Dance Minor

The Dance Minor introduces students to a broad range of opportunities including performance, choreography, teaching, arts administration, and dance/movement therapy.  The Dance program at VSU offers numerous productions throughout the year, providing students with significant performance and choreography experience.  Students learn a host of life skills including collaboration, working to deadlines, self-discipline, patience, perseverance, analytical skills, and critical thinking.

Minor Core............................................................10 hours

  • DANC 3000 – Dance Composition
  • DANC 3410 – Dance History
  • DANC 3500 – Teaching Dance Technique 

Select one of the following:

  • DANC 3200 – Dance Ensemble
  • DANC 3300 – Special Topics in Dance

Select from the following courses: ...........................8 hours

  • DANC 2600 – Ballet II
  • DANC 2700 – Modern Dance II
  • DANC 2900 – Tap Dance II
  • DANC 2910 – Social Dance
  • DANC 2920 – Dance Improvisation
  • DANC 3100 - Choreography
  • DANC 3200 – Dance Ensemble
  • DANC 3300 – Special Topics in Dance
  • DANC 3420 – Music Analysis for Dancers
  • DANC 3600 – Ballet III
  • DANC 3700 – Modern Dance III
  • DANC 3800 – Jazz Dance II
  • DANC 4000 – Pointe and Variation
  • DANC 4010 – Dance Kinesiology
  • DANC 4020 – Conditioning and Wellness for Dance
  • DANC 4600 – Ballet IV
  • DANC 4700 – Modern Dance IV
  • DANC 4800 – Jazz Dance III

Total Hours................................................................ 18 hours

*Please note that prerequisites may be required of many courses required for the minor.