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Are you interested in dance? Want to challenge yourself and enhance your physical and mental self-awareness and self-control? Want to perform while staying fit at the same time? Then you may want to consider a minor in dance.
You can declare a minor in dance to complement a major in any other area of study. 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.
A student who decides to declare the dance minor must do so through either a member of the dance faculty, the coordinator of Dance and Music, 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:
|FA 1000||Introduction to Fine Arts||3|
|DANC____||Dance electives at the 1000-level or above||6|
|DANC____||Dance electives at the 2000-level or above||9|
Annual Dance Performance
Happening every Spring semester, Curry Dances is a fully produced dance concert open to all students. Students who wish to perform, or dance in the work of invited guest artists, enroll in Dance Performance in the Spring semester. Students who wish to choreograph enroll in Introduction to Choreography in the Fall, and Dance Performance in the Spring.
Contact the Fine Arts Department:
Kennedy Building, Room 3R
Students from the Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts/Dance Program and Assistant Professor Christine Bennett recently attended an Aerial Dance master class at Boston University. The class teaches dancers how to climb, swing, drop, flip, spin, and perform using aerial silk material suspended from the rafters. When done correctly, dancers give the illusion that they are flying and dancing in midair. View Photos
Students and faculty from the Dance program had the opportunity to join 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. Read more...