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The Department of Dance at The College at Brockport comprises artists, scholars, and educators who train dancers on the graduate and undergraduate level for a wide variety of careers in the arts as choreographers, performers, teachers, scholars, and leaders in the dance field. The students in the department’s highly selective degree programs excel not only in the studio and on stage, but also as critical thinkers, writers and teachers.

The department has some of the best dance facilities in the country, including its own fully equipped proscenium dance theater, a large-space studio theater, five studios, a body-conditioning lab, health pool, costume and scene shops, and computerized music and design studios. Faculty and professional staff are nationally and internationally recognized in their areas of expertise and are leaders in professional organizations such as CORD, NASD and NDEO.

Undergraduates with a strong foundation of dance training are invited to participate in the program by auditioning to enroll as dance majors or minors in the BA or BS programs, and are eligible to apply to the BFA program in the second semester. Additionally, the department offers three graduate degrees and serves a large number of students through courses that fulfill General Education requirements.

Admission to the Program

All students wishing to minor in dance must pass a department audition. Three auditions are scheduled each year.

The department also offers many nonmajor dance courses which are open to students in all degree programs - no audition is required for this option.

Note to transfer students: Transfer credits in dance are usually accepted as dance electives. A maximum of 9 credits may be transferred into the dance minor.

Program Requirements

The minor in dance requires 18 credits (out of 120) in dance and offers introductory study in dance technique, choreography, history and education. Up to 36 additional elective dance credits may be taken to meet graduation requirements.  Students who take these additional elective credits may be interested in the dance major.

Dance minors are interested in combining a minor in dance with a major in any number of other areas selected from among the College’s majors. Dance minor requirements can be completed during two academic years.

Grades of "C" or higher are required in all 18 required dance credits.

The minor consists of 18 credits of dance coursework.

Required Courses

  • DNS205 Modern Dance Technique I
  • DNS245 Modern Dance Technique II

The remaining credits for the minor are selected with departmental advisement.

Total Number of Credits: 18