Minor in Dance

The Dance minor at Boston University is a collaboration between the School of Theatre and the Department of Dance. It is designed to enhance a student’s preparedness for a number of multidisciplinary 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.

In order to receive a minor in dance, students will be required to complete 20 credits in dance theory, studio, and performance classes, as agreed upon with the faculty mentor.

Dance minors must register for the XA sections of their PERD dance courses by sending a request to mtaypin@bu.edu. The XA sections are graded. All other sections for PERD courses are pass/fail. Instructors will be grading the non-minor students in their grade books only. The department will keep these records in the event a student is eligible or interested in the dance minor at a later date.

The remaining credits are taken from an approved list of classes, including dance techniques classes, School of Theatre movement classes, and general theatre arts classes.

For additional information, please visit the Dance minor website or email budance@bu.edu.