Minor Program

To earn a minor in Dance, a student must complete 25 credits of coursework in the Dance Program. Students who have earned 45 credits at the University of Washington, declared a major, and who have completed any one of the Dance program courses listed below may declare a minor in Dance. Students wanting to declare the Dance Minor must file the paperwork with their major adviser.

Dance Advising can answer questions about the courses needed to complete the minor, but the paperwork to declare the minor must be done with the student¹s major adviser.

Academic Coursework (10 credits)

  • Dance 100: Understanding Dance (5 credits)
  • Dance 101: Dance and the American Experience (5 credits)
  • Dance 166: Dance Composition I (5 credits)
  • Dance 234: World Dance and Culture (3-)5 credits
  • Dance 235: Integrated Dance: Training and Composition (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)
  • Dance 271: Dance Production Crew (1-3 credits)
  • Dance 290: Forces and Figures in American Jazz Dance (3 credits)
  • Dance 336: Integrated Dance: History, Methodology and Praxis (3 credits)
  • Dance 344: Early Dance History (5 credits)
  • Dance 345: Late 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 490: Special Studies (3 credits)
  • Dance 493: Anatomy for Dance (5 credits)
  • Dance 494: Teaching Methodologies (5 credits)

Dance Technique Coursework (15 credits):

  • Dance 102, 103: Intro to Dance (2-5 credits)
  • Dance 104, 105, 106: Modern Technique I (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 107, 108, 109: Ballet Technique I (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 110, 111, 112: Jazz Technique I (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 201, 202, 203: Ballet Technique II (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 204, 205, 206: Modern Technique II (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 210, 211, 212: Jazz Technique II (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 231, 236-239, 241: Folk and Social Dance Forms (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 230, 232, 233: Alternative Movement Studies (1-3 credits)
  • Dance 301, 302, 303: Ballet Technique III (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 304, 305, 306: Modern Technique III (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 310, 311, 312: Jazz Technique III (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 401, 402, 403: Ballet Technique IV (2-3 credits)
  • Dance 404, 405, 406: Modern Technique IV (2-3 credits)

Total Dance Program Coursework To Complete The Dance Minor: 25 Credits