This is the first version of the 2021-22 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

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. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

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; visit Undergraduate Auditions on the Department of Dance website. Contact the Department of Dance for more information or questions about auditions.

Required Coursework

The minor in dance requires the following coursework. Students must complete all prerequisites for the courses they choose for the minor. In order to enroll in DANC:3530 Major Ballet II, students must have taken at least two semesters of DANC:3030 Major Ballet I; to enroll in DANC:3540 Major Contemporary Movement Practices II, students must have taken at least two semesters of DANC:3040 Major Contemporary Movement Practices I.

This course:
DANC:2060/DPA:2060Dance and Society in Global Contexts3
One of these:
DANC:1150/LAS:1150Brazilian Culture and Carnival3
DANC:2065Performing Power/Performing Protest: The Body, Identity, and the Image3
DANC:2085Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Movement Practices3
Students select the remaining dance courses for the minor from these, to total 15 s.h.:
DANC:1170Functional Anatomy1
DANC:2020Intermediate Jazz (maximum of 6 s.h. of all intermediate-level coursework will count toward the minor)2
DANC:2025Intermediate Hip Hop Dance (maximum of 6 s.h. of all intermediate-level coursework will count toward the minor)2
DANC:2029Intermediate Ballet for Nonmajors (maximum of 6 s.h. of all intermediate-level coursework will count toward the minor)2
DANC:2030Majors Intermediate Ballet (maximum of 6 s.h. of all intermediate-level coursework will count toward the minor)3
DANC:2040Majors Intermediate Contemporary Movement Practices (maximum of 6 s.h. of all intermediate-level coursework will count toward the minor)3
DANC:2050Introduction to Improvisation and Composition3
DANC:2150Brazilian Social Dance: The Samba2
DANC:3010Topics in Global Movement Practices2
DANC:3030Major Ballet I (mandatory Department of Dance audition; enrollment is limited to the fall semester)1-3
DANC:3039Partnering Class1
DANC:3040Major Contemporary Movement Practices I (mandatory Department of Dance audition; enrollment is limited to the fall semester)1-3
DANC:3050Body/Image: Dance and Media in Discourse and Practice3
DANC:3060Western Concert Dance History: Romantic to Contemporary3
DANC:3070Dance Kinesiology3
DANC:3150Choreography I2
DANC:3530Major Ballet II (mandatory Department of Dance audition; enrollment is limited to the fall semester)1-2
DANC:3540Major Contemporary Movement Practices II (mandatory Department of Dance audition; enrollment is limited to the fall semester)1-2
DANC:3700Dance Pedagogy: Theories, Issues, and Perspectives3
DANC:3851/DPA:3851/MUS:3851Introduction to the Alexander Technique3
DANC:3852Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method: Posture, Perception, and Pain Relief3
DANC:3853Introduction to Klein Technique2
DANC:4030Major Ballet III1-2
DANC:4034Ballet Pointe I1
DANC:4035Ballet Pointe II1-2
DANC:4040Major Contemporary Movement Practices III1-2
DANC:4452M.F.A. Independent Project Research Labarr.
DANC:4453M.F.A. Thesis Research Labarr.
DANC:4454Faculty Creative Research Labarr.
DANC:4540Major Contemporary Movement Practices IV1
DANC:4880Dance Gala Performance1-4
DANC:4881Collaborative Dance Performance Concert1
DANC:4882Graduate/Undergraduate Concert1-4
DANC:4883Faculty/Graduate Concert1-4
DANC:4884Undergraduate Event1-4
DANC:4885M.F.A. Thesis Concert1-4
DANC:4886B.F.A. Concert1-4
DANC:4887M.F.A. Event1-2
DANC:4888Special Project Student Performancearr.