Contact Information for Dance Minor Advisors:
Judith Chaffee, 617-353-3390 (CFA Students);
Micki Taylor-Pinney, 617-353-1597 (non-CFA Students)
(Dancers perform in a structured improvisation during the residency with guest artist Claire Porter Oct. 07)
Photo credit: Bill Parsons/Maximal Image
The Dance Minor is offered through the partnership of the School of Theater, College of Fine Arts and the Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (PERD). The Dance Minor at Boston University is designed to enhance
a student's preparedness for a number of multi-disciplinary
fields including dance ethnology, dance history, movement
therapy, musical theater, movement education, and arts administration.
For those who wish to pursue dance performance or choreography
as a career, or who wish to apply to graduate programs in
dance, the Dance Minor will serve as verification of their
skill level and commitment to this field of study.
Presently the minor is available to all undergraduate students.
In order to petition for the Minor in Dance, students will
be required to complete 20 credits in dance
theory, studio, and performance classes.
The three required Dance Theory classes are:
Century Dance History*, CFA TH 139 (fall semester)
- Aesthetic and Philosophy of Dance, CFA TH 239 (spring semester)
of Choreography*, CFA TH 334 (spring semester), or Choreography and Design, CFA TH 433 (fall semester)
*Can be taken as a directed study with Micki Taylor-Pinney, by arrangement.
Students are required to take a minimum of one semester in
four of the following:
Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Movement Improvisation. Two of these genres must be at the intermediate
level or higher.
will also take 6 elective movement or music-related courses in PERD and in the
College of Fine Arts. There are over thirty dance technique
classes offered in PERD and select movement courses in the
School of Theatre from which to choose. There are also elective courses that can be taken in Sargent College, the School of Education, and the College of Arts and Sciences which can be applied towards the Dance Minor. Download the Dance Minor Curriculum PDF below for a full list of elective courses.
Students are required to take four semesters of a Performance
and Repertory class, PDP DA 400 or CFA TH 337 or 447, concentrating
on performance or choreography (by permission).
The Dance Minor is declared in the Senior Year and is recorded
on the student's transcript but does
not appear on the School or College diploma.
To Register for PDP DA sections as a dance minor, students must email firstname.lastname@example.org with name, U#, and course numbers.
If you are interested in the Dance Minor at BU contact Micki at email@example.com.
Click here for more information about the Dance Minor and view the Fall 2013 Dance Minor Info Session dates.
Dance Minor Intent Form: This form is required as soon as student declares intent to minor. Requires signatures from one of the dance advisors, Jim Petosa, the Theatre Chair, and Ilana Brownstein, CFA minor coordinator.
Dance Minor Curriculum