Dance Minor

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 Technique8
Satisfied by 8 hours from the following:
Ballet II
Modern Contemporary II
Jazz II
Ballet III
Modern/Contemporary III
Jazz III
Ballet IV
Modern Contemporary IV
Jazz IV
Hip Hop II
Tap II
Dance Minor Required Electives12
Satisfied by 12 hours from the following
Choreography I
Choreography II
Rhythms and Structures of Music
Musical Theatre Dance
Introduction to African Dance Theatre
Hip Hop Fundamentals
Tap Fundamentals
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:

Minor Hours

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.