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Minor in Dance

Declaring a Minor in Dance

Students in good academic standing may declare the minor at any time by meeting with their major adviser. Please see Undergraduate Advising’s Minor page for additional considerations about earning a minor.

Minor Requirements 

To declare a minor in Dance, students must have

  • Earned 45 credits at the University of Washington
  • Declared a major
  • Completed any one of the Dance Department courses listed below 
  • Completed paperwork with their major adviser

To earn a minor in Dance, a student must complete 25 credits of course work in the Dance Department. 

Academic Coursework (10 credits)

  • Dance 100 Δ: Understanding Dance (5 credits)
  • Dance 101 Δ: Dance and the American Experience (5 credits)
  • Dance 166/266/366++: Dance Composition I/II/III (5 credits)
  • Dance 234*: World Dance and Culture (3-5 credits)
  • Dance 240*: Street & Club Dance Styles (3 credits)
  • Dance 242: Music for Dance (3 credits)
  • Dance 250: Cross-Cultural Dance Studies (5 credits) 
  • Dance 251++: Creative Process (5 credits)
  • Dance 270: Dance Performance Activities (1-3 credits) See here for more information about production.
  • Dance 344: Early Dance History (5 credits)
  • Dance 345: Contemporary Dance History (5 credits)
  • Dance 350 : Dance Ethnography (3 credits)
  • Dance 410: Chamber Dance Production(3 credits)
  • Dance 414: Dance Research Symposium (1 credits)
  • Dance 420 : Dance Aesthetics (3 credits)
  • Dance 480: Career Explorations for Dance Majors (3 credits)
  • Dance 490: Special Studies (3 credits)
  • Dance 493: Anatomy for Dance (5 credits)
  • Dance 494: Teaching Methodologies (5 credits)

Dance Technique Coursework (15 credits):

Δ online course
* classes can count as either academic or technique
¶ offered every other year 
++space for minors limited, based on major demand-contact advisor for more information

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