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Dance Performance Minor (PESPH)

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Program Director
Therese Young

The dance performance minor is an interdisciplinary minor administered jointly by the dance and theatre arts faculty designed for students who wish to broaden their academic background and receive a well-rounded dance education, thus preparing them in the area of dance performance in a wide variety of settings. Students will develop competencies in choreography, rhythmic concepts, and dance production.  

Requirement: Minimum of one year active membership in Orchesis Dance Company and PED 112.


Required Courses

  • PED 102 - Modern Dance II - Credits: (2)
  • PED 103 - Modern Dance III - Credits: (2)
  • PED 112 - Dance Rehearsal and Performance - Credits: (1)
  • PED 142 - Jazz Dance II - Credits: (1)
  • PED 143 - Jazz Dance III - Credits: (1)
  • PED 161 - Cultural History of Dance - Credits: (4)
  • PED 204 - Ballet II (Level 1) - Credits: (2)
  • PED 205 - Ballet II (Level 2) - Credits: (2)
  • PED 206 - Ballet II (Level 3) - Credits: (2)
  • PED 211 - Music for Dance - Rhythms and Resources - Credits: (2)
  • PED 301 - Choreography - Credits: (3)
  • PED 302 - Dance Production - Credits: (3)
    OR
  • TH 301 - Production Application - Credits: (3)

  • Choose any of the following for a minimum of 10 credits:

  • PED 116 - Beginning Folk Dance - Credits: (1)
  • PED 121 - Tap Dance I - Credits: (1)
  • PED 122 - Tap Dance II - Credits: (1)
  • PED 135 - Ballroom Dance I - Credits: (1)
  • PED 136 - Ballroom Dance II - Credits: (1)
  • PED 138 - Swing Dance I - Credits: (1)
  • PED 139 - Swing Dance II - Credits: (1)
  • TH 252 - Stage Dance - Credits: (2)
  • TH 353 - Stage Properties - Credits: (3)

Core Total Credits: 37



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