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 284

Dancing Diaspora


Black Dance Matters. Drawing on scholarship about performance in the African diaspora, this course examines how Black aesthetics, cultural identities, and political movements have shaped-and been shaped by-performance culture in the United States. Exploring entertainment and concert dance…

DAN 101

Introduction to Dance


This course serves as an introduction to major concepts and issues in the study of dance, with a focus on exploring dance as a meaning making practice. Examining the cultural, historical, and artistic conditions of various forms, we…