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Department of Theatre

The Minor

Dance Minor

The program requires 15 credit hours which encompass nine mandatory credits in technique, anatomy, dance history, composition and performance, five additional credits in different dance style technique classes, and one credit in a fitness class.

All students, regardless of their individual majors, are eligible to declare a Dance Minor. Even students who are not inclined to make dance their profession will find their passion for the art can be satisfied throughout their college experience by participating as a Dance Minor student. The Minor will serve the entire university population and strive to provide students with comprehensive experiences that will enrich their skills and knowledge of dance. Opportunities to perform at community and regional events, as well as the formation of a CSU dance ensemble company and dance club will cultivate many lasting friendships.

CURRICULUM

FUNDAMENTALS OF DANCE:An introductory dance class that focuses on ballet, modern and jazz basics.

ANATOMY OF DANCE: Anatomy as it applies to dance techniques to develop an individualized conditioning program.

DANCE COMPOSITION: The exploration of compositional theories of dance through movement techniques and choreography.

DANCE HISTORY: A broad survey of dance history with emphasis on the impact of dance on society from primitive times to the present.

DANCE PERFORMANCE: Performance in annual dance concert.

TAP: Three levels of tap technique.

JAZZ: Three levels of jazz technique.

BALLET: Three levels of ballet technique.

MODERN: Three levels of modern technique.

THEATRE DANCE STYLES: Two levels of theatre dance styles

BALLROOM: An introduction to Waltz, Fox Trot, Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue

PILATES: Physical conditioning to develop strength, flexibility and balance.

YOGA: A practice that uses specific body positioning and breathing exercises for a healthy lifestyle.

ZUMBA: An introduction to the Latin-based aerobic exercise class.