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Dance Minor

A minor in Dance requires six courses, at least four of which must be taken in residence at Davidson College, including Dance 101, Dance 240, Dance 260, and Dance 340; at least one course from Dance 282 or Dance 284; and one additional elective above the 200 level.

In addition to other dance courses, the elective may be taken outside the department, from the selected list below:

  • MUS 233 - American Musical Theatre
  • MUS 261 - Introduction to Composition
  • THE 335 - Fundamentals of Stage Design

Minors are encouraged to enhance their study at summer dance festivals and intensive workshops offered for course credit through a university approved by Davidson College for transfer credit. With departmental approval, students may count (up to two of) those courses toward the minor. 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.

Structure of the Minor

One Introductory Course

  • DAN 101 - Introduction to Dance

Two Technique Classes at 200/300 level

  • DAN 240 - Modern Dance Technique I
  • DAN 340 - Modern Dance Technique II

One History/Theory Class

  • DAN 282 - Dance, Gender, & Sexuality
  • DAN 284 - Dancing Diaspora: The African-American Theatrical Dance Tradition

One Composition/Performance

  • DAN 260 - Dance Composition I

One Elective

  • Additional Dance Course, including independent study
  • Summer Study or Abroad, in consultation with the Dance Department
  • Or Selected Course outside of the Dance Department