The dance minor is designed to balance creative and technical aspects of dance with historical, cultural and theoretical studies. Our students are expected to attain and/or maintain the intermediate to high intermediate level in one area of dance technique, to think and write critically about dance, and to develop an understanding of the larger field of professional dance. The 20-credit hour minor allows students with an interest in dance to advance their study while pursuing a major in another discipline.
Requirements for the Minor in Dance
Open to all KU students
Dance Minor Course Requirements
Students selecting this minor must complete the following requirements:
|Dance Technique (8)||8|
|Satisfied by 8 hours from the following:|
|Modern Contemporary II|
|Modern Contemporary IV|
|Dance Minor Required Electives (12)||12|
|Satisfied by 12 hours from the following|
|Rhythms and Structures of Music|
|Musical Theatre Dance|
|Introduction to African Dance Theatre|
|Approaches to World Dance|
|Anatomy and Injury Prevention|
|Introduction to Videography and Website Design for Dance|
|Dance for Children|
|Introduction to Classical East Indian Dance|
|Dance History: Research and Reconstruction|
|Career Preparation in the Arts|
|Introduction to Flamenco Dance Technique|
|Directed Study in: _____|
|Field Experience in Dance Teaching|
|Special Topics in Dance: _____|
Minor Hours & Minor GPA
While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:
Satisfied by 20 hours of minor courses.
Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior hours of KU resident credit in the minor.
Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.
Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.