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Dance Minor

A 16 credit hour dance minor that is designed for students who wish to delve deeper into dance studies in an intellectual, creative, and practical capacity to propel them forward in career, service, and artistry. The student has the opportunity to select the specific courses which best fulfill his/her needs while maintaining an overall balance. A student in the dance minor may be preparing for graduate study or for work as a performer, choreographer, educator, or dance therapist. The dance minor also enhances students’ studies as they prepare for careers and service as arts entrepreneurs or administrators, physical therapists, physicians, or in disciplines such as Africana studies, design, film, and engineering.

Minor Coordinator

Program Requirements

  • The dance minor requires the completion of 16 credit hours.
  • Students must attain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
  • Students may not take minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) or S/U basis.
  • The program coordinator will certify the minor prior to graduation.
  • A minimum of 12 of the 16 required credit hours must be completed at NC State.
  • Students must obtain a grade of “C-” or better in each of the required and elective courses.
Required Courses
Select two of the following:
DAN 322Dance and Society
DAN 324Concert Dance History
DAN 326Current Trends in Dance
DAN 320Movement Improvisation1
Select two of the following:
DAN 272Dance Composition – Solo Forms
DAN 328Dance Composition – Group Forms
DAN 330Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals
DAN 332Dance and Technology
Choose 2 courses in practice/performance:
DAN 227African Dance I
DAN 230Horton Dance Technique
DAN 234Country Dance
DAN 240Social Dance
DAN 263Tap Dance
DAN 264Ballet I
DAN 273Jazz Dance I
DAN 274Modern Dance I
DAN 210Dance Performance in a Global Context
DAN 260Hip-hop Dance
DAN 295Modern Dance Performance and Practice
Choose 2 technique courses:
DAN 228African Dance II
DAN 241Social Dance II
DAN 261Hip-hop Dance II
DAN 265Ballet II
DAN 275Modern Dance II
DAN 276Jazz Dance II
Capstone Course1
DAN 304Dance Practicum
Total Hours: 16

Admission Process

  1. Read over all information regarding the minor program.
  2. Contact the minor program coordinator (
  3. Declare the minor through CODA in MyPack portal.
  4. Begin taking the required and/or elective courses in the minor program (DAN 304 excluded).
  5. Meet with the minor coordinator prior to enrolling in the minor practicum.

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