Dance Minor

The 16-credit minor in dance strengthens technical proficiency in dance techniques as well as develops artistry through dance-making and performance. Additionally, dancers develop knowledge and appreciation of dance through theoretical, anthropological, and historical inquiry. All students who audition for the dance minor will be considered for a departmental Talent Grant.

Course Title Credits
Minor Requirements
DN 3060Global Dance History4
DN 3070Dance Design4
DN 3080Dance Project2
DNSelect from any dance technique classes (DN) including Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance, and Tap6
Total Credits16

Completion of both the Dance Minor and the following courses (some of which can also count toward the Minor itself) also completes the Dance Pedagogy curriculum. This curriculum is based on the Curriculum Standards set forth in the National Dance Standards for Dance Education and the New Hampshire K-12 Dance Curriculum Framework. While completion of this curriculum does not lead to any specific teaching certification, the student who completes it will possess the requisite competencies to teach dance in a variety of settings.

Course Title Credits
DN 3270Advanced Modern Dance3
DN 3360Advanced Ballet3
DN 3500Dance Pedagogy I3
DN 4010Dance Practicum1-3
DN 4500Dance Pedagogy II3

This curriculum is currently under review.

In addition, students may choose an Interdisciplinary Studies major to combine coursework in Dance with another area or areas.