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Minor in Dance (DANCEMIN)Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements.


The Minor in Dance combines academic study and dance technique, incorporating courses in dance history and modern dance practice, as well as supporting technique. For the latter, students may choose from a variety of dance styles, including ballet, tap, and jazz.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Required Core.
    1. Core of Dance Techniques. One (1) course:
    2. Introduction to Dance Studies. One (1) course:
  2. Social and Historical Dance and Theatre Studies. One (1) course:
  3. Dance Techniques. Both of the following with at least three (3) credit hours at the 300–499 level:
    1. Modern Dance. Three (3) credit hours:
      • Another modern dance technique course with approval of the department
    2. Dance Technique Electives. Three (3) credit hours:
      • MUS-J 100 Ballet Elective/secondary
  4. Advanced Dance Electives. Three (3) credit hours:
    • SPH-A 387 Management of Dance Injuries
    • Additional Dance Technique course at the 300–499 level
    • Additional course from the Social and Historical Dance and Theatre Studies list above
    • Another THTR course at the 300–499 level with approval of the department
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.