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Deepen Your Knowledge of Dance

Gain the benefits of UNC’s highly regarded College of Performing and Visual Arts while complementing your chosen major with a dance minor. You’ll study dance technique in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and choreography, with focus on scientific and artistic movement principles.

Minor Option

Minor in Dance 

Take 24 to 25 credits, with seven required courses in dance. You’ll choose from additional dance and theatre classes to deepen your study. The Dance minor can be selected by students in conjunction with most other majors at the University. Approval by the major program is required for this minor. To teach in public schools, licensure must be obtained through the appropriate major. Suggested combinations of programs of study for public school teacher licensure are a Dance Minor with a Theatre Arts Education major or a Dance Minor plus a Physical Education major. There is currently no public school licensure for dance in Colorado’s public schools.

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Your Future in Dance 

Add a minor to your degree that allows you to go on to work in education, recreation, dance therapy or teaching in private studios.

Consider UNC’s Minor in Dance if you want to:

Pursue pre-professional training in order to pursue a career in professional theatre, teach in theatre arts. You’ll experience rigorous academics in the classroom along with a wide variety of performance opportunities alongside nationally recognized guest artists.

You’ll learn:

  • Dance technique
  • Scientific and artistic movement principles
  • Choreography
  • Production

Sample courses:

  • Choreography and Improvisation
  • Dance Production in High School and College
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Jazz
  • Musical Theatre Dance

Dance Spotlight

Take an up-close, onstage look at UNC’s dance program.

Beyond the Classroom

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in UNC’s annual mainstage dance concert and two student showcase productions each year. Faculty and guest artists choreograph pieces for UNC mainstage productions. Guests have included Leonard Crowfoot, Tony Coppola, Mark E. Gomez, Judy Bejarano, Kim Robards, Scott Wells, Nicholas Ross, David Marchant, Becky Dyer, Molly Faulkner, and Gregory Gonzales.

Where can your minor take you?

Students trained by UNC faculty are currently working as professionals in productions throughout the United States, including professional dance companies, Broadway shows, and touring shows. Others teach in public schools, recreation departments, private studios, and universities or colleges. Still others have pursued graduate work in dance and dance therapy, or have taken additional training in dance conditioning, massage therapy, and as physical therapists or physical therapy assistants.

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