The undergraduate minor in dance requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in University of Iowa Department of Dance courses. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/non pass.

Auditions for Admission to the Minor

An audition is required to be considered for the minor in dance, as well as for placement in dance classes. An online application is required in order to audition; see "Application" under Undergraduate Auditions on the Department of Dance website. Contact the Department of Dance for more information or questions about auditions.

The minor in dance requires the following course work. Students must complete all prerequisites for the courses they choose for the minor.

This course:
DANC:2060/DPA:2060Dance and Society in Global Contexts3
One of these:
DANC:1150/LAS:1150Brazilian Culture and Carnival3
DANC:2050Improvisation I2
DANC:2065Performing Crisis: Dances of Identity, Witness, and Resistance3
DANC:3050/INTM:3050Body/Image: Dance and Media in Discourse and Practice3
Students select the remaining dance courses for the minor from these, to total 15 s.h.:
DANC:1085/DPA:1085Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Dance Techniques2
DANC:3010Topics in Global Dance Techniques2
DANC:3030Major Ballet I3
DANC:3039Partnering Class1
DANC:3040Major Modern Dance I3
DANC:3060Dance History3
DANC:3070Dance Kinesiology3
DANC:3150Choreography I2
DANC:3521/MUS:3521/THTR:3521Acting for Singers and for Dancers2
DANC:3530Major Ballet II1-2
DANC:3540Major Modern Dance II1-2
DANC:3850/DPA:3850/MUS:3850Introduction to Laban Movement Studies2
DANC:3851/DPA:3851/MUS:3851Introduction to the Alexander Technique3
DANC:4030Major Ballet III1-2
DANC:4035Ballet Pointe II2
DANC:4040Major Modern Dance III1-2
DANC:4540Major Contemporary Dance IV1
DANC:4880Dance Gala Performance1-4
DANC:4881Collaborative Dance Performance1-4
DANC:4882Graduate/Undergraduate Concert1-4
DANC:4883Faculty/Graduate Concert1-4
DANC:4884Undergraduate Concert1-4
DANC:4885M.F.A. Thesis Concert1-4
DANC:4886B.F.A. Event1-4