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Dance Minor

Moravian College'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 001 or DANC 011 (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 150.1 African Dance
      DANC 155.1 Historical Dance
      DANC 160.1 Improvisation
  • 1 unit Elective selected with the approval of a dance advisor -
    Electives can include Special Topics lecture course - "Dance in World Cultures" at Moravian College or "Dance Kinesiology" taken at one of the LVAIC institutions

To inquire or declare a Dance Minor - please email Music Department Chair, Neil Wetzel at wetzeln@moravian.edu and Dance Company Artistic Director, Lisa Busfield at busfieldl@moravian.edu


For dancers interested in Tap

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