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Dance Minor - ARCHIVE

Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Summer Session 2005

Dance Minor - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (DANCE)

PROFESSOR DAN CARTER, Director, School of Theatre

This minor is a rigorous program designed to help students who wish to further their skills in this art form. Students choose from a variety of options to create their own dance minor that will give them the tools and the knowledge to further their individual interest in the field. Upon completion of this minor, the student will be able to pick from a variety of career opportunities such as performance, teaching, choreography, production, and studio or have it apply to their major. Eighteen credits are required for completion of the dance minor with a minimum of 6 credits at the 400 level.

Entrance into the Dance Minor will be based on an audition at the beginning of every fall semester. The audition will consist of a Ballet Barre and combinations in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Ability to pick up and execute technique and combinations is essential. A grade of C or better is required in all courses required in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


DANCE 301(2) (Sem: 3-6)
DANCE 484(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 2 credits from DANCE 231(1), DANCE 232(1), DANCE 331(1), DANCE 332(1), DANCE 431(1), DANCE 432(1) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 2 credits from DANCE 261(1), DANCE 262(1), DANCE 361(1), DANCE 362(1), DANCE 461(1), DANCE 462(1) (Sem: 1-4)
(These courses may not double count for other dance minor requirements.)
Select 4 credits from the following courses:
DANCE 231(1), DANCE 232(1), DANCE 241(1), DANCE 242(1) (Sem: 1-4)
DANCE 251(1), DANCE 252(1), DANCE 261(1), DANCE 262(1) (Sem: 1-4)
DANCE 331(1), DANCE 332(1), DANCE 341(1), DANCE 342(1), DANCE 351(1), DANCE 352(1), DANCE 361(1), DANCE 362(1) (Sem: 1-6)
DANCE 431(1), DANCE 432(1), DANCE 441(1), DANCE 442(1) (Sem: 5-8)
DANCE 451(1), DANCE 452(1), DANCE 461(1), DANCE 462(1) (Sem: 5-8)
(All dance minors are required to demonstrate proficiency at beginning level technique courses before selecting the intermediate or advanced level courses.)
Select 2 credits from:
DANCE 381(1), DANCE 382(1) (Sem: 1-8)
DANCE 480(1), DANCE 485(1) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 3 credits from:
DANCE 280(1), DANCE 281(1), DANCE 296(1-18), DANCE 297(1-9), DANCE 380(2), DANCE 385(2) (Sem: 1-6)
THEA 100 GA(3), THEA 102 GA(3), THEA 114(3), THEA 146(2), THEA 150(3), THEA 189(1-6), THEA 208 GA;GI(3) (Sem: 1-8)
DANCE 270 GHA(3), DANCE 482(3), DANCE 496(1-18), DANCE 497(1-9), THEA 408(3) (Sem: 5-8)

The Pennsylvania State University � 2001


The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

This electronic Undergraduate Bulletin is a version of the official bulletin of The Pennsylvania State University. It is suggested that users refer to this electronic bulletin when seeking the latest information about the University's academic programs and courses. Printed versions of the Bulletin are also official copies of the programs, courses, and policies in effect at the time of printing. Programmatic expectations for general education are those in effect at the time of admission to degree candidacy, and college and major requirements are those in effect at the time of entry to college and major. These are accurately indicated in each student's degree audit.


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-03-002

Review Date: 2/11/03




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