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Northwestern School of Communication

Minor in Dance

Formalize your love of dance and expression by earning a minor in dance. Whether your primary program of study is education, business, the sciences, or the humanities, the study of dance will give you insight into the nature of performance and expression and its impact on human interactions.

The foundations of our dance program are contemporary modern dance, which includes the vibrant Jump Rhythm Jazz style, along with ballet and tap. Our rich selection of courses allow you to pursue areas of special interest, such as dance history, choreography for music theatre, dance criticism, dance therapy, and dance in education.

Join in the vibrant life of our dance program, express your creative side, and enrich your primary program of study. Training in performance, improvisation, and collaboration develops your ability to create and communicate and help others to do the same.

For policies and advising, see Office of Undergraduate Programs and Advising.

Visit the minor's Academic Catalog listing to see specific requirements, which include: 

  • Students must take and pass 6.68 units of credit, including 4 core courses, 3 specific technique courses (including 1 yearlong sequence) and 1 dance elective. 
  • Additionally, 1 registration in THEATRE Production Laboratory is required for students not majoring in theatre or performance studies.
  • All students are eligible for this minor, as space allows, but admission to the minor is by application. Applications are available in Winter Quarter so that students may begin the minor in Spring Quarter. For more information regarding applications, contact the dance advisor through the Office of Undergraduate Programs and Advising.