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Students in the Dance minor at Curry College perform on stage in the Keith AuditoriumAre you the kind of person who learns by moving?  Do you want to merge scholarship with creativity and expressiveness?  Then you should consider the Dance minor at Curry College.

You can declare a minor in dance to complement a major in any other area of study.  All dance courses also satisfy General Education requirements at Curry.  The combination of a dance minor with a major in community health and wellness, psychology, visual arts, or business management, for example, may lead to graduate study and/or careers in such fields as dance/health education, expressive therapies, or arts administration. A minor in dance may also enhance the preparation and competitiveness of students enrolled in the educator licensure majors.

Course Requirements and Information

A student who decides to declare the dance minor must do so through either a member of the dance faculty, the coordinator of Dance, or the chairperson of Fine and Applied Arts.

The dance faculty works with the student to plan a sequence of courses most appropriate to individual background and goals. All dance courses may be repeated for additional credit.

In addition to the requirements listed below, the faculty encourages dance minors to elect an inter-area field experience that applies knowledge of dance in a field placement appropriate to the student's major.

Dance Minor Requirements:

DANC____ or
FA______
Electives at the 1000-level or above
(choose from the list below)
6
DANC____ Dance electives at the 2000-level or above 9
Total 15


Available Electives (with General Education designations):

  • FA 1000 -  Introduction to Fine Arts (Humanities)
  • FA 1500 - Arts Immersion (Arts)
  • DANC 1010 - Introduction to Ballet (Wellness / Arts)
  • DANC 1200 - The Language of Movement (Wellness)
  • DANC 1302, 2302, 3302 - Private Instruction in Ballet (Arts )
  • DANC 2030 - Modern Dance (Wellness / Arts)
  • DANC 2050 - Ballet I (Wellness / Arts)
  • DANC 2080 - Ballet II (Wellness / Arts)
  • DANC 2100 - Introduction to Choreography (Arts)
  • DANC 2300 - World Dance History (Humanities / Global / ILE)
  • DANC 2470 - Dance Performance (Active Learning / Arts)
  • DANC 4050 - Independent Studio: Dance
Dance students were featured in the recent annual multidisciplinary performance, "The Well,"

Annual Performances

Dance students were featured in the recent annual multidisciplinary performance, "The Well," along with students from the private music instruction program and Sing! Vocalists.

Dance students are pictured performing in a dress rehearsal for "Beyond Borders," featuring student dancers AND choreographers.

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Dance students are pictured performing in a dress rehearsal for "Beyond Borders," featuring student dancers AND choreographers.

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Aerial Dance

Students and faculty regularly attend Aerial Dance master classes in Boston. When done correctly, dancers give the illusion that they are flying and dancing in midair.

Students and faculty regularly attend Aerial Dance master classes in Boston.

Aerial Dance

Students and faculty regularly attend Aerial Dance master classes in Boston. The class teaches dancers how to climb, swing, drop, flip, spin, and perform using aerial silk material suspended from the rafters of the gym.

Dance program students and faculty joined 350 dancers from New England colleges at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) conference at Springfield College.

Perform, Present, Teach

Dance program students and faculty joined 350 dancers from New England colleges at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) conference at Springfield College. Curry Students attended performances, discussions, took classes in over ten different cultural and concert dance forms and even presented their own work.

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At the heart of Curry College's undergraduate curriculum is our General Education (Gen Ed) Program. Gen Ed is based on our belief in the power and potential of the liberal arts.

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