Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Dance: Performance, Minor

The Dance Performance Minor enhances knowledge and execution of dance technique and performance. Studio practice classes in Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Ballet, Improvisation, Repertory, and Dances of Selected Cultures, among others, will prepare the student with a foundation of technical and creative tools needed to succeed in Musical Theatre and other areas. This minor is open to any student interested in furthering their technical and performance level in dance, and is particularly popular among BFA students in Musical Theatre. Graduates with this minor may pursue careers in Musical Theatre and other performance opportunities, dance studio teaching, and dance in the community. An audition is required for acceptance to the Dance Performance Minor. 

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Dance: Performance, Minor Program Page

Dance Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.00 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 3 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Core Requirements
DANC 130Dance: Art and Culture3
DANC 125Experiencing Dance: Techniques and Styles3
DANC 224Improvisation3
DANC 305Society and Social Dance3
Select eight credits from the following:8
Modern Dance Technique: Level II
Ballet II
Jazz Dance II
Dances of Selected Cultures
Modern Dance Technique: Level III
Ballet III
Jazz Dance III
Jazz Dance IV
Dance Rehearsal and Production
Total Hours20

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Fall 2020
Revision date: 11.22.2022
UCC 09.21.2021