Skip to main content

Dance Minor


Dance Minor

Moravian's Dance Minor program offers a comprehensive dance curriculum while complementing the student's major in another discipline.

WHY study dance at Moravian?
Dance engages the mind and body while developing
one's artistry and promoting self awareness, critical thinking
and collaborative skills.

The minor in dance provides students a well rounded and in depth introduction to dance as an art form through historical, theoretical, and practical studies. Students will participate in dance performance and creation, and develop technical skills that will deepen their understanding and appreciation for dance.


Dance Minor Requirements 

5 Total Units

Required Courses

  • DANC 110 History of Dance (1 unit)
  • DANC 260 Dance Composition (1 unit)
  • DANC 121 or DANC 120 (M6) Dance Company (¼ unit each, four semesters required totaling 1 unit) - participation in Company is all year long and by audition at the beginning of the Fall semester only with 2 annual performances - See Dance Company tab for further information
  • Choose 4 technique courses from the following (¼ unit each, totaling 1 unit) -
    • DANC 130.1 Ballet I
      DANC 230.1 Ballet II
      DANC 140.1 Modern I
      DANC 240.1 Modern II
      DANC 135.1 Jazz
      DANC 160.1 Improvisation
      DANC 195.1 ST: Tap Dance History, Improv/Composition 
      DANC 196.1 Musical Theatre 
  • 1 unit Elective 
    • DANC 294: Introduction to Dance Science (1 unit) 
    • DANC 250 Hip Hop Dance Cultures (M5) (1 unit) 
    • Independent Study in Tap for 2 semesters with Nicole Hockenberry at dancers request (1 total unit, 2 semesters) 
    • Compile a couple of courses in movement, music or education approved by advisor
      or a 1 unit course from another LVAIC institution approved by advisor

To inquire or declare a Dance Minor - please email Music Department Chair, Neil Wetzel at and Dance Company Artistic Director, Lisa Busfield at

For dancers interested in Tap

Community Tap classes are offered weekly throughout the year for all levels. Classes are free to Moravian students! Please note - tap classes do not count towards the Dance Minor, but can perform in the annual Dancers In Concert performance.