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 288

Choreographing Politics

Instructor
Chapman

In this course, we will consider the ways in which dance and performance scholarship examines the politics of performance. Looking at particular dance forms and choreographic compositions as case studies, we will scrutinize how dance has been exercised…

DAN 284

Dancing Diasporas

Instructor
Chapman

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 252

History, Memory,Perf, Place

Instructor
Chapman

How might engagement at the intersections of history, memory, performance and place support contending with the racist and exclusionary legacies that pervade Davidson's campus? How do the practice and theory of performance help us understand the unfinished business…