The Dance Minor at Davidson

A minor in dance provides students with a range of experiences that encourage creative exploration and critical thinking.

Minors are encouraged to enhance their study at summer dance festivals and intensive workshops. Dance classes are often enhanced by attendance at and participation in the dance performances and opportunities offered in the college and local communities. Dance minors should expect to actively participate in these co-curricular activities.

Courses You Might Take

DAN 282

Dance, Gender & Sexuality


Through a transhistorical study of a various styles and forms, this lecture/discussion class examines a variety of issues around gender and sexuality illuminated in the staging, performance, and practice of dance. Understanding dance as a focused site…

DAN 342

Haitian Dance Technique II


This course is designed as the second step in the Haitian Dance Technique sequence, or for students with prior training in African diasporic dance forms. Building on prior engagement, DAN342 emphasizes further development of skills in movement execution…

DAN 240

Modern Dance Technique I


Emerging at the turn of the twentieth century, modern dance encourages the development of physical capacities for creative expression. Focusing on proper alignment, body mechanics, and anatomical efficiency, this course introduces the basic principles and technical components involved…