Dance Minor

The Dance minor is offered through the partnership of the School of Theatre and the Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (PERD). The minor consists of 20 total credits, 10 in required courses, 4 in required dance technique, and 6 in elective courses.

Dance Minor Curriculum

Required Courses: 10.0 Credits
  • CFA TH 485 (Choreography and Design: Movement and Light) or CFA TH 541 (Directed Study in Composition) 2.0 credits
  • CFA TH 139/PDP DA 139 (20th Century Dance History) 2.0 credits
  • CFA TH 239/PDP DA 239 (Aesthetics of Dance) 2.0 credits
  • CFA TH 337, 348, 447, or 448/PDP DA 400 (Performance and Repertory) – 1 credit per semester 4.0 credit
Dance Technique Courses: 4.0 Credits
  • CFA TH/PDP DA (Minimum 4 genres of dance technique, 2 at any level, 2 at intermediate or advanced level) 4.0 credits
  • Choose From: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Dance Improv (1 credit per course)
Elective Courses: Minimum 6.0 Credits Total
  • PDP DA Dance (Additional Technique Classes) 0.5 or 1.0 credits each
  • CFA FA 510 (Arts Leaders Forum) 4.0 credits
  • CFA FA 520 (Career Development for Artists) 4.0 credits
  • PDP MA Martial Arts (Tai Chi or other Martial Arts) 1.0 credits
  • PDP MB Mind/Body (Yoga and Zen Meditation) 1.0 credits
  • PDP NT (Nutrition) 1.0 credits
  • CFA MT 101 (Music Theory) 3.0 credits
  • CFA MU 111 (Elements of Music Theory 1) 4.0 credits
  • CFA MU 112 (Elements of Music Theory 2) 4.0 credits
  • CFA MU 119 or 120 (Music Appreciation) 2.0 credits
  • MET AR 650 (Writing for the Arts) 4.0 credits
  • MET AR 766 (Arts & Community) 4.0 credits
  • SAR HS 342 (Exercise Physiology) 4.0 credits
  • SAR HS 369 (Gross Human Anatomy) 4.0 credits
  • SAR PE 103 (Intro to Human Movement) 3.0 credits
  • SED PE 211 (Movement Education: Early Childhood to Adolescence) 2.0 credits
  • SED PE 506 (Motor Development) 4.0 credits
  • SED PE 507 (Structure and Function of the Human Body for Educators) 2.0 credits
  • Most SOT studio courses in Movement and Movement for nonmajors, History of Theatre, and Design/Production also fulfill elective requirements.
Advisors

Yo-EL Cassell and Micki Taylor-Pinney
617-353-3390 (CFA students)
617-353-1597 (non-CFA students)
budance@bu.edu