Dance Minor

As a Dance minor, you will learn about the different styles of dance and dancing in musical theater.

You will learn about the different technical and athletic skills that are involved in dance and their importance. You will also be challenged to explore the many different styles of dance as well as learn about the different techniques and theories integrated into the subject.

You will be expected to study and practice techniques in and outside of the classroom as you are introduced to many different styles of dance, such as ballet, jazz, modern, and tap.

Stage Production and Dance Performance give students the chance to perform in front of a group and display their growth.

Benefits of a Dance Minor

  • Expand your knowledge of dance through different styles
  • Explore special topics within dance and example different styles

Dance Minor Requirements

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

The Dance Minor is offered by the Theater Arts Department.

Complete the following courses (18 cr):

Complete these 5 courses (15 cr):

Code Course Credits

DAN 1040

Introductory Dance Workshop

Introductory level workshop in specific dance techniques or styles such as ballet, jazz, modern or tap.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Offered on an as needed basis

3

DAN 2140

Intermediate Dance Workshop

Intermediate level workshop in specific dance techniques or styles such as ballet, jazz, modern or tap.

Prerequisite: DAN 1040 or permission of department or instructor.

Offered on an as needed basis

3

DAN 2730

Special Topics in Dance

An in-depth examination of specific dance styles. Exact course descriptions will be provided prior to each registration period. May be taken up to two times for department credit.

Spring

3

DAN 3040

Hip Hop

From DJ Kool Herc to Rennie Harris, Hip-Hop Dance studies the origins and evolution of hip hop fundamentals while learning and creating choreography through studio experience, research, in-class discussions and performance.

Spring, odd years

3

DAN 3133

Dance for Musical Theater

An in-depth workshop course in dance and movement specific to musical theater.

Periodically

3

And complete a total of 3 credits from these courses (3 cr):

Code Course Credits

THA 1001

Stage Production

(repeatable for credit)

Students participate in department productions, either as actors or in a technical capacity. Evaluation is based on the hours spent on production, the quality of the performance, the seriousness of purpose and, quality of participation. This course is repeatable for credit.

Fee Fee $15.

Every semester

1

DAN 1110

Dance Performance

(repeatable for credit)

Students participate in the development and implementation of public dance performances. This course is repeatable for credit.

Spring

1

(Total credits required for the minor: 18)