Choreography and Performance Minor
A dance minor is designed for individuals majoring in other fields who wish, in the course of their college experience, to gain an understanding of the art of dance. This program may, however, be applied toward the dance major sequence. To become a dance minor, you must come to the School of Dance for an audition and advising. The first semester of work is probationary.
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Dance History and Theory Minor
The dance minor in history and theory focuses on the growing field of dance studies that use a theoretical perspective based in dance and other movement practices as a means of analyzing dance within larger cultural contexts. This dance minor integrates theory and practice as a means of heightening a scholarly inquiry. This concentrated study helps prepare for employment or graduate study with a specialized dance emphasis in arts administration, dance ethnology, and dance in film or video.
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Dance Somatic Studies Minor
The dance minor in somatic studies considers the bodily kinesthetic knowledge that dancers develop in the course of their study of movement. Students perform physical activities and analyze movement practices from a variety of somatic theory perspectives and learn through both theory and practice. Study in this minor augments degree work in psychology, pre-physical therapy, exercise physiology, recreational therapy, and physical education. Concentrated study in the somatic studies minor helps prepare for employment or graduate study in dance therapy, clinical psychology, physical therapy, dance kinesiology, and recreational therapy.
To become a dance minor in somatic studies you must have sophomore standing, a 3.0 GPA in your major discipline or field of study, and come to the Dance Division to meet with an advisor. No audition is required.