Minor Program

To earn a minor in Dance, a student must complete 25 credits of coursework in the Dance Department. 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 240*: Street & Club 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)
  • 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 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):

* classes can count as either academic or technique

++space for minors limited, based on major demand-contact advisor for more information

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