Feb 26, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog

Dance Minor

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Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine and Performing Arts

31-34 credits


In the course of their Dance studies, students will explore a physical and intellectual understanding of the language of movement. Kinesthetic and intellectual learning are combined to develop in student’s self-awareness and collaborative cooperation.

Why Consider a Dance Minor?

The Dance Minor is designed to give students with a general interest in Dance a fundamental background in technique, functional alignment, and dance history. Contemporary technique is emphasized and there are diverse options for the elective choices within the Minor. Dance minors cultivate multiple skills that are essential in all fields, including self-discipline, collaboration, patience and problem-solving.

 Contact Information

Department Chair
Beth Leonard
Performing Arts 395B

Minor Information:
Cher Carnell
Commissary 113C

 Sample Careers

Professional Dancer | Choreographer | Dance Therapist | Arts Management | Dance Educator | Dance Notation

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Students must have a Contemporary placement of Level One or above. To arrange for a technique level placement and to declare the Dance Minor please contact Cher Carnell, Director of Dance, Cher.Carnell@wwu.edu, 360-650-3893, CM 113C.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

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