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Dance Minor

The dance minor provides students with both technical dance skills and general knowledge of dance as an art form. Through studio practice in technique and creative-based classes, students gain a foundation in dance training and an appreciation for dance as an art form. Core courses provide the student with an increased understanding of the development of dance in a larger global context. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the dance major.

Dance Minor Learning Outcomes

A successful dance minor is expected to:

  1. Identify historical and cultural forms of dance;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of dance concepts through performance;
  3. Evaluate dance as an art form.

Dance Minor Requirements (18 credits)
Students must complete 18 credits from the following courses, 9 credits of which must be at the 3000/4000 level.

Core Course (6 credits)
DANC 3200 Dance History (3 credits)
DANC 3500 Global Dance Perspectives (3 credits)

Minor Electives (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following courses:
DANC 1200 Ballet I (2 credits)
DANC 1400 Jazz Dance I (2 credits)
DANC 1500 Contemporary Dance Techniques (3 credits)
DANC 1600 Modern Dance I (2 credits)
DANC 2101 Dance Lab I (1 credit)
DANC 2102 Dance Lab II (1 credit)
DANC 2103 Dance Lab III (1 credit)
DANC 2104 Dance lab IV (1 credit)
DANC 2200 Ballet II (2 credits)
DANC 2400 Jazz Dance II (2 credits)
DANC 2600 Modern Dance II (2 credits)
DANC 3000 African Dance (2 credits)
DANC 3100 Dance Improvisation (3 credits)
DANC 3300 Latin and Caribbean Dance (2 credits)
DANC 3400 Production and Design for Dance (3 credits)
DANC 3600 Modern Dance III (2 credits)
DANC 3900 Advanced Studio Technique (2 credits)
DANC 4000 Dance Composition (3 credits)
DANC 4300 Dance Choreography (3 credits)
THEA 2060 Technical Theatre (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2013-2014 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.