Dance Minor

Iowa State Dance offers dancers a unique opportunity to discover, develop, and display their dance talents. Iowa State Dance operates with an open door policy allowing all students to participate in the art of dance, as well as create a diverse and eclectic population of dancers, allowing them to develop skills useful in their careers and life situations. Dance opportunities include participation in an academic or extracurricular setting. The 19 credits required of the dance minor are completed by taking 15 credits of required and 4 credits of supportive courses.

Required courses

Dance 220 Modern Dance Compositions 2 credits Fall
Dance 222/223 Modern Dance II 1 credit Fall
Dance 270 Dance Appreciation 3 credits Fall, spring
Dance 320 Sound and Movement 3 credits Alt. spring
Dance 360 History and Philosophy of Dance 3 credits Alt. spring
Dance 384 Teaching Children’s Dance 2 credits Spring
Dance 385 Methods of Teaching Dance 2 credits Fall

Supportive courses

Supportive courses consist of four additional credits selected from dance courses numbered 200 or above.

Dance 232 Ballet II 1 credit Fall
Dance 233 Ballet III 1 credit Spring
Dance 242 Jazz II 1 credit Fall
Dance 243 Jazz III 1 credit Spring
Dance 224 Concert & Dance Theater 1 credit Fall, spring
Dance 370 Advanced Studies in Dance 1-6 credit(s) Fall, spring
Dance 386 Teaching Dance Technique and Composition 2 credits Fall, spring
Dance 490 Independent Study 1-3 credit(s) Fall, spring

Recommended

Participation in Orchesis I, II and/or Iowa State Dance Tour Company is recommended. Check out the dance groups page for more information.