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Dance Minor

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

26-34 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

Dance Program Advisor
Pam Kuntz
Performing Arts 295B

Director of Dance
Susan Haines
Commissary 109

Program Coordinator
Performing Arts 395

 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 Pam Kuntz, Dance Advisor, at Pam.Kuntz@wwu.edu, 360-650-3789, PA 295B.

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.


Course Requirements (9 credits)

Dance Technique (14-21 credits)

❑ Complete 7 courses from the following. Hip-hop and jazz courses are 2 credits each; contemporary and ballet are 3 credits each. Some courses are repeatable for credit.

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