, such as:

DANC249 Making Dances I: Solo Work 1
DANC250 Dance Composition: Choreography Workshop 1
DANC371 Site-Specific Choreography 1

and hybrid courses such as:

DANC103 Dancing Bodies 1
DANC237 Performance Art 1
DANC244 Delicious Movement: Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty 1
DANC364 Media for Performance 1
DANC375 Dance History: Why Dance Matters 1
DANC377 Perspectives in Dance: Queering the Dancing Body: Critical Perspectives on LGBTQ Representation 1
DANC378 Repertory and Performance 1
DANC381 Japan's Nuclear Disasters 1.5

OTHER ELECTIVE OPTIONS

In addition to the courses listed above, elective options include: 

DANC104F Introduction to Contemporary Dance from Global Perspectives (FYS) 1
DANC107 Writing Is Dancing, Dancing Is Writing 1
DANC111 Introduction to Dance 1
DANC301 Anatomy and Kinesiology 1
DANC447
DANC378
Dance Teaching Practicum
and Repertory and Performance
0.5