Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Theatre

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Dance

The Minor in Dance, which is administered by the Department of Theatre, offers a unique opportunity for students to study dance and its practical applications. The minor consists of technique-based courses designed to provide a wide variety of skills in conjunction with practical leadership within the discipline. The Minor in Dance prepares students for careers that are directly related to dance while affording opportunities to expand creative, collaborative and interpersonal communication skills that will prove useful in many professional areas.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.  

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Theatre.

Requirements for the Minor in Dance

Complete 16 credits from the following:
1. A minimum of 12 credits from the following courses, including reenrollments:
DAN 251 Introduction Dance 2
DAN 351 Dance Technique I 2
DAN 352 Dance Technique II 2
DAN 451 Dance Technique III 2
DAN 452 Dance Technique IV 2
2. Both of the following courses (4 credits):
DAN 300 Dance Practicum 1
DAN 354 Dance Choreography 3
Additional movement-focused courses, especially in theatre, including indepedent study as applicable, may be substituted as approved by the academic advisor.