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2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
    
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Dance Minor


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

26-34 credits

Introduction

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
360-650-3789
Pam.Kuntz@wwu.edu

Director of Dance
Susan Haines
Commissary 109
360-650-6318
Susan.Haines@wwu.edu

Program Coordinator
Kevin Harris
Performing Arts 395
360-650-3876
harri218@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

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

 Major/Career Resources

careercenter.wwu.edu/connectmajorcareer

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

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.

Requirements


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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