At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for a minor may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the minor. Students may not change from a campus that offers their major to a campus that does not offer their major for the purpose of completing a minor.
The Dance Studies Minor is designed for students interested in furthering their study and exploration of the many areas of dance. Students will explore the creative process of dance as it relates directly to technique and performance. Students have the opportunity to perform with the Ivyside Dance Ensemble, perform in faculty choreography, choreograph for productions, and attend national festivals. The Dance Studies Minor allows students to further enhance their dance study and prepares them for graduate study and a variety of career options.
What is Dance Studies?
Dance Studies explores the world of dance as it relates to human movement, expression, communication and performance. You will gain new perspectives, develop the knowledge and skills to express yourself as a dance artist, and apply this through many performance opportunities.
You Might Like This Program If...
You are interested in further developing your dance technique. You are interested in human movement as a form of expression and communication. You are interested in exploring dance artistry, including improvisation and choreography. You just want to keep dancing!
|Requirements for the Minor||21|
Twenty-one credits are required for completion of the minor with a minimum of 9 credits at the 400 level.
Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|DANCE 270||Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals||3|
|DANCE 365||Contemporary Movement Lab I||3|
|DANCE 366||Contemporary Movement Lab II||3|
|DANCE 466||Contemporary Movement Lab III||3|
|DANCE 472||Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis||3|
|DANCE 410||Dance History||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select two of the following:||3|
|Beginning Modern Dance I|
(All Dance Studies minor students are required to demonstrate proficiency at beginning level technique courses before placement in the intermediate or advanced courses.)
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Associate Teaching Professor, Program Coordinator, Integrative Arts and Dance Minor
Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts 127
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
The Dance Studies minor helps prepare you for postgraduate study in Dance, Dance Therapy, Performance Theory, and Movement Analysis. You will also be prepared to utilize and teach dance movement in various settings; studios, community and art centers, performance venues.
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