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Whether you’re working toward your dream of performing on stage, improving your health, or learning the history of dance and artistic movement, Missouri Western’s minor in dance is a valuable program.

Our dance minor focuses on giving introduction to concert dance movement, consisting of ballet, modern and jazz. The introductory combination reaches students from all backgrounds, helping them move and be aware of their position on stage. The dance program works hand in hand with the music department and adds support to our musical theatre productions.

Dance Minor

Minor Requirements
DAN 110Tap Dance I2
or DAN 210 Tap Dance II
DAN 111Jazz Dance I2
or DAN 211 Jazz Dance II
DAN 112Modern Dance I2
or DAN 212 Modern Dance II
DAN 114Ballet2
DAN 120Dance Performance1
DAN 214Dance History3
DAN 310Dance Improvisation2
DAN 312Dance Choreography2
Select five credit hours from the following: 15
Beginning Dance
Tap Dance I
Tap Dance II
Jazz Dance I
Jazz Dance II
Modern Dance I
Modern Dance II
Dance Performance
Total Credit Hours21

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.
Are you ready to declare this major or minor? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Theatre, Cinema, and Dance Department.